UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

Counseling & Psychological Services

Resources & Tips

Use the tips below to help you refer the student to one or more of the resources listed on the right.

  • Safety First: The welfare of our students and our campus community is the top priority when a student displays potentially violent or suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Do not hesitate to call for help.
  • Be Direct: Ask students directly if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, feeling confused, or having thoughts of harming themselves or others.
  • Listen Sensitively and Carefully: Use a non-confrontational approach and a calm voice. Avoid judgment and express your concern.
  • Follow Through: Do your best to ensure that the student is connected with the resource. Connect student to the point of service by calling ahead or walking with them.
  • Be Proactive: Engage students early on and encourage them to connect with resources.
  • Consultation: Always consult with your department supervisor after any incident and document as appropriate. Counseling & Psychological Services and Student Mental Health Coordination Services are also available for consultation.
  • Self Care: Supporting students can take a toll on your own well-being. The Academic and Staff Assistance Program is available at (805) 893-3318.
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Campus Resources

  • Alcohol & Drug Program (ADP)

    805.893.5013

  • Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (Confidential Advocacy Line)

    805.893.4613

  • College of Creative Studies

    805.893.4146

  • College of Engineering

    805.893.2809

  • College of Letters and Science

    805.893.2038

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) Number available 24/7

    805.893.4411

  • Disabled Students Program (DSP)

    805.893.2668

  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

    805.893.4758

  • Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)

    805.893.2929

  • Office of the Ombuds

    805.893.3285

  • Office of Student Life (OSL)

    805.893.4569

  • Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (RCSGD)

    805.893.5847

  • Student Health - Social Work Services

    805.893.3087

  • Student Mental Health Coordination Services

    805.893.3030

Campus Safety

  • Community Service Org (CSO) Safety Escorts

    805.893.2000

  • UC Police Department Dispatch

    805.893.3446

Off-Campus Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

    800.273.TALK

  • Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center

    805.963.6832

  • Isla Vista Foot Patrol

    805.681.4179