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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.
Crisis hotlines provide immediate telephone counseling by trained crisis workers. You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis to call. These lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Access Call Center
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.
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services serves San Mateo County residents with Medi-Cal & those who are uninsured.
Learn how to request services through the Access Call Center (download one page summary in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog and Russian).
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Website: smchealth.org/bhrsservices
WYSA is a chatbot, available 24/7 to you for free, anytime, anywhere. It is anonymous and uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) to respond to the emotions that you express.
WYSA has over 150+ self-care tools that cater to different areas of mental wellness! These include meditation, breathing, mindfulness exercises, and other micro-actions to help you build mental resilience skills and feel better. Create your non-judgmental safe space with WYSA!
San Mateo County is offering access to free subscriptions of the newly launched WYSA app.
Get your free subscription here!