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If You Are a Student in Crisis

If you are contemplating suicide

If the office is open: come to Counseling Services (Coates Student Center, west wing across from the Esplanade) and a counselor will see you as soon as possible. If you are able, call the office (210-999-7411) and let us know you are coming immediately to see a counselor because you are contemplating suicide, which will speed the process of arranging for a counselor to see you.

If the office is closed and you are on campus, call the Trinity University Police Department (210-999-7000) and tell the dispatcher that you are contemplating suicide. The dispatcher will send help immediately and contact the on-call counselor who will then call you.

If the office is closed and you are off campus:

  • If you believe that you might act upon your thoughts of ending your life, you have several options:
    • Go to a hospital Emergency Department. The hospital nearest campus is Metropolitan Methodist Hospital at 1310 McCullough Avenue, just north of downtown..
    • Call San Antonio's 24-hour crisis care services at 210-223-SAFE (7233), which can dispatch a mobile crisis response if needed.
    • Call 911; almost all San Antonio Police officers have received 40 hours of training in Crisis Intervention.
  • If you are distressed by your thoughts but do not think you would act to end your life and would like to talk with someone, you have several options:
    • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).
    • Chat online with a counselor at CrisisChat.org.
    • Text "hello" to 741-741 to initiate text-based assistance from CrisisTextLine.org.
    • Call the Trinity University Police Department (210-999-7000) and ask to speak with the on-call counselor. The dispatcher will contact the on-call counselor who will then call you.

If you are in crisis but NOT contemplating suicide

If the office is open, call Counseling Services (210-999-7411) or come by the office (Coates Student Center, west wing across from the Esplanade) to arrange an urgent appointment.

If the office is closed and you are on campus, you have several options:

  • Contact any Residential Life staff member for support. Residential Life may decide to contact the on-call counselor who will then call you
  • Call the Trinity University Police Department (210-999-7000) and ask to speak with the on-call counselor. The dispatcher will contact the on-call counselor who will then call you.

If the office is closed and you are off-campus, you have several options:

  • Call San Antonio's 24-hour crisis care services at 210-223-SAFE (7233)
  • Chat online with a counselor at CrisisChat.org.
  • Text "hello" to 741-741 to initiate text-based assistance from CrisisTextLine.org.
  • Call the Trinity University Police Department (210-999-7000) and ask to speak with the on-call counselor. The dispatcher will contact the on-call counselor who will then call you.

If you have experienced a sexual assault

  • Comprehensive information regarding what to do after a sexual assault is available on Trinity’s Sexual Assault Web page.
  • Assistance is available from the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center by calling their emergency number at 210-349-RAPE (7273).
  • On-campus support services are available through Residential Life (not confidential), Counseling Services (confidential), Health Services (confidential), and the Chaplain (confidential). You may access urgent counseling services by using the procedures detailed above (under section ‘If you are in crisis but NOT contemplating suicide’). Please note that TUPD is not a confidential resource; however, you may call TUPD and ask to speak to the on-call counselor without disclosing the reason for your call.