Mental Health Emergencies
The University Counseling and Wellness Center (UCWC) provides crisis intervention for USA students experiencing mental health emergencies such as psychological trauma or thoughts of seriously harming self or others.
Accessing Help for Yourself
- If a medical emergency occurs, call 911.
- For emergency mental health assistance during our normal office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), you can call our office at (251) 460-7051.
- During non-business hours, contact the University Police at (251) 460-6312 and they will notify the on-call counselor as appropriate.
- Other area resources for mental health emergencies include:
- Call 988 - newly launched Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help students experiencing mental health-related distress. Students can call 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
- Nearest hospital emergency room
- Care Pointe (AltaPointe’s crisis line) – (251) 450-2211
- National Hotline and Online resources
Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone# 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline (website also has a chat option)
Eating Disorder Hotline
Monday-Thursday 9-9 (E.T).; Friday 9-5 (E.T.)
National Child Abuse Hotline
Phone# (1-800) 4-A-Child (422-4453)
Panic Disorder Information line
Phone# 1-800-64-PANIC (72642)
Self Injury Foundation Hotline
Phone# 1-800-334-HELP (4357)
Sexual Assault Hotline
Phone# 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
The National Sexual Assault Online hotline (website also has a Chat option)
SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse/Mental Health National Hotline
Phone# 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Concerned about Someone Else
The professional staff of the Counseling and Testing Center is available to consult with faculty, staff, and students regarding the psychological welfare of particular students. Please click here for more information on consultation.
If you have a serious concern about the mental health of another USA student, assuming it is during business hours, you call the Counseling and Testing Center or, if it is after business hours, you can contact University Police at (251) 460-6312, 911, or have the person go to the nearest hospital emergency room.