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Crisis and Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Dial 988

When to call 988*

If you or a loved one:

  • Is experiencing something that produces emotional, mental, physical and/or behavioral distress or problems.
  • Is having mental health distress, including thoughts of suicide.
  • Just needs to talk.

*Please note: Those who have phone area codes other than 408, 650, and 669 can call 800-704-0900, and press 1, to receive the same support in Santa Clara County.

More about 988

988 provides direct connection to free, confidential, and compassionate support. Trained counselors answer all calls to give needed support. Calls are anonymous and confidential – information will not be shared unless in-person assistance is needed through one of the community mobile response teams.

Behavioral Health Services Call Center

Dial 800-704-0900

When to call 800-704-0900

If you need:

  • Referral to mental health or substance use treatment services.
  • General information about BHSD services.
  • To make a grievance or appeal a filing.

More about the Line

The call center line offers you the caring help and information you need. Trained and licensed mental health and substance use treatment professionals answer all calls.

The line gives you access to the following support:

Community Resources:

All services are free and available 24/7 in more than 200 languages and include services for the hearing- and visually-impaired.

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