Student Services Student Counseling Center

Crisis Services

Walk-in Crisis Services

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) provides crisis services to currently enrolled, degree-seeking USD students. Most students requesting to see a counselor should phone in advance to schedule an intake appointment. If you are not in immediate crisis, you may stop in or call SCC to arrange an appointment, which can usually be scheduled within a week, depending on your schedule. However, if you are in crisis and need to be seen that day, you can walk in during our office hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). If possible, please call ahead (677-5777) and let us know you are coming. Please tell the receptionist that you are in crisis and need someone as soon as possible.

After-Hours Crisis

If it is after hours (after 5 p.m. M-F and weekends) and you are experiencing any of the following and feel like you need professional intervention, the below national hotlines are available for help. If you are at imminent risk, call 911 for off-campus or if you are on campus call 9-911 to connect with an on-call counselor.

Examples of Urgent Crises

  • Unable to stop crying
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself
  • Thoughts of hurting other people
  • Have not eaten in a few days (not due to illness)
  • Have not slept in a few days (not due to illness)
  • Recent victim of sexual assault

Other Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    1-866-4-U-TREVOR
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD & AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans' Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    24-hour online hotline: http://online.rainn.org
    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)