Crisis and Triage Services
**Due to the current social distancing regulations, and in order to maximize student access, services are currently offered via a HIPAA-compliant Zoom or phone.**
WHAT IS A CRISIS?
- You are planning on seriously injuring yourself or someone else
- You recently made an attempt to seriously injure yourself or someone else
- You do not feel safe because someone else is stalking you, abusing you, assaulting you, and/or seriously threatening to do any of those behaviors
- You are unable to bathe, feed or otherwise care for yourself due to a mental health concern (including substance use)
What is a triage?
- You are in serious distress and urgently need to speak with a counselor in order to get brief support and problem solving
DO YOU NEED TO BE SEEN URGENTLY? iF YES, PLEASE DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
During Normal Business Hours:
- Due to the current shelter-in-place and social distancing regulations, call Counseling Services and tell the front desk that you need to speak to a counselor urgently. Crisis and triage services are offered via a HIPAA-compliant Zoom or phone
- Come in to Counseling Services and tell the front desk that you are currently in crisis
- Call 911 (any Police Department that responds can help you, including University Police)
After Normal Business Hours:
- Call Cal Poly Counseling Services at 805.756.2511 and select option 2 (which will automatically forward you to the 24/7 Cal Poly after-hours crisis line that is staffed by live, licensed counselors)
- Call the local crisis hotline, SLO Hotline: 800.783.0607 (Hablamos Español)
- Text START to 741741 for Crisis Text Line (no charge for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon plans). Available 24/7 in the U.S. (Note: This may not work on a pre-paid phone or any plan that does not allow "shortcodes") See www.crisistextline.org for more information.
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK (8255) (Services are available in many different languages)
- Para hablar con alguien en espanol: 877.SUICIDA (877.784.2432)
- Call the Trevor Lifeline: 866.488.7386 (for LGBTQIA young adults)
- Call the Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860
- Call the Nurse Response Line: 888.439.2012
- If you or someone you know is an imminent danger to themselves or someone else, go to the nearest ER or call 911. For a general non-emergency where police assistance might still be needed, call University Police Department by dialing 911 or 805.756.2281 (on campus).
Inpatient Mental Health Facilities
San Luis Obispo County Mental Health Services
2178 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
400 W. Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105