Cornell recognizes that students will need help "after hours" from time to time. The Counseling Center’s current hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Should you, or a friend, need assistance "after hours" the following resources are available to you:

  • Your Resident Assistant (RA) is an excellent resource for assistance. An RA is on duty in residence halls each night. They have access to numerous resources in the Mount Vernon area that could be of use to you.
  • Your Division of Student Affairs Staff on Call is also a great resource. Campus Safety will be able to contact the staff member on call.
  • Campus Safety can also provide assistance in emergencies and in times when safety is an issue. You can reach Campus Safety by calling x4299 (319-895-4299).

If you need someone to talk to, need information about a support group in Cedar Rapids, or have an emotional crisis, the Foundation 2 Crisis Line is an excellent resource. You can call the crisis line 24-hours a day, seven days a week at (319) 362-2174, which is a local call from Mt. Vernon (i.e., dial 9-362-2174 if using a campus phone).


Additional off-campus resources

Family and/or friends

The Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, 319-398-3562 (9-398-3562 from a campus phone)
Emergency calls are answered 24-hours a day.  During business hours, you can call to talk with an intake coordinator, schedule appointments for mental health care, and/or get referrals for other types of mental health services in the Cedar Rapids area; the Cedar Rapids office also has some walk-in Same Day Access services.

Mercy Medical Center (ER 319-398-6041)
St. Luke’s Hospital (ER 319-369-7105)
These hospitals in Cedar Rapids will conduct emergency psychiatric evaluations through their emergency rooms.  If you are experiencing a severe mental health crisis (e.g., thoughts of suicide or homicide, hallucinations), you should consider being examined by an ER physician. 

National crisis hotlines and online services:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • Crisis Text Line
      • For Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741
      • For Anyone:  Text HOME to 741741
    • The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
    • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860