Mental Health Resources

Resources for the Campus Community


Emergent Help for All

Crisis Text Line = Text "Start" to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit

Cuyahoga County Crisis Line  216-623-6888 

Espanol Linea de Crisis 1-888-628-9454

Poison Control i-800-222-1222 

CWRU Police Department (for On-campus emergencies) 216/368-3333 

Dial 911 for off campus emergencies

Trevor Lifeline - 1-866-488-7386 or

Military Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)


Attend the Talk Cracked Not Broken

Join Kevin Hines, a mental health advocate, global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur who reaches audiences all over the world with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live.
Cracked No Broken will take place on Tuesday October 29 at 5 PM in the Linsalata Alumni Center and is open to all CWRU, CIA, CIM undergraduate, graduate and professional students as well as faculty and staff. 

Learn more and RSVP.


Get the "Reach Out" App

CWRU's Reach Out app provides guidance for supporting a friend in need, suicide prevention, or coping with mental health challenges. Users can also create a customized collection of phone numbers to quickly access in times of crisis.

Check out the Reach Out poster - or just search for CWRU Reach Out in your phone's app store.


Resources for Students

The Counseling Services after hours on-call number is 216-368-5872

The 24/7 Nurse Advice Line is 216-368-2450

Contact University Health and Counseling Services to learn how to establish care on campus.


Resources for Faculty and Staff

Contact Impact Solutions, the university's employee assistance provider at 1-800-227-6007 to schedule sessions with a counselor. Learn more about Impact Solutions.


Sign Up for QPR Training

QPR or Question. Persuade. Refer. is a one hour training session that helps faculty, staff and students recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors in others. Participants are then taught how to refer others to help in the community. 

Please take advantage of this free event at 1:30 PM on October 29, 2019 by registering in advance.


Dealing with Day to Day Stressors

Whether you’re getting adjusted to life on campus, at the height of a deadline-driven project or simply dealing with the issues that arise, day in and day out, it’s important to take time to relax.

Case Western Reserve University offers multiple resources, including the RELAX Line and online guided relaxation exercises.


By calling 216.368.3999, you can access five different meditations designed to help you refocus, refresh, rejuvenate, renew and restore. (For best results, call from an on-campus phone.)

Each meditation ranges from one to 15 minutes; choose the one that best suits your needs for the day, or do multiple to gain even more benefit.

Learn more—and get links to the online exercises.

Guided Relaxation Exercises

Staff members from University Health & Counseling Services have recorded guided relaxation exercises on a variety of topics, ranging from anxiety to loneliness, public speaking to body image.    

Based on Edmund Jacobson's popular and effective Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique, the relaxation exercises each range between six and 16 minutes.

Listen to the exercises online.