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Where to find help at AHC

On-Campus Resources
Community Mental Health Resources
Hotlines and Self-Help
Local Support Groups

In Crisis

Campus and Public Safety
For 24 hours a-day crisis response call 1-805-922-6966, 3652 (SM) & 5652 (LVC), or 3911 Santa Maria, or 5911 in LVC from any campus phone. 911 from a non-campus phone


Student Health Services
Building W, Room 12, 1-805-922-6966, 3212

Mental health counseling is offered FREE for credit students.  Available during open hours, by appointment, or walk-in if available.

Community Mental Health Resources

Santa Barbara County Mental Health Access
888-868-1649, available 24/7

San Luis Obispo County Mental Health Access


Central Coast Hotline
800-783-0607, available 24/7

San Luis Obispo County Helpline
Transitions Mental Health
(805/800) 783-0607

211 Santa Barbara County Helpline
Get connected. Get answers.

Hotlines and Self-Help

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Your online resource for college mental health

The Jed Foundation
Promoting emotional health and preventing suicide

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Local Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous
Santa Maria 805-925-3782 24 hour answering service

Al-Anon & Alateen
District 3- Central Coast 628-400-3033

Domestic Violence Solutions

Rape Crisis
Hotline: 805-736-7273
Santa Maria: 805-922-2994
Lompoc: 805-736-8535

Good Samaritan Services
805-346-8185, mental health and substance abuse counseling, sober living

Salvation Army

Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley