Contra Costa County is working on several initiatives to make mental health resources more accessible and widen their scope of assistance. One such program is the Mobile Crisis Response Team.
If there is no immediate danger, but someone you are with is threatening suicide, is severely depressed, verbally threatening someone, throwing or destroying furniture or threatening to run away, then you can call the Contra Costa County Mobile Crisis Response Team. The team consists of licensed mental health clinicians, community and family support workers and a family nurse practitioner. They will provide a professional, same-day intervention for any adult in the county who is experiencing mental health crisis. The phone number for the Mobile Crisis Response Team is 1-833-443-2672.
If it is an emergency that includes any immediate danger (someone is in the act of committing suicide, physically assaulting someone, threatening someone with a weapon or appears to have a medical emergency), you should call 911.
The Town of Danville has a mental health clinician employed in the role of Family and Community Service Specialist. Lauren Brown has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012, and joined the town of Danville in 2013. In her current role, she ensures that residents who need mental health services are connected to resources in the community by working closely with Contra Costa County’s mental health teams. Additionally, she works with the School Resource Officers to provide educational programs to K-12 students regarding healthy choices.
Important Mental Health Resource Numbers:
Access Services- 24-hour behavioral health access line: 1-888-678-7277
Crisis & Suicide Hotline: 1-800-833-2900
211.org (or dial 211) Free national hotline for referrals to social services
Psychiatric Urgent & Emergency Care
Feel free to contact Lauren Brown for questions regarding ways to access mental health resources: 925-314-3715