Counseling Services

Counseling Resources

In the course of providing counseling to students, a referral to an appropriate community resource may become necessary. A partial listing of referral sources is provided below. Please click on the resources of interest in order to visit their web page. Call or write for information if no web page is available.

24-Hour Help Lines

Local Crisis Lines

Empact Crisis Line  (480) 784-1500
Empact provides a twenty-four hour telephone crisis line for any mental health crisis situation with confidential intervention and referrals to counseling resources if needed.

National Crisis Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veterans Crisis Line  
1-800-SUICIDE  [1 (800) 784-2433]
A national toll-free network that connects to local centers around the country. Calls are routed to the nearest crisis line or mental health center.

Community Resources

Community Information and Referral  1 (800) 352-3792
Provides accurate and current information and referral to community resources. Assistance is available by telephone in English and Spanish.

Seeking Emergency Shelter and Affordable Rental Housing in Arizona

Central Arizona Shelter Services located on 12th Avenue and Madison provides access to shelter, meals, showers, medical/dental care and housing assistance.

Banner Helpline  (602) 254-4357 (254-HELP), or toll-free in Arizona at 1 (800) 254-4357
A referral service for all health related issues, services, and information. Both lines operate twenty-four hours per day, and provide free assessment for level of care and treatment needed.

Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care – Provides mental health services in Maricopa County to those who qualify.

Phoenix VA Health Care System – Provides medical and mental health services to Veterans in Arizona.

St. Lukes - Behavioral Health Center  1 (800) 821-4193 or (602) 251-8535
Twenty-four hour emergency services and evaluation. Initial evaluation is free. Additional services must be paid for or covered by insurance.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Information and Treatment Locator.

Important: The Counseling Department at Scottsdale Community College does not assume responsibility for the quality of services provided by mental health agencies listed on the site. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement nor does omission indicate disapproval.