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Counseling Services

Emergency and Crisis Services

No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer.  There are people who can help! 

If you need mental health assistance today, please use one of these options:
1) If you are experiencing a life-theatening emergency, call 911
2) Call or come into Student Counseling Services M-F 8am-4:30pm - Find us in Black Hall, Suite 225
3) Download the TimelyCare app, sign-up with your CWU credentials and access TalkNow (24/7 access to a counselor)
4) Call the crisis line at 509-925-4168
5) Call the national crisis line at 800-273-8255
6) Use the text crisis line by texting HEAL to 741741


CWU Student Counseling Clinic
Contact Information:
400 E. University Way
Black Hall Suite 225
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7585
Phone: (509) 963-1391

Here are available crisis lines you can call if the counseling clinic is not open:

TalkNow through WildcatCARE365
(on-demand, video counseling with a licensed counselor; no charge to enrolled CWU students)
Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health:
Ellensburg - (509) 925-4168
Cle Elum - (509) 674-2881
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

Crisis Text Line: Text  741741 when in crisis.  Available 24/7 in the USA.  A live trained counselor will receive the text and respond quickly.  Service is free of charge.  Cell phone plans with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon  are free if texting to 741741. 

Other Mental Health Support Options:
Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 (LGBTIQ+ crisis line)
Trans Crisis Line: 877-565-8860 (7a-1p Pacific Time)
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 and Press “1” or send text to 838255
Lifeline: 800-799-4889 (TTY or text)
En Español 888-628-9454
Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (with interpreters if needed)


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