Crisis Services

Students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis often need immediate help and intervention. Some examples of serious crises include suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses; sexual  or physical assault; hearing voices or otherwise misperceiving reality; or overwhelming loss, such as a death in the family. IF YOU ARE AFRAID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO AVOID HURTING YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, GET HELP IMMEDIATELY.

  • Call 503-5195 for Counseling Services, during regular office hours
  • Call 503-7777 (for on-campus emergencies) to access a counselor after hours, or 911 (for off-campus emergencies)
  • Go to the Spartanburg Regional Hospital Emergency Department 
  • Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Services available in crisis situations

  • Counseling Services (864-503-5195)
    Provides crisis intervention services 24-hours a day.  Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, call or come to the Counseling Services office (Campus Life Center, Rm 224) and MAKE IT CLEAR THAT YOU ARE IN CRISIS.  Students will be seen as soon as possible.  If you are in ongoing treatment at the Counseling Services, you may ask to speak with your regular counselor, if they are available.  After hours, call 503-7777 to reach a crisis counselor.
  • Psychiatric Medications
    If you are having a problem with a psychiatric medication, call the prescribing provider.  If your problem is urgent or involves serious side effects, call or go to Health Services between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or call or go to the Spartanburg Regional Hospital Emergency Department (864-560-6000 or 911).

Hospital Facilities

  • Spartanburg Regional Hospital Emergency Department  (864-560-6000 or 911)
    Located on 101 E. Wood St., the emergency department can provide immediate care for severe crises such as drug or alcohol overdoses or serious suicidal thoughts.  Students may call 503-7777 for ambulance service to the hospital. (There is a fee.)
  • Carolina Center for Behavioral Health (800-866-4673)
    CCBH is a private psychiatric hospital 9 miles from campus.

Domestic Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Services

  • Safe Homes/Rape Crisis Center (800-273-5066)
    The center, located at 235 Union St., is the local rape crisis and domestic violence center   Trained volunteers provide crisis intervention for victims of rape and relationship violence on their 24-hour hotline.  They operate a shelter for women who are currently in abusive relationships and need safe housing temporarily.
  • Safe Harbor (800-291-2139)
    The center provides safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, and other services for victims of domestic violence and their children, and domestic violence prevention and education for the entire Upstate community. They operate a domestic violence crisis line and two secure safe homes, serving Greenville, Pickens, Oconee and Anderson counties.

Concerns about another person

If you have concerns about a student, faculty member, or staff member in the USC Upstate Community, contact the Dean of Students  at 503-5107.

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Suicide Prevention Lifeline  Suicide Prevention Chat