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Getting Help in a Crisis

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Getting Help in a Crisis

If you or someone close to you is experiencing a crisis due to mental illness or emotional disturbance, and may be imminently dangerous to others or self, you should call 911.


Crisis Support Service of Alameda County, Crisis-line is available 24-hours (all ages) Call 1-800-309-2131


One of the best things families can do is to have as a mutual goal with their loved one to prevent a crisis whenever possible through such activities as

  • identifying early warning signs of a pending downward spiral and
  • knowing what your loved one finds supportive at such a time, and then doing/trying these things.


If your loved one is able – developing a WRAP plan helps with this.


Gaining an understanding of each step of the crisis response and crisis stabilization process will help – as well as ‘what to do’ at each step.


Family Advocates are here to provide various support services.

You are not alone! We are here to assist you in your journey as a family caregiver.

FERC Advocates can send you – free of charge – packets of information on topics of interest to you and your loved one. We can take the time to speak or meet with you or meet with you during your difficult times. We are glad you found us. Please contact us so we can work together towards wellness and recovery at 888-896-3372

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