Maintaining Our Mental Health

September 21, 2020

The past six months have taken a toll on the well-being of all San Franciscans, some of us more than others. Whether you have a bad day or are struggling to make it through each day, we are in this together. Please check in with your friends and family, and if you plan to gather in person, follow this guidance for safer social interactions

Scheduling regular calls or virtual check-ins with the people you care about is essential. Keeping our physical distance doesn’t mean we should socially isolate - we need to connect to protect each other. No matter how bad it gets, you are not alone. Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the following resources if you are struggling. These are free services: 

  • If you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911
  • 24-hour suicide hotline: 415-781-0500 or live chat at
  • 24-hour mental health talk line: 855-845-7415
  • Substance use relapse line: 415-834-1144
  • 24-hour access line for mental health/substance use services: 888-246-3333
  • 24-hour comprehensive crisis services: 415-970-3800
  • Mental health services for young adults: 415-642-4525 (online chat)
  • Connect with a crisis counselor by texting the word “home” to 741741

Remember, help is here. San Francisco residents can access mental health and substance use disorder services:

  • Behavioral Health Access Center (BHAC) Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm at 1380 Howard Street, 1st floor (at 10th Street)
  • Westside Crisis Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 4pm, at 245 11th Street
  • San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue
  • Dore Urgent Care, psychiatric services 24/7 at 52 Dore Street