What is a Mental Health Emergency?
A mental health emergency is a life-threatening situation where an individual is an imminent harm to themselves or others, severely disorientated or unable to engage in reality testing, has a severe inability to function, or is otherwise distraught and displaying out of control behaviors.
What to Do if You’re experiencing a Mental Health Emergency?
In the event of a life-threatening situation, dial 911 or contact Campus Police (626) 585-7484. You may also go to the nearest emergency room.
What is A Mental Health Crisis?
A mental health crisis is defined as an acute, non-life threatening situation in which an individual is exhibiting severe, sudden, and/or unexpected emotional stress that causes a marked deterioration in self-care, threatening to harm themselves or others, disorientated or out of touch with reality, has a compromised ability to function, or is otherwise agitated or distressed to the point where they are unable to be calmed.
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. Personal Counseling is located in D-203.
After normal business hours, please contact:
- On-campus: Campus Police (626) 585-7484
- dial 911
- You may also contact the free 24/7 crisis text line by texting “COURAGE” to 741741
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
What to Do if You’re Concerned about Someone Else?
When talking with the student, try to focus on specific, observable behaviors in a non-judgmental and warm manner. It is important to thank them for their willingness to open up to you, whenever possible affirm their strengths and impart hope, and encourage help-seeking on-campus. If they are willing to come to Personal Counseling, it may be helpful to walk them down to our office (D-203) and provide one of our clinical staff information about your concerns for this student. Except in emergencies, the option must be left open for the student to accept or refuse counseling. If the student emphatically says "no," then respect that decision and again leave the situation open for possible reconsideration at a later time.
In addition to a referral to Personal Counseling Services, members of the campus community can also submit an incident report to the Crisis Prevention and Response Team (C-PART). Submitting an incident report to C-PART may serve as the basis for a C-PART risk assessment investigation, wellness or academic intervention and/or the initiation of the student conduct process. Please note that C-PART referrals are reviewed during business hours and may not be addressed immediately. Click to submit a C-PART incident report.
Other Campus Resources
Title IX (626) 585-7388 (C-204)
Community Mental Health Resources
Huntington Hospital/Della Martin Center (626) 397-2323
Las Encinas Hospital (626) 795-9901
Pasadena YWCA Rape Crisis Hotline (626) 793-3385
Haven House (Shelter & Counseling for Family Violence) (323) 681-2626
Arcadia Crisis Management Center (626) 821-5858
211 Information and Referral Service Dial 2-1-1
National Mental Health Resources