How to get help now

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call 9-1-1. For emerging concerns, please call the 24 Hour Toll-Free Crisis Response Access Line 888-868-1649.

Help during a mental health crisis:

How to support your loved one if they’ve been arrested download: When your loved one is arrested

“5150” Crisis, what you need to know download: 5150 crisis information

If you have experienced a mental health crisis

SAFTY (Children’s Mobile Crisis)
Specialists provide on-site crisis assessment and intervention if needed
888-334-2777

Santa Barbara Response Network
Psychological First Aid for persons affected by suicide, Interpersonal violence or tragic death
805-569-5608

Crisis resources

Santa Barbara County Dept. of Behavioral Wellness
CARES (Crisis and Recovery Emergency Services)
2034 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101    
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 888-868-1649 or 805-884-6850

24/7 Domestic Violence Solutions Crisis Line
805-964-5245        

24/7 Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center
805-564-3696

 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255

Cottage Hospital (Santa Barbara)
805-682-7111

Cottage Hospital Emergency Room
805-569-7210

Cottage Emergency Psychiatric Nurse (24/7)
805-569-8339

Cottage Hospital (Goleta) Emergency Room
805-681-6473