If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call CAPS (657-278-3040, available 24/7) and ask to speak with the on-call therapist. (Examples of a crisis situation include thoughts of suicide or homicide, self-harm, hallucinations, recent traumatic events, or feeling completely unable to manage your current situation.)
CAPS understands that sometimes mental health or life concerns can rise above the level of distressing and reach the threshold of a mental health crisis. If this happens to you, we want you to know that we are available to help.
CAPS crisis services are available to all currently-enrolled students, for both phone calls and walk-in crisis services between the hours of 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. After business hours, our crisis line continues to be available to current students every day, 24/7, including weekends and holidays.
Examples of a mental health crisis situation include but are not limited to: thoughts of suicide or homicide, self-harm, hallucinations, recent traumatic events, or feeling completely unable to manage your current situation.
In the event of an extreme mental health emergency or life-threatening situation, it is recommended that the student call 911, University Police (657-278-2515), or go to the nearest emergency room.
Faculty/Staff - If you are concerned about a student, we are here to help! Please give us a call at (657) 278-3040 or visit this page to learn more about helping students in distress, or referring students for crisis counseling. If the student is in immediate danger, call 911.
24/7 Emergency Numbers
- CAPS Crisis Line: 657-278-3040
- OC Warmline: 714-991-6412
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988 or 800-273-8255
- Treveor Lifeline (LGBTQ+): 866-488-7386
- Crisis Text Line
- Text "HOME" to 741-741
- Students of color: Text "STEVE" to 741-741
- Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673
Click below to learn how to make an appointment for non-emergency counseling at CAPS, and tips for what to do while you wait!