What is A Crisis?

A crisis is defined as an acute, severe, sudden, and/or unexpected emotional stress that causes a marked deterioration in self-care, such as: missing classes, sleep disturbance, eating problems, crying at unwanted times, and self-injurious behavior.

What to Do if You're in Crisis?

We offer crisis intervention services at any time during office hours. You do not need an appointment - just come to our office. If you are experiencing a crisis outside of our office hours, please use the following resources:

  • On-campus: call Campus Police (626) 585-7484
  • Off-campus:
    • call local police (911)
    • Emergency Outreach Bureau (800) 854-7771
    • Suicide Prevention Center - (877) 727–4747
    • Center for Pacific Asian Families - 1–800–339–3940
    • Pasadena YWCA Rape Hotline - (English/Espanol) - (626) 793–3385
    • Haven House (shelter & counseling for family violence) - (323) 681–2626

In the case of any violence involving a mental health crisis, call Pasadena Police Department and have a dispatcher send their Hope Unit (626) 744-4501


Additional Community Resources

Arcadia Mental Health
(out-patient, public mental health facility)
330 E. Live Oak Ave.
Arcadia 91006
(626) 821-5858

Pasadena Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency
1245 E. Walnut St., Suite 117
Pasadena 91106
(626) 795-9127 

Peace Over Violence
(Domestic Violence resource)
892 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite D
Pasadena 91103
(626) 584-6191

Las Encinas Hospital

(in-patient private psychiatric hospital)
2900 E. Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena 91107
(626) 795-9901

The Della Martin Center at Huntington Memorial Hospital
(in-patient private hospital)
760 S. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena 91109
(626) 397-2329