Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)

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In Crisis?

If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal, help is available. Don’t hesitate to call the free 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Santa Barbara Area – Free 24-hour local services are also available in the Santa Barbara area. Contact CARES/ ACCESS at 1-888-868-1649 or the SAFTY Mobile Crisis Team/ Hotline at 1-888-334-2777.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Chemical Dependency Services

  • Inpatient Medical Detox, 805-569-8339
  • Residential Center, 805-569-7422
  • Outpatient Treatment, 805-569-7422

For life threatening emergencies during the day or after hours, academic personnel, faculty, and staff members should call 911 and/or have a family member or friend take the individual to a local emergency room.

Contact an ASAP counselor to assist in a crisis situation during business hours and we will make every effort to respond. However, we may not be immediately available so it is important to follow the recommendations above. 

Suicide Resources