Crisis Support

Crisis Support

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, are severely disoriented, or may be an imminent harm to yourself or others, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for help.

Students who are enrolled in a for credit class at Mesa may receive services at Student Health.
  • Students in a non-credit class are not eligible.
  • Continuing Education students are not eligible even if they attend on the Mesa Campus.
  • SDCCD students who are enrolled in a for-credit class at Mesa, City or Miramar can go to any Student Health office.

Suicide Prevention Awareness - A message of life and support for suicide prevention from Mesa College. For help please contact Mesa Student Health Service: 619-388-2774 / Location: I4-209. Suicide Lifeline: 9-8-8.

Get On-Campus Crisis Support

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, visit the Health Center in I4-209 Mon-Thurs from 8:00am-5:00pm, or Friday 8:00am-12:00pm to get support from a counselor. You don't need to make an appointment. Come by the Center and we will help you manage the symptoms of your emotional stress.

Find Off-Campus Support

If you are not on campus or need help outside the Health Center's hours, you can call a community crisis line at 1-800-479-3339. If you need immediate assistance, please refer to the following resources below:

Supporting Someone in Crisis

It can be difficult to know how to respond when you're concerned someone may be experiencing a state of crisis. Instead of focusing on finding the right thing to say, try to approach the individual in an open and non-judgmental way, actively listening to what they have to say, and affirming their strength. If they are willing to come to the Health Center, it may be helpful to walk with them. Keep in mind, the individual has the right to refuse help (unless in a state of emergency) in which case, you can leave the door open for possible reconsideration. Remember to take care of yourself and practice self care as these interventions are often emotionally taxing. Refer to the resources on this page or reach out to Student Health Services if you need extra support.

Practice Your Intervention Skills

Kognito is a free, interactive online training that teaches you how to recognize signs of psychological distress in a fellow student. Through role play conversations with virtual humans, you will have the opportunity to practice how you would approach an at-risk student and connect them to resources on and off campus. Find specific help for supporting LGBTQIA and veteran students and build your confidence, knowledge, and skills to improve wellness and safety on campus.
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