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If you need immediate help:
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. Find resources on your campus or in your community by clicking the “resources” tab. 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 friend or family member.
If you or someone you know are abusing drugs or alcohol to cope with emotional issues, or are having thoughts about suicide, it’s important to speak up immediately. Call 1-800-273-TALK to have a confidential conversation with a counselor or go to this link: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx to chat online with someone about ways to help yourself or a friend. Remember, there are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.
Samuel Merritt University
Samuel Merritt University offers short-term personal psychotherapy at no charge to currently enrolled students, up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Individual sessions are available focusing on such problems as interpersonal relationships, identity, sexuality, dependence/ interdependence, study worries, examination anxiety, and stress management, as well as other personal problems. Short-term work focuses on resolving specific problems. Referrals to community resources are made as appropriate.
Students at the OAKLAND & SAN FRANCISCO campuses can make initial intake appointments by contacting (510) 869-6629.
Students at the SAN MATEO and SACRAMENTO campuses can access mental health counselors through the Sutter Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You will also receive up to 10 sessions per calendar year, free of charge, through this program. Please contact (800) 477-2258 to learn more.
Check out our website to learn more: http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/health_and_counseling/counseling_services
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, California 94609
Samuel Merritt University Emergency Contact Information
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource that provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.
Alameda County Crisis Support Services
Scared? Sad? Overwhelemed? Call for support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Service is free and confidential. (800) 309-2131\n\n