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 – 24/7


Text RENEW to 741741

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
Alcohol & Drug Line: (650) 573-3050
Parent Support Line: 1 (888) 220-7575
Teen Website:,

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

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

If You’re Feeling Suicidal…Advice To Get You Through

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

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

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Mental Health Services Locator

US Department of Health and Human Services

National Mental Health Information Center

How To Help Someone In Crisis

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