University life can be stressful for many reasons, and it is not uncommon for students to experience emotional problems during this period of time. Many disturbances in emotional health, including depression, anxiety, self-destructive or suicidal thoughts, have a physical component. And some physical symptoms, (e.g. sleep or appetite disturbance, chest pain, stomach upset) can be caused by emotional distress.
If you have any concerns related to your mental health, an evaluation by a medical professional can shed light on the cause of your symptoms and provide direction in how to treat them.
At Student Health Services, we have two psychiatrists on staff to provide necessary care.
For life-threatening emergencies:
- On-campus, dial 8-2222
- Off-campus, dial 911
24 Hour Emergency Services for Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
San Francisco Crisis Hotline: 415-781-0500
Alameda 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-491-9099
Contra Costa 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-833-2900
San Mateo Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center: 1-650-579-0350
Hopeline: 1-800-422-HOPE (4673)
- County of San Mateo Health System
- San Mateo Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center - (650) 579-0350