Mental Health Resources

Student Health Services - Habif Health & Wellness Center

Located on the South 40 campus
To schedule an appointment: call 314-935-6695 or schedule online at 
As a student, you are eligible to receive 9 free mental health sessions per academic year. Additionally, you can have 7 more sessions in an academic year where you only pay a small co-pay for each session. Any sessions after that would have to be paid for out of pocket.
**In the event of a crisis situation, call the number above during business hours and state that it is an emergency or call 314-935-5555 if outside of business hours

Let's Talk

"Let's Talk" is a program that provides students with easy access to free, brief, confidential consultations with counselors from Mental Health Services (MHS). MHS counselors hold walk-in hours at selected sites on campus during which students can stop by when their schedule permits- no appointments needed. While “Let’s Talk” consultation sessions are not to replace traditional counseling services offered in-house at MHS, they can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

Group Therapy Services

Mental Health Services (MHS) offers process groups, support groups, and skills and educational groups to meet the diverse needs of Wash U students.

Health and Wellness Digital Library

Stay well and do well at WashU. Scroll through Habif’s Digital Resource Library for easy-to-view and print pages on their most popular health promotion topics.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Nation-wide network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Call 800-273-8255

Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Access Crisis Intervention (ACI)

The Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline (sometimes referred to as Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) line) is staffed by mental health professionals who can respond to your crisis 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. They will talk with you about your crisis and help you determine what further help is needed, for example, a telephone conversation to provide understanding and support, a face-to-face intervention, an appointment the next day with a mental health professional, or perhaps an alternative service that best meets your needs. They may give you other resources or services within your community to provide you with ongoing care following your crisis. All calls are strictly confidential.
Call 800-811-4760 if you live in the counties of St Louis City or St Louis County
**In addition to the hotlines, ACI can organize a mobile crisis response for face-to-face on-site crisis stabilization, assistance with next-day appointments, and other services.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.
Text “HOME” to 741741 from anywhere in the US, at any time, about any type of crisis

Behavioral Health Response (BHR)

Established in 1994, Behavioral Health Response is a private nonprofit corporation, the hub for an Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) system, that provides 24-hour access to mental health services to residents of the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Services provided free of charge.
Crisis hotline: 314-469-6644 or 800-811-4760

Uncle Joe's Peer Counseling

Undergraduate students are welcome to stop by during our office hours or call at any time to talk about any problems or concerns they are dealing with.  

  • Open 10PM – 1AM every night, excluding university holidays and breaks.
  • Office is located in the  basement of Gregg Hall on the South 40. Enter from the storefronts (in between STS and WashU Wash) or through the side door next to Off the Row, go down the hall and follow the signs.

24/7 phone line: 314-935-5099