MHASF Recommended Books and Other Resources

Hotlines and crisis intervention services, such as those listed below, can be helpful when a troubling situation arises. Examples of such situations include attempted or anticipated suicide, bizarre or unusual behavior, inability to manage basic self-care, and presence in a potentially abusive or dangerous situation.

If you need help, please call one of the following:

Mobile Crisis Treatment Team

tel: (415) 355-8300
Monday-Friday 11am-10pm & Weekend 12pm-7pm

  • Crisis hotline
  • Offers home visits for treatment: Monday-Friday 11am-10pm

San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services

tel: (415) 206-8125
1001 Potrero Avenue, 24/7

  • For all mental health emergencies

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

tel: (415) 781-0500
24/7 hotline
www.sfsuicide.org/index2.html

  • Suicide prevention

Friendship Line for the Elderly

tel: (415) 752-3778
Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention 24/7 hotline
www.growthhouse.org/cesp.html

  • Counseling

Child Crisis Services

tel: (415) 970-3800
24/7 hotline

  • Specifically for children
  • Offers home visit for evaluation and treatment

Westside Crisis Clinic

tel: (415) 355-0311 ext. 5
245 11th St., Mon-Friday 8-7, Saturday 9-5

  • Offers immediate help for those suffering from an emotional crisis

Information & Referrals

Contact us for information about mental health and various mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, clinical anxiety, schizophrenia, and more. We also provide information and referrals for mental health treatment and other community resources. MHA-SF does not provide direct clinical services.

Tel: (415) 421-2926
Fax: (415) 421-2928
Email: info@mha-sf.org

The following organizations provide information and referrals to mental health services in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

Tel: 415-421-2926 ext. 325
870 Market Street, Suite 928
Monday-Friday 9-5
www.mentalhealthsf.org

  • Information and referrals to mental health services
  • Advocacy organization

San Francisco County Mental Health Access

Tel: 255-3737 / toll free: 1-888-246-3333
Monday-Friday 8-5

  • Access line for those eligible for county services
  • Those with MediCal or with no insurance

Helplink

Tel: 808-HELP
Monday-Friday 8-5:30
www.helplink-sf.org

  • Information and referrals for mental health services
  • Information for self-help groups in Bay Area
  • English, Spanish, and Chinese operators

San Francisco Psychological Association

Tel: 681-3063
www.sfpa.net

  • Information and referrals for mental health services
  • Multi-lingual

Northern California Psychiatric Society

Tel: 334-2418
1631 Ocean Avenue
www.ncps.org

  • Information about mental health practice specialties
  • Referral to mental health practitioners

Community Health Network of San Francisco

Tel: 206-5166
www.dph.sf.ca.us/chn

  • Patient advocate visitor’s center

County Mental Health Access

Tel: 255-3737 / toll free: 1-888-246-3333
Monday-Friday 8-5

  • Access line for those eligible for county services
  • Those with Medi-Cal or with no insurance

Network of Support for Community Living

www.sanfrancisco.networkofcare.org/aging/home/index.cfm

  • Comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for the adults with disabilities and seniors, as well as their caregivers and service providers
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