Resources for Patients in Crisis

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please seek help immediately. You do not have to go through this alone, and support is available 24/7 via phone, text, or chat - however you prefer to access support. Please see the resources below for more information.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Anyone who is experiencing a suicidal crisis, is in emotional distress, or is concerned about a loved one’s mental health can call or text 9-8-8 to be connected with a trained crisis counselor who is there to listen and offer support. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides completely free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As an alternative to a phone call or text, you can also chat via your computer or phone with a counselor at


Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Care Helpline

Patients who are covered by Kaiser Permanente and who are experiencing a behavioral health emergency or are having a mental health crisis should contact the Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Care Helpline (BHCL) at 800-900-3277. This resource is available at no charge and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

911 or the Nearest Emergency Room

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, safety emergency, or crisis that is presenting an imminent risk to yourself or others, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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