The term "crisis" can mean different things to folks - in general, a crisis is a time of intense difficulty, trouble or danger. It’s often a time when our traditional problem-solving approaches fail to bring us back to equilibrium, and we can encounter feelings of hopelessness, sadness, frustration, confusion, and even panic. Please note that the examples below are only some possible crisis scenarios. Counseling Services staff is available for phone or walk-in crisis consultations during regular business hours even if your scenario is not listed above, and phone consultation is available when the office is closed.
- You are currently having thoughts of hurting or killing yourself
- You are currently having thoughts of hurting or killing someone else
- You recently made an attempt to injure or kill yourself or someone else
- You feel unable to take care of yourself or are experiencing hallucinations
- You do not feel safe **Please note that if you are having a life-threatening medical or psychiatric emergency at any time, please call for immediate assistance:
- Campus Security Emergency Line at (626) 395-5000 (on campus)
- 9-1-1 (off campus)
- You are worried about a fellow student, family member, friend, or someone else important in your life and would like to consult with a counseling professional
- You have an urgent concern that you feel cannot wait until the following day
We understand that urgent and overwhelming matters do not only occur between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Thus, Counseling Services offers different ways to provide support outside of regular business hours.
- On Mondays and Wednesdays, the Counseling Center office offers extended hours until 7:00 PM for Spring term. Please check the website for any updates to this schedule.
- Telephone crisis consultation is available after business hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays by calling the Counseling Services main line at (626) 395-8331 and pressing "2" when prompted. A counselor may follow up with you the next day regarding your use of after-hours support to offer additional support or resources.
- Help available 24-7 via phone, text or online chat for LGBTQ youth
- Help available 24-7 via phone or online chat 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis intervention, support, and linkage to resources
- Text HOME to 741741 for 24-7 crisis support via text message
- 24-hour support and advocacy for support for sexual assault or domestic violence
- (626) 793-3385
- Multi-lingual Support Hotline
- (800) 339-3940