If you feel you may be experiencing a mental health issue, please call (408) 554-4501 and request to speak to the Crisis Counselor.
A personal crisis typically occurs when an individual has exhausted all or most of his/her perceived coping skills, self-esteem, social support, and power regarding an experience, situation or event. Some examples of a personal crisis may include:
- Making suicidal or homicidal threats
- Experiencing a loss, i.e. a recent death
- Witnessing a traumatic event
- Being a victim of a crime
- Experiencing hallucinations
- Sexual assault
- Any other debilitating concerns
After Business Hours
- Contact Resident Director or Campus Safety
- Contact SCU EMS for after-hours emergencies every day of the academic year (5:00pm-8:00 am), excluding holidays, academic breaks, and finals week. Every day of the academic year from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am (except holidays, academic breaks and finals week).
Contacts and Resources
- (408) 554-4444 (24 hours/7 days a week) or 911 if off-campus
- If you are someone you know is in immediate danger.
- Including (but not limited to):
- a possible attempt/plan of suicide,
- current intimate partner altercation(s),
- and/or possible overdose.
- Call 1-800- 273-TALK (8255), Text Start to 741-741
- Chat with a Crisis Counselor 24/7 about you or someone you are concerned about.
- Trained on a variety of crises (suicide, substance use, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, eating disorders, etc.).
- Culture of CARE/OSL
- If unsure if this is a crisis, follow the decision tree.
- If one would like to report concerning behaviour to OSL.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (408) 554-4501
- Crisis appointments available M-F, 9a-3p.
- Phone Triage: a brief telephone consult with a counselor regarding your concerns. All calls will be returned on normal business days within 24 hours.
- Getting Help with Depression
- If symptoms of major depression have been present for two weeks or more, contact a health care provider.
- Should you be experiencing suicidal thoughts, contact a health care provider or crisis line immediately.
- Stress and Relaxation Interactive Program
- Learn new strategies & skills to apply to your everyday life and understand how stress impacts your goals & values.
- This Interactive Program will help you figure out if stress is helping or hurting you, and what to do about it if it’s a problem.
- Help with Relaxation
- Teaches you how to cope with stress on a day to day basis.
- These exercises are empirically validated techniques designed to reduce stress in your everyday life.