For individuals within Kirksville and Adair County, call UCS at 660-785-4014 during business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm) or after hours call Kirksville Police Dispatch at 660-665-5621 and request to speak to the Truman on-call counselor. Please leave your full name, location and telephone number and a UCS professional will return your call as soon as possible, usually within a few minutes.
For anyone outside of Kirksville and Adair County, for immediate support please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with them on their website. Or text Home to 741 741 to contact the Trevor Project’s crisis line.
To Speak to a Counselor
Please call Kirksville Police Dispatch at 660-665-5621 and request to speak to the Truman on-call counselor. If for some reason you are unable to reach the on call counselor, please use the resources listed below. A University Counseling Services (UCS) counselor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic year.
Medical or Safety emergency
Please call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room, in Kirksville it is located at 315 S Osteopathy.
Mark Twain Behavioral Health Crisis Line: 1-800-356-5395
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
In order to be able to best serve students who may need crisis care, we define a crisis as an immediate onset of severe psychological symptoms that cannot be mitigated through self-initiated care or support from caring others. Examples may include: urges to harm yourself, plans to harm someone else, hearing voices that aren’t there, the immediate experience of trauma, etc. For non-crisis care please call to schedule an appointment during regular office hours.