Crisis Services

If you or someone you know has attempted suicide and needs immediate medical attention, or a suicide is imminent, call 911 immediately.

Counseling Services provides crisis services to currently enrolled Oakton students. If possible, call in advance to schedule a same-day counseling appointment. If you are not in immediate crisis, you may stop in or call for a routine counseling appointment. 

During regular operating hours, counselors are available to respond to crises and unexpected events that impact students. To connect with a counselor during a crisis, contact the Wellness Center at either campus 847.635. 1885 or stop by the Wellness Center, Room 1200, Des Plaines or Room A175 Skokie.

Examples of urgent crises may include:

  • thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • not eating for several days (for reasons not related to a physical illness)
  • being a recent victim of physical or sexual assault

After-hours Crisis
Oakton does not provide after-hours crisis intervention. Students on campus who need crisis support when Counseling Services is closed should contact Public Safety at:

Des Plaines, Room 1170
847.635.1880 Non-emergency
847.635.1888 Emergency

Skokie, Room C100
847.635.1422 Non-emergency
847.635.1888 Emergency

Also see: Helping Someone in Crisis

Additional Resources

Emergency/Crisis Numbers

  • Emergency 911
  • Oakton Public Safety Emergency (both campuses)
  • Des Plaines Police (non-emergency)
  • Skokie Police (non-emergency)

Rape and Sexual Assault
Find additional support services for victims of rape and sexual assault at

  • Rape Victim Advocates 312.443.9603
  • Rape Crisis Hotline 888.293.2080


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
  • Adult Abuse
  • National Domestic Violence
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Action Helpline