Emergency Resources

If there is immediate danger:

  • Call 911 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
  • Call Public Safety (if on campus)- (925) 631-4282

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 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 911 for incidents after those hours or on the weekend.


Other Resources:

  • Call or Text the Contra Costa Crisis Hotline: 211
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 800-273-8255
  • 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