Please choose the campus where you need help:
If at any time you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else in the moment call Public Safety at (209) 946-3911.
The Public Safety officers are trained to help students and want to help you in any way that they can.
What is considered an emergency?
We offer emergency therapy on a same-day basis as necessary. We leave the decision of whether it is an emergency or not up to you. To help you make this decision we'd like you to know the following information: An emergency appointment is a brief visit, similar to going to an emergency room. We meet with you as soon as we can on the same day you come in with the goal of stabilizing you in the moment. The following are types of concerns typically addressed by Emergency Therapy Appointments:
1. Having a current plan to attempt suicide or inflict serious bodily harm on someone else.
2. Having had any of the following experiences in the last 7 days:
- Attempted suicide or made verbal or written threats to do so
- Inflicted or attempted to inflict serious bodily harm on yourself or on someone else
- Been physically and/or sexually assaulted
- Heard or seen things that do not exist
- Experienced uncontrollable despair, anxiety or anger
- Been unable to provide for your own food, clothing, and shelter
- Experienced the recent loss of a loved one
Based on the above description, I would like to see someone as soon as possible, now what?
If it's currently during regular Business Hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm):
Please walk in to the Cowell Wellness Center or call (209) 946-2315, ext 2 and ask for an emergency appointment so that you can be connected with the appropriate help.
If it's after Business Hours:
If you are a student and need to speak to someone at night or on the weekend call 209.946.2315, extension 2 and then choose option 4. This will connect you with a therapist who will speak with you about your concerns. This after-hours therapist will let us know during the next business day that you have called, the nature of your call, and if you would like a follow-up phone call.
Emergency mental health assistance is also available 24/7 from:
San Joaquin County Mental Health
1212 N. California St.
For psychological emergencies call 911