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Student Psychological Services

Are you or somebody you care for in crisis?

If you or somebody you know is in crisis and needs immediate help please call the

Crisis & Suicide Intervention HELPLine

This is Riverside County’s Crisis hotline that is staffed with experience counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

No matter what problems you are dealing with, they want to help you find a reason to keep living.
If you would prefer to chat online check out their website and click on the link “Click to Chat” on the right hand side. The link for their website is below:
They also have a national Disaster Distress Hotline if you are feeling anxious about recent events of mass violence.

Disaster Distress Hotline

National Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 42 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.


Cravens Student Services Center, Student Health Services (1st Floor) 

Indio Campus on the second floor in administration (Tuesdays only)


Monday - Thursday  8:30-3:30PM, (out for lunch 12-1 pm)



Why would I need Psychological Services? 

Life for college students can be stressful at times.
Many people Many people Many people experience times in their lives when some type of of outside assistance would be helpful  in order to look at a situation more objectively, explore options, and identify new strategies or solutions. This help can come from various sources. As a student at College of the Desert, you are eligible to receive psychological counseling from a trained professional.

Is there a fee?

Student Psychological Services is a free service for students. These services and a variety of other student health services are funded by your student health fees paid at the beginning of each semester.

What services are provided?

  • Confidential Psychological Counseling (for personal problems or questions)
  • Brief Preventive Intervention (prompt assistance for urgent matters, such as a significant personal or mental health emergency)
  • Evaluation/Screening (short tests to screen for depression, anxiety, or other psychological symptoms or disorders)
  • Referrals (to on-campus departments or to off-campus resources for more specialized services
  • Information (print information and educational presentations related to  mental health and wellness)

How do I schedule an appointment ?

  • Call (760-776-7211) or come in to Student Health Services, located in the Cravens Student Services Center on the First Floor.