Crisis Referrals

If you or a person you are concerned about is experiencing a psychological emergency, you may request a crisis appointment.

This is similar to going to the ER for a physical health emergency. The following are examples of psychological emergencies:

  • It is your current intention or plan to attempt suicide
  • It is your current intention or plan to inflict bodily harm on someone
  • Your life is currently in danger (due to domestic violence, recent homelessness, or alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal)
  • Within the past week, you experienced a physical or sexual assault, or another type of significant trauma
  • Within the past week, you have been hearing or seeing things that others do not
  • Within the past 2 weeks, you were released from an inpatient psychiatric facility

Crisis counseling for mental health emergencies is available Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. Please inform our office staff if you need to be seen immediately. For after-hours emergencies, call one of the numbers below or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

USF Public Safety : Call (415) 422-2911 or extension 2911 from any on-campus phone

Suicide Prevention Hotline: (415) 781-0500; On-Line Lifeline CHAT
24-hour telephone counseling and referral for people who are depressed and suicidal. Translation services available. 

The Trevor Project: 24/7 Suicide Prevention Resources for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24. 866-488-7386  

Crisis Text Line 24-hour crisis counselor available. Text “HOME” to 741741

IMAlive: A live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.

Westside Community Crisis Clinic: (415) 355-0311

SF Women Against Rape: (415) 647-7273

免費心理急助熱線(提供中文服務): (415) 781-0500