IN CRISIS

If you or your loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis you can get immediate help from your county’s mental or behavioral health services departments.

A crisis is an event or situation that results in a person’s need for immediate mental health intervention. People with mood disorders may need immediate help if they are a danger to themselves or others.

Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Service

Suicide & Crisis Hotline
408-279-3312 (Central County)
650-494-8420 (North County)
408-683-2482 (South County)

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

If You Are In a Crisis
Call 911 or go to Psychiatric Emergency at 222 West 39th Avenue, San Mateo, 94403
(650) 573-2662

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Center:

Crisis Line: (650) 579-0350 or 1-(800) SUICIDE
Website: www.crisiscenter.cc
Alcohol & Drug Line: (650) 573-3050
Parent Support Line: 1 (888) 220-7575
Teen Website: www.onyourmind.net, www.reachout.com

National Suicide and Crisis Intervention Resources

24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is administered by Link2Health Solutions, inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mental Health Association of New York City. Lifeline’s grant is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

1-800-SUICIDE   1-800-442-HOPE    1-800-442-4673
http://www.hopeline.com/gethelpnow.html

Kristin Brooks Hope Center – primary program, the National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE.

If You’re Feeling Suicidal…Advice To Get You Through
http://helpguide.org/mental/suicide_help.htm

Helpguide provides information to help people with many of life’s problems. The main focus of the guide is mental health. This article on suicide provides a dispassionate discussion addressed to the person thinking of suicide.

Suicide … Read This First
http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/

Metanoia is an information website from Martha Ainsworth, a mental health consultant. It’s goal is to help people find the help they need. This is a through and lively discussion of every aspect of how to deal with suicidal thinking.

Getting Help: Locate Services
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/getting-help-locate-services/index.shtml

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Mental Health Services Locator
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/databases/

US Department of Health and Human Services

National Mental Health Information Center

How To Help Someone In Crisis
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_helpingcrisis

This page from the national DBSA website provides comprehensive information for anyone who wants to help someone suffering a mental health crisis.