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*If you are currently feeling in crisis and need to speak with a provider within a few minutes in order to remain safe, we encourage you to use the resources listed at the bottom of this page to speak with a supportive person more quickly. V.I.A. providers are not available at all hours and cannot provide crisis care.
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 or a mobile crisis team. For San Francisco, call (415) 970-4000 for the Mobile Crisis Team or (415) 206-8125 for Psychiatric Emergency Services. As suggested by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention.
- If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or others, please contact a crisis hotline
- SF specific: (415) 781-0500
- National Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- If you are struggling with substance abuse, please call the SF Drug information line at (415) 834-1144, the SF Relapse line at (415) 288-7160., or SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 [TTY: 1-800-487-4889].
- If you experience distress related to feeling depressed or down, please contact the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance at 800-826-3632
- If you would like a referral to specific mental health services or support programs in your local community, please contact Mental Health America at 800-969-6642
- If you experience distress related to experiences of sexual assault, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673 for free help 24/7.
- If you are experiencing violence from your intimate partner, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 to speak to a trained advocate 24/7.