Mental Health Emergency and Crisis Options

A mental health crisis exists whenever a person's behavior poses an imminent danger of causing harm to self or others.

If a crisis situation occurs…

During regular business hours, call the Counseling Department at (815) 455-8765. Do not leave a voicemail message.

During other hours, call the McHenry County Crisis Program at 1-800-892-8900. Visit for more information.

Students who are concerned about another student's behavior or emotional state may consult with an MCC Counselor for direction. Call (815) 455-8765 for an immediate appointment.

Life-threatening Emergency and Crisis Options

Dial 911 for a life-threatening emergency.

Dial extension 8733 or from an outside line, dial (815) 455-8733 every day 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. to contact Campus Public Safety/Police.