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As part of California’s ongoing mental health movement, the Take Action for Mental Health campaign is designed to help you check in, learn more, and get support for your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about.
More info at takeaction4mh.com/.
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.