Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
    1-866-331-9474
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

California State University Bakersfield

Student Health Services Building
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield , California 93311
661-654-3366

CSUB Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential mental health services to registered CSUB students. Call or come by the office to schedule an appointment. Appointments last 50-60 minutes. During the first session, you will fill-out a few forms to help us get to know you better and then meet with a counselor to discuss your concerns.

California State University Bakersfield Emergency Contact Information

Contact the CSUB Counseling Center at 661-654-3366. After hours call 661-654-3366 and press 2 for the CSUB Crisis Line. You can contact campus police at 661-654-2111.

Confidentiality Statement

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