Top Local Resources
If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health or substance condition, you are not alone. These are the top behavioral health resources for crisis and non-crisis situations. All resources are free.
For emergencies that need an immediate response, call or text 9-1-1
When contacting 911 during a mental health crisis, request a crisis intervention trained (CIT) officer. To find out how to prepare and what to expect, learn more at www.smchealth.org/mh911
If you know someone who is in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please reach out for 24/7 confidential support.
Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Access Call
800-686-0101 and TTY (for hearing impaired): dial 711
If you need help finding mental health and substance use services call the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services ACCESS Call Center for information, an assessment and a referral based on individual needs.
988 is a federal initiative launching nationwide on July 16, 2022, that aims to improve the crisis response system in America. In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sees 988 as a first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America. The current Lifeline number will continue to be available after the launch of 988 on July 16, 2022.
When experiencing a mental health crisis, individuals will be able to dial 988 as an alternative to the current National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number 1-800-273-8255 and be directed to their local crisis call center for support. The goal of this initiative is not to be a replacement for 911, but for the 3-digit dial code to provide accessibility for emotional support and the same authority as 911.
More info on trainings related to suicide prevention coming