Emergency Resources

If there is immediate danger:

  • Call Public Safety (if on campus)- (925) 631-4282
  • Call 911 (if off campus) and follow their recommendations or go to your nearest emergency room. For example, call 911 if someone is:
  • In the act of ending their life by suicide
  • Physically assaulting someone
  • Threatening someone with a weapon
  • Appears to have a medical emergency

If a mental health situation is escalating but is not at the level described above, call:

  • Contra Costa County Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT), a team of mental health professionals who can intervene in mental health crises. Call the MCRT at  1-833-443-2672 if the behavior is escalating, but the person has not physically harmed or tried to harm anyone during this incident. For example, they are: 
  • Threatening suicide
  • Severely depressed
  • Verbally threatening someone
  • Throwing objects or hitting furniture or walls
  • Threatening to run away
  • Could become a danger to themselves or others

If you aren’t sure what to do, call MCRT for advice.

MCRT is currently available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call Public Safety or 911 for incidents after those hours or on the weekend.

Other Resources:

  • Call the Contra Costa Crisis Hotline: 211
  • Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 988
  • Text the Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (if in California text “HOME” to 686868) https://www.crisistextline.org/texting-in
    • Special keyword for students of color: Text STEVE to 741741
    • Special keyword for Native/Indigenous students: Text BRAVE to 741741
  • Call the Trevor Project (for LGBTQIA people): 1-866-488-7386
  • California Youth Crisis Line: 24/7 Crisis line for Youth 12-24 & families in crisis: 1-800-843-5200 https://calyouth.org/cycl/ to chat on-line
  • Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or Text to 66746