Crisis counseling sessions can be scheduled from 1-2pm and 4-5pm, Monday through Friday.
Students will be scheduled for crisis appointments on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be present in the building to schedule.
Crisis sessions are 30 minutes long and will focus on assessment and planning for an immediate situation. If a student wants a longer appointment and can wait, they are advised to schedule a regular counseling session.
When the center is closed, students can call (510) 885-3735 and dial option 2 to be connected with a trained phone counselor. This service will send Counseling a message after each call in case follow up is needed
Staff, faculty, and community members can also call this service for guidance about how to support a student in distress.
Students can also call the following hotlines for crisis support:
|Free Nationwide Crisis||800-273-TALK|
|Alameda County Crisis Support||800-309-2131|
|Contra Costa County Crisis Center||800-833-2900|
|San francisco Suicide Prevention||415-781-0500|
|San Mateo County StarVista||650-579-0350|
|Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis||855-278-4204|
Students can also receive crisis text support by texting 741741. A trained counselor will respond by text and guide them through the situation.