CAPS 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
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.
If you aren’t sure what to do, call MCRT for advice.
- Call the Contra Costa Crisis Hotline at 211 or text HOPE to 20121
- 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)
- 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. Click the link for chat options.