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 staff member who will assist you with your mental health needs or refer your call to a crisis staff member in the community.
Walk-ins are welcome at the Mental Health Clinic located in the Government Center at 891 Mountain Ranch Road - Building N, San Andreas, CA during working hours. If the situation is not an emergency you might be scheduled for an appointment at the earliest opportunity. If the situation is an emergency then a staff member will meet with you.
What May Happen?
The crisis staff member 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.