If your need is immediate and someone is in danger of harming themselves or others,
call 911

You can also get help at any hospital.


Being informed about what you can do in a crisis situation will make it easier for you to effectively get help for someone in a psychiatric crisis.

What to do in Case of an Emergency – Click Here

How to Recognize an Emergency – Click Here

Suicide Prevention – Click Here

Arrested: What To Do

  • Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic (MHUCC) – is a walk-in clinic for individuals with an urgent mental health need. As a walk-in clinic, the MHUCC welcomes anyone experiencing mental health distress regardless of age and ability to pay.  The clinic provides quiet rooms as a place for individuals and families to safely and comfortably address their crisis and distress, including specific rooms designed to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Individuals experiencing non-psychiatric emergencies are encouraged to visit their local emergency room or call 911.
  • Turning Point’s Crisis Residential Program  – provides respite for adults with psychiatric disabilities who have become suicidal, critically depressed, or otherwise psychiatrically incapacitated. The services provided at CRP routinely avert the need for hospitalization with the integration of values to include member input and peer support, program flexibility, mutual trust, and working together. (916) 737-9202
  • Abiding Hope  – a 7 to 14 day respite facility for individuals 18 years of age and older with psychiatric disability. Abiding Hope Respite House provides a short-term alternative to an emergency department visit, or acute hospitalization for persons experiencing overwhelming stress, which can be alleviated with a brief respite stay. Abiding Hope Respite House is a coed facility that houses a maximum of five clients each day. Services include care management, transportation to medical appointments, and resource linkage.  (916) 287-4860
  • TLCS – Mental Health Crisis Respite Center – Staffed 24/7 and serves “any individual” in Sacramento County who is at least 18 years of age experiencing a mental health crisis but is not in immediate danger to self or others. There is no medical staff at the Crisis Respite Center and participation is completely voluntary.  All individuals utilizing the Crisis Respite Center may be eligible to stay for up to 23 hours and expect service based in compassion, understanding and knowledge. While at the Crisis Respite Center, the primary goal is to offer a stable and supportive environment so that the “guest” is better positioned to explore their crisis with a solution oriented mindset. Every guest will leave with an individualized resource plan.   If transportation to the CRC is an issue, the CRC staff may be able to help.   (916-737-7483)
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