Student Affairs

Crisis Prevention Resources

Counseling Regarding Emotional or Personal Challenges

Students may periodically experience academic or personal situations or emergencies which can elevate the normal law school stress. The Law School’s Office of Student Affairs serves as a liaison in helping students obtain support services with emotional and/or physical challenges. The Office of Student Affairs offers a variety of services aimed at assisting students adjust to unforeseen and extraordinary circumstances.

While we very strongly encourage you to stop by Student Affairs, or set up a confidential appointment with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs if you are experiencing emotional or personal challenges, we also want to apprise you of other available resources, as listed below.

On Campus Counseling

A counselor from the Whittier College Student Counseling Center will be on the law school campus Tuesdays, 11am – 3pm and Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm in Conference Room 2C to provide counseling, referral and crisis services. Appointments will be taken on the hour and may be scheduled by calling 562-907-4239. Please clearly indicate that you are seeking to schedule an appointment at the Law School. Counselors may also be available for walk-in consultations (if the door to the office is open, feel free to seek out the counselors).

After hours crisis support may be accessed by calling Whittier College Campus Safety 562-907-4200, and asking for the counselor on call. Appointment, consultation and crisis call fees will be billed to the student account at the rate of $30/session. A short-term, problem focused model will be utilized. If additional services are appropriate, students will be referred to private or community providers.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous – Orange County
24 Hour Helpline: (714) 590-2388
Orange County Central Office: (714) 556-4555

Alcoholics Anonymous – Los Angeles County
24 Hour Helpline: (800) 923-8722
Los Angeles Central Office: (323) 936-4343

Orange County Narcotics Anonymous
24 Hour Helpline: (714) 590-2388

Los Angeles Narcotics Anonymous
24 Hour Helpline: (323) 933-5395

The Other Bar
http://www.otherbar.org

Anxiety/Anger & Stress Management

AJ – Novick Group – Anger Management & Stress Management
333 3rd St Ste 4, Laguna Beach, CA
(949) 715-2694

Anxiety & Stress Center
151 N Kraemer Blvd Ste 105, Placentia, CA
(714) 985-4700

Anxiety & Depression Treatment Center
1500 Quail, Suite 260
Newport Beach, CA. 92660
(949) 222-2848

Depression

Orange County Crisis Prevention
(866) 830-6011
(714) 834-6900

New Hope Telephone Counseling
12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA
(714) 639-4673

Anxiety & Depression Treatment Center
1500 Quail, Suite 260
Newport Beach, CA. 92660
(949) 222-2848

Health Care Agency of Orange County
http://egov.ocgov.com/ocgov/Health/Mental%20Health

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
24 Hour Helpline: (800) 854-7771

Domestic Abuse & Violence

Battered Women’s Hotline
6615 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA
(714) 891-8121

Su Casa Domestic Abuse Network
3840 Woodruff Ave Ste 203, Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 421-8106

Centro Contra La Violencia
4429 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA
(562) 986-7902

Olive Crest Mental Health & Family Preservation
17800 Woodruff Avenue, Bellflower, CA
(562) 866-8956

Resources for Battered Men
http://www.batteredmen.com/bathelpnatl.htm

Suicide & Crisis Prevention

National Suicide Hotlines
(800) 784-2433
(800) 273-8255

Orange County Crisis Prevention
(866) 830-6011
(714) 834-6900

New Hope Telephone Counseling
12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA
(714) 639-4673

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
24 Hour Helpline: (800) 854-7771

Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Center
24 Hour Helpline: (310) 391-1253 or (877) 727-4747