Crisis Information

If on Campus call TAMIU PD 956-326-2911 

Most people associate 911 with medical emergencies. However, 911 also assists with emergencies such as someone seriously considering suicide; or you may contact our local mental health authority listed below:

If you are in immediate crisis and one of the following applies to you:

  • You feel you are in immediate danger of harming yourself 
  • You feel you are in immediate danger of harming someone else
  • You have recently been assaulted or had a traumatic experience

Call 911 or the Counseling Center at 956.326.2230 and press 3 to speak with a crisis counselor now.

Border Region Behavioral Health Center
1500 Pappas St, Laredo, TX 78041
Laredo, Texas 78041
(956) 794-3000
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-643-1102


The Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call: 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)
Chat online: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Support for people who are deaf and hard of hearing: 800-799-4889


Support for Veterans and Their Loved Ones
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring and confidential support 24/7.

    Call: 800-273-8255 and Press 1

    Chat online: veteranscrisisline.net 

    Send a text message: 838255


Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support and trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

Text: TX to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support in the U.S.

Visit: crisistextline.org


Rape Abuse Help line


The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people under 25.

    Chat online: thetrevorproject.org

    Call: 866-488-7386

    Text: START to 678678


Helpline in Mexico for Suicidal Thoughts

Línea De La Vida

24/7 Counselors 



Help Outside the United States 

To find a suicide helpline outside the United States, visit:

International Association for Suicide Prevention

Sexual Assault Resources 

If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or (956) 326-2911 (on-campus).

If you think you have been sexually assaulted:

Do not bathe, shower, or change clothes as this will destroy evidence.

Go immediately to the Emergency Room at Doctor’s Hospital, 10700 McPherson Rd

Laredo, TX 78041 for an exam and treatment.  Phone: (956) 523-2000.
If you are not in Laredo, Texas, go to the nearest emergency room. 

    University Counseling Center (956) 326-2230, press #3 to speak to a crisis counselor. 

    National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-HOPE

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Know that rape is never your fault, no matter the circumstances.  To report sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking, contact:

    University Police Department: (956) 326-2911

    Notify the Title IX coordinator: (956) 326-2857

Casa De Misericordia (offers local emergency shelter)

Hotline: 956-712-9591

(24/7) Toll Free: 877-782-2722

Business: 956-729-0211

Languages: English and Spanish 


National Domestic Violence Hotlines 

National Domestic Violence Online Chat & Textline text "START" to 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

LoveIsRespect Hotline

LoveIsRespect Online Chat and Textline text "LOVEIS" to 22522.


Office of Student Counseling Services
Student Center 128
Phone: (956) 326-2230
Fax: (956) 326-2231
Email: counseling@tamiu.edu