In medically acute or life-threatening situations that need an immediate response please call 911.

It is important to tell the operator that you are facing a Behavioral Health Emergency (Psychiatric Crisis) and request a CIT (Crisis Intervention) trained officer or team skilled at helping a person in a mental health crisis

If it is safe to do so another option is to go to your nearest emergency room.

Crisis Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

California Youth Crisis Hotline

1-800-843-5200 (call or text)

County Crisis Teams

San Mateo County: see here

Santa Clara County: see here

Other sources of support and information in times of crisis

If you are a patient in my practice and need to reach me call (650) 521-0028 and follow the recorded instructions.