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Get Help in an Emergency
If you or someone you know is having serious thoughts of harming yourself or your baby and you believe you may be a danger to yourself or your baby, there are steps you can take to ensure everyone’s safety.
CALL Santa Clara County Crisis Hotline:
The Santa Clara County Crisis Hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline available 7 days a week for phone intervention and emotional support by highly trained volunteers. English and Spanish speaking.
TEXT the Crisis Text Line:
Text “GO” to 741-741
Free 24/7, confidential texting service that connects you to a trained crisis counselor.
Mental Health Urgent Care (MHUC) is a walk-in outpatient clinic for Santa Clara County residents who are experiencing mental health crisis and need help.
Mental Health Urgent Care provides screening, assessment, crisis intervention, referral and short-term treatment for adolescents and adults.
CALL 911 and request a CIT officer
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Police are trained officers who can recognize and understand the seriousness and sensitivity of mental health issues during a crisis situation. Request a CIT officer during all mental health emergencies.
NOTE: It is your constitutional right in California to video record a police officer as long as you are not interfering with his official duties – in some circumstances, it might be helpful to your case to have a video recording of any interaction with a police officer.
Safe Surrender Baby Law
If you feel you are unable to care for your newborn, visit this page to learn about the Safely Surrendered Baby Law program, which enables a parent to surrender a newborn to any on-duty firefighter or hospital emergency room employee within Santa Clara County within 72 hours of birth without fear of being prosecuted.
Safe surrender sites are hospitals or other locations, typically fire stations that are approved by the board of supervisors or fire agency in each county.
CALL 211 to find the locations of safe surrender sites in Santa Clara County.