NEED HELP NOW?
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, in danger of hurting yourself or others, feeling suicidal, worried about your safety or concerned about someone else in crisis, it's very important that you get immediate help! Depending on the emergency, you may want to consider the following options:
IF YOU ARE OFF CAMPUS
- Call 911 or
- Go to the nearest hospital emergency room:
SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CRISIS RESOURCE
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline /1 800-273-8255
If you or someone you know are in crisis and need to talk to someone at any time, day or night, whether you feel suicidal or not, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They provide 24/7 free confidential support in a variety of crisis situations, including immediate suicidal crises, and they can provide general information about mental health.
- Call to speak with someone who cares
- Call if you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself
- Call to speak to a crisis worker about someone you're concerned about
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also offers Lifeline Crisis Chat for online crisis support at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Crisis Text Line- text HOME to 741741
Text a Crisis Counselor any time of day or night.
If you are in any kind of crisis, you can reach out to the Crisis Text Line. A trained Crisis Counselor will help you work through thoughts of suicide or any emotions you don’t know how to deal with alone. They will respond and text with you until you feel you are in a safe place. The Crisis Text Line provides:
- Confidential and free text conversation
- Calm and empathetic Crisis Counselors
- Active listening
- Suggested referrals for further help
The Crisis Text Line provides service to anyone within the United States. Find more information at https://www.crisistextline.org.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ABUSE RESOURCES
*All services are free, confidential and available 24/7
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, or rape, you can call The Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center (424) 259-7208
- The Santa Monica Treatment Center Crisis Line provides immediate crisis assessment and referrals for medical, mental health and other social services.
Or visit The Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center
Address: 1250 16th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404
People who are in need of medical care immediately following a sexual assault may also walk into the UCLA emergency room.
The Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center Services includes:
- 24-hour emergency medical care and evidentiary examinations for sexual assault
- Crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment
- Staff provide advocacy and accompaniment through medical, police and court procedures. Staff may also act as an expert witness in court and legislative hearings
- Ongoing counseling and psychotherapyInformation and referral, support services for people who have been sexually assaulted
- Comprehensive treatment program for children who are victims of sexual assault called Stuart House
CHILD ABUSE RESOURCES
Children at risk for abuse, parents needing crisis intervention, and people who wish to report abuse or intent to abuse are urged to call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453). The hotline is staffed 24/7 by professional crisis counselors and has interpreters available to provide assistance in more than 200 languages. Childhelp can:
- Connect you with resources in your area to help prevent abuse
- Help you report known or suspected abuse
- Refer you to services or agencies in your area
- Help you by providing options for your specific situation
All calls made to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline are confidential.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about may be experiencing emotional, physical, sexual, or other kinds of abuse, whether or not you would call it domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224). They provide free confidential support at any time, day or night.
- Call if you think you may be experiencing emotional, sexual, physical, or other abuse
- Call for resources about safety within an abusive relationship or while trying to leave one
- Call for resources about safety and recovery after an abusive relationship has ended
- Call if you are afraid you may be abusing someone and want help changing your behavior
You can also reach an advocate using their private chat services 7 a.m.–2 p.m. (CST) at www.thehotline.org.