If you are having suicidal feelings, or having difficulty controlling the urge to hurt yourself or someone else, or know someone who is having these feelings, seek help immediately:
925-424-1830, Student Health & Wellness Center, Room 1701 - Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:00-5:00; Wednesdays 11:00-7:00
For emergencies or urgent needs outside the regular business hours of the Student Health and Wellness Center, the following agencies will connect you with someone who can evaluate your situation and provide help.
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, CALL 911.
- Phone for local crisis resources:
- NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 800-273-8255
- NATIONAL HOPELINE NETWORK: 800-784-2433
- CALIFORNIA YOUTH CRISIS LINE: 800-843-5200
A statewide, toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotline for youth age 12-24 for information, support, and referrals to local resources.
Less Urgent Matters
College can be an exciting time, and it can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful. Depression, anxiety, substance use, and eating disorders are common mental health issues experienced by students. Counseling and support services can help students identify and manage personal concerns, learn more about themselves, and make positive life changes. Talking about issues and concerns in a safe and confidential environment can enable students to become more successful in college and life.
On-Campus Mental Health Resources
Benefits of counseling include relief from distressing symptoms; improved emotional health; the acquisition of new approaches to problem solving and decision making; more satisfying interpersonal relationships; and increased insight and understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Student Health & Wellness Services -
Health & Safety, Building 1700 - Room 1701, 925-424-1830
Personal counseling is offered (under supervision of a licensed psychologist). Hours available each week, by appointment. If an immediate appointment is not available and the student is experiencing a personal crisis, s/he may be seen by a crisis counselor.
Community Mental Health Resources
Community Mental Health Resources:
24 HR. CRISIS HOTLINE: (800)309-2131
211 Information & Referral Service - 211.org
Alameda County Access Program (510)346-1010
Alameda County mental health
Community Low Cost Mental Health Providers:
SAUSAL CREEK OUTPATIENT STABILIZATION PROGRAM
- Medication & Counseling - Sausal Creek Outpatient Stabilization Clinic provides services to any adult who feels that they cannot wait for routine mental health outpatient care.
- Sausal Creek
ANTHROPOS COUNSELING CENTER:
AXIS COMMUNITY HEALTH IN PLEASANTON:
HORIZONS FAMILY COUNSELING IN LIVERMORE:
PLEASANTON COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER:
- Counseling only
Kognito At-Risk for Faculty & Staff
We have adopted an interactive, online gatekeeper training simulation that will assist faculty and staff to better identify and refer students in distress to support services on campus. We highly recommend that you take this 45 minute course, which is already in use at over 400 colleges and universities.
To take the course, follow the instructions below:
General Mental Health Resources
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Below are additional links to excellent websites for mental health information:
- Go Ask Alice: Website operated by Columbia University to answer the questions of college students on issues related to physical health, mental health, and sexuality.
- Half Of Us: This engaging youth-oriented site uses video stories of students and high-profile artists to increase awareness about mental health issues and the importance of getting help.
- Healthyminds.org: This website of the American Psychiatric Association offers a broad array of information on topics related to mental health.
- Helpguide: Website operated by a non-profit organization offers information and resources on a broad range of mental health topics.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): An advocacy group for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. Good source of information and resources on mental health topics.
- ReachOut.com: An information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.
- ULifeLine.org: An online resource for college students with information about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or friends are struggling with mental health issues.
- Student Health 101