If You Are Currently in Crisis:


Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or text 988 for immediate mental health support.

On-Campus Mental Health Emergencies

We provide crisis support at our main Allendale and Pew Campuses

If a student is having a mental health emergency, they are welcome to drop by our Allendale or Pew Campus offices for an urgent consultation with a counselor during business hours. 

If the emergency is happening after-hours or during weekends, support is available. Call 911 or 988. You may also contact your Living Center Director or RA for assistance. 

Additional Local and National Hotlines

The following list of local and national resources are provided by the GVSU University Counseling Center as a service to the community. The resources identified on this list are not vetted or endorsed by the University Counseling Center or GVSU.

Ottawa County Local Helpline 24-Hr. Emergency Assistance:

  • Grand Haven: (616) 842-4537 
  • Holland: (616) 396-4357
  • For all other Ottawa County areas: call toll-free 1-866-512-4357

Kent County Network 180 24-Hr. Access Line:  (616) 336-3909

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741

  • The Crisis Text Line provides trained volunteers to offer support 24-7. 

The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 

  • Trevor provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. TrevorChat is available 7 days a week 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CST. 
  • TrevorText is available Fridays 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. CST. Text "START" to 678-678.

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

  • Trans Lifeline is staffed with transgender volunteers ready to respond to whatever support you might need. 

Veterans Crisis Line: Call 988 and dial 1, or text 838255.

  • The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. 

YWCA 24-Hour Confidential Helpline: (616) 454-9922

  • The hotline will connect you with resources about domestic/ dating abuse, sexual assault, stalking, child sexual abuse, prevention, and more.

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-833-295-0616

  • Traverse City-focused, this hotline connects those in a crisis with licensed mental health professionals. 

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