What is a Mental Health Crisis?
A crisis is a short-term, temporary situation involving persons who may be suicidal and thinking about hurting themselves; may be homicidal and thinking about hurting others; may be unable to provide food or shelter for themselves as a result of a mental illness; and require immediate counseling to resolve and lessen their acute mental health problems.
Accessing Crisis Intervention Services
Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-499-3030 or (209) 754-3239. If you call during business hours 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays), a staff person will respond to your call. If you call after working hours or on holidays, your call will be connected to a crisis counselor who will assist you with your mental health needs or refer your call to a crisis worker in the community.
Walk-ins are welcome at the Mental Health Clinic located in the Government Center at 891 Mountain Ranch Road - Building N, at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas during working hours. As a walk-in, if the situation is not an emergency, you might be scheduled for an appointment at the earliest opportunity. If the situation is an emergency than a counselor will meet with you.
What May Happen?
The crisis counselor will make efforts to help you make a plan to avoid harming yourself or another person or neglecting your basic needs. Those persons who are at imminent risk as a danger to themselves or others, or are gravely disabled (unable to provide for their food and shelter) as a result of a mental disorder, may be involuntarily transported to an inpatient psychiatric hospital for evaluation and treatment.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call (800) 499-3030 or (800) 273-8255