Academic & Staff Assistance Program

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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.