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It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline:

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

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Michigan Technological University

Hamar House - 1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295
(906) 487-2538

Michigan Technological University Counseling Services

Counseling Services is located in the Hamar House on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The Hamar House is located just east of Fisher Hall and across the street from Wadsworth Hall and Public Safety. The building is often referred to as ‘The Little White House’ and is very easy to find.

Academic and personal counseling services are available to all Michigan Tech undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to their families.

Michigan Technological University Emergency Contact Information

The easiest way to make an appointment to meet with one of our counselors is to call the office at 487-2538 any time Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

If this is your first appointment, you will be assigned a counselor depending on who is available to see you at the time that would be best for you. If for whatever reason you would prefer to see either a male or a female counselor, please let us know so at the time you are making that first appointment.

You can also simply walk into the office at The Hamar House during normal hours and make an appointment directly. If it is an emergency, please tell the person at the desk.

In Case of Emergency

During normal working hours
If you experience a personal emergency Monday through Friday 8 AM to 12 PM or 1 PM to 5 PM call 487-2538 and request an emergency appointment, or simply walk in to the office at The Hamar House (the little white house next to Fisher Hall). A counselor will see you as soon as possible.

During weekends or evenings
If you experience a personal emergency over the weekend or during the evening when The Hamar House is closed, please call Public Safety at 487-2216 and they will contact the counselor on-call.

When Medical Attention is Necessary
In extreme cases that involve medical care as well as counseling attention, go immediately to the Emergency Department at Portage View Hospital in Hancock or to the Keweenaw Memorial Hospital in Laurium.

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