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UCSB is committed to providing a quality learning environment. Faculty, TAs and staff will often be the first to encounter a student who is in distress. Encouraging and helping the student to seek assistance with the appropriate campus and community resources is important. Student mental health coordination services (805-893-3030) is a readily accessible point of contact for faculty, staff and students who are concerned about a distressed student.

The coordinators will consult about a student, provide referrals to campus departments, develop actions plans, and follow up with students, staff and faculty as appropriate. For mental health concerns, a coordinator should be contacted. The coordinators are available for consultation and appointments during working hours. If unavailable for any reason, Social Work Services (805-893-3087), and/or Counseling Services (805-893-4411) are also available for consultation. UCSB provides after-hours phone counseling (805-893-4411) for anyone concerned about a distressed student during weekends, evenings or holidays.

If there is a potential for danger to self/others or immediate attention is needed, call Campus Police (911 or 805-893-3446) .

This website provides information that may help in recognizing and responding to students in distress and making appropriate referrals.

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