Crisis Support

Important Note

E-mail should never be used to request crisis support. Please consider using one of the following support options.

Psychological Emergency Services

Emergency services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, throughout the year to current WWU students by calling 360-650-3164.

Crisis Appointments

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

To speak with the first available counselor, please contact the Counseling and Wellness Center at 360-650-3164.

After-Hours Emergency Services

When we are closed there are several ways to contact someone if you or a fellow student is having a psychological emergency.

If you live in a residence hall:

  • First, talk to your RA or RD.
  • If your RA or RD is not available, call 360-650-3164 and choose option 1 to reach the on-call counselor.
  • If the situation is more urgent, call 911 or go to the Emergency Room at St. Joseph's Hospital.

If you live off campus:

  • To reach the after-hours on-call counselor, dial 360-650-3164 and choose option 1.
  • If the situation is more urgent, call 911 or go to the Emergency Room at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Additional crisis resources:

  • Community Crisis Line, 1-800-584-3578  
  • Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services (DVSAS) of Whatcom County, 1-877-715-1563
  • 988 National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, 988
  • Trevor Project: Preventing Suicide Among LGBTQ+ Youth, 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline, 1-877-565-8860
  • Veterans' Crisis Line, 988, Press 1 or text 838255
  • Native and Strong Lifeline 988, Press 4