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Urgent Mental Health Care

The Student Counseling & Mental Health Care Center provides non-emergency, same day assistance for immediate emotional support needs. For life-threatening concerns or when the university is closed, see Emergency Resources.


Some reasons to seek crisis intervention may include:

  • Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harm that do not include immediate risk to safety (if concerned about current safety, call 911)
  • Having recently experienced a physical or sexual assault
  • Hearing voices or seeing things
  • Having recently experienced or witnessed a threat to life or safety
  • Having recently experienced the death of a loved one or a significant loss
  • Being unable to provide for your own food, clothing, and/or shelter
  • Having experienced or witnessed violence, hate-based incidents, or natural disasters that impact you and/or people you care about.
  • Having strong emotional reactions to marginalized identity-related discrimination.

If you believe you are in need of immediate emotional support, please come to the Student Counseling & Mental Health Care Center anytime between 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, when the university is open. HelpLine is available from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends when classes are in session at (979) 845-2700. And download the TELUS Health Student Support app for access to professional counseling 24 hours per day by phone or chat in multiple languages.