Effective Date: 
Fri, 08/01/2008
Wed, 02/21/2018
Wed, 06/03/2015

Dear Student:

Since you have reported one or more risk factors related to your personal safety, we highly recommend that you stay and meet with a clinician.  We strongly discourage you from leaving our office today before you have met with a clinician.

If  for some reason you decide to leave at this time, we encourage you to return to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) as soon as possible.  CAPS walk-in crisis services are available during regular working hours which are 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Please be advised that the following resources are available also:

·         CAPS After-hours Crisis Services – this service is available for crisis assessment, safety planning, referrals, and consultation (831-459-2628, select option “3”)

·         Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health Center - Provides crisis stabilization services and/or hospitalization. (831-600-2810)

·         Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast – A volunteer-operated hotline available (24 hours/7 days) for all crisis or urgent matters (877-663-5433) -

·         National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK); FOR VETS: 800-273-8255 and press “1”

·         The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 (866-4-U-Trevor)

·         911 for all emergencies

If you are a student residing on campus, you also may seek assistance from the College Residential Life Staff, including Resident Advisors (RA), Community Assistants (CA), Coordinators for Residential Education (CRE), and Community Safety Officers (CSO) for personal issues, concerns or problems.