A crisis is ...
- Inflicting or attempting to inflict serious bodily harm to oneself or on another.
- Being unable to provide for own food, clothing, shelter to the extent that death, bodily injury or physical debilitation might result without treatment.
- Attempting suicide or behaving as though you might follow through with verbal threats.
- Mutilating or attempting to mutilate oneself.
- Being acutely distressed by hearing or seeing things which do not exist.
- Expressing serious thoughts about hurting oneself or someone else.
- Experiencing uncontrollable anxiety or anger.
- Having a severe reaction to psychiatric medication.
Crisis counseling for mental health emergencies is available Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm (closed for lunch 11:30-12:30pm; please leave a message or contact Public Safety for emergencies). Please inform our office staff if you need to be seen immediately. For after-hours emergencies, call one of the numbers below or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
USF Public Safety : (415) 422-2911
Psychiatric Emergency Services: (415) 206-8125
Open 24 hours
1001 Potrero Avenue
Suicide Prevention Hotline: (415) 781-0500
24-hour telephone counseling and referral for people who are depressed and suicidal
Mobile Crisis Treatment Team: (415) 355-8300
A diverse multidisciplinary staff that provides psychiatric crisis intervention services to adult residents of the City and County of San Francisco 365 days a year
Westside Community Crisis Clinic: (415) 355-0311
SF Women Against Rape: (415) 647-7273