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 acaemdic year (5:00pm-8:00am), excluding holidays, academic breaks, and finals week.Every day of the academic year from 5:00pm to 8:00am (except holidays, academic breaks and finals week).
Contacts and Resources
- Campus Safety/EMTs: (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.
- Ulifeline: 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 behavior to OSL
- Counseling and Psychological Services: (408) 554-4501
- Crisis appointments available for same or next day (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.