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.

CALL the National Hopeline Network Hotline:

1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
If you are in crisis, call (800) 442-4673 or use the Chat Now button at the Hopeline website to talk to a trained volunteer.

CALL or VISIT Mental Health Urgent Care (MHUC):

(408) 885-7855
Address: 871 Enborg Court, San Jose, CA 95128
Hours: Monday – Sunday,  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Languages Spoken: English, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese
Other languages can be made available as needed.


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.

Other Crisis Resources

Dating Abuse & Domestic Violence

Child Abuse

  • USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 (24/7)


Eating Disorders

  • National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237 (Monday-Friday, 11:30 am-7:30 pm EST)
  • ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: 630-577-1330 (Monday-Friday,12 pm-8 pm EST)
    Email ANAD

Cutting/Self Injury

Support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Youth

Reproductive Health

  • Planned Parenthood: 1-800-230-7526
    Live Chat
  • STI Resource Center: Call 919-361-8488 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm EST)


Human Trafficking

  • National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888
  • Text BeFree (233733)