Crisis Services



When Counseling Center is Open

The Counseling Center does not offer walk-in services. However, if you are experiencing a crisis we will work with you to make a same day appointment. If you are in crisis and would like to see a counselor today, call 425.352.3183 or go to UW1-080 and tell the receptionist that you need a same day appointment due to a crisis. We can arrange an appointment for that day.

When Counseling Center is Closed

On evening, weekends, and university holidays a variety of help is available.

If you are suicidal, or your safety is threatened, and you need immediate help call 911 and the local authorities will take you to a nearby hospital emergency department to speak with a professional counselor.

If someone has threatened immediate harm to him/herself, call UWB Security and Campus Safety at 425.352.5222. Campus Safety can send for an ambulance, a city police officer, or the county sheriff depending on the location of the person in crisis.

If you are not feeling strong suicidal urges, but you need someone to talk to when we are not open, call:

King County 24-hour CRISIS LINE: 206.461.3222 OR 1-866-4-CRISIS

Snohomish County 24-hour CRISIS LINE: 425.258.4357 or 1.800.584.3578

Skagit County 24-hour CRISIS LINE: 800.584.3578

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860

Crisis Text Line: Text "START" to 741-741

Ayuda en la crisis EspaƱol: 1-888-628-9454

Washington Warm Line, peer support for people living with mental illness: 1-877-500-WARM (9276)

If you call the CRISIS LINE or Lifeline, please give us a call as soon as we are open so that we can provide more direct help.

Sexual Assault Advocacy and Support Services

If you’ve been sexually assaulted…

Believe in yourself

Remember that no matter what the circumstances, you are not to blame for what happened to you. Give yourself permission to do what you need to do to take care of yourself.

Tell someone you trust for support

This could be anyone, so think about who would be the most supportive. This person may be a good listener or be able to provide resources and options.

Consider Counseling

If you feel overwhelmed or are having trouble dealing with problems on your own, seeking counseling might be a good option for you. There are many ways to take care of yourself and heal through counseling options, stress reduction techniques, support groups, and other resources.

Links to UWB Resources

Links to Local Resources

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center:  1(888) 99-VOICE (8-6423)

Provides crisis intervention, information and referrals, support, as well as legal and medical advocacy.  Spanish-speaking services available (Dando Voz program).

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services: Local (206)-812-1001, National 1-855-812-1001

API Chaya:  206-325-0325 (M-F 9am – 5pm)

Supports Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as human trafficking survivors from all communities.

Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse:

(206) 568-7777 (TTY 206-517-9670)

Refugee Women’s Alliance or ReWA: (206) 721-0243 (M-F 9am - 5pm)

For refugee and immigrant women and families. Provides comprehensive support services in 15 languages, assistance with applying for protection orders, developing safety plans, accessing safe shelters, among other services.

National Sexual Assault Hotline.1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)   24-hour online hotline