FOR IMMEDIATE NEED
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. In the Fresno area, that would be:
The following resources can be utilized if you need to talk to someone immediately:
Student Health and Counseling Center
Students in crisis during our business hours may come to the Student Health and Counseling Center and inform the front desk that they wish to be seen urgently by a counselor. They will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire for triage status, and if they meet criteria for a visit, they will be seen within one hour of their arrival.
Community Behavioral Health Center
Instead of going to the Emergency Room, for mental health cases you can go to here if you are 18 years of age or older. As the Valley's only inpatient mental health facility, Community Behavioral Health Center provides 24-hour care to patients based on their individual level of need. Voluntary admittance as well as non-ambulatory patients capable of transferring themselves are both accepted.
California Peer-Run Warm Line
The California Peer-Run Warm Line offers non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone in the state needing mental health help.
The line is toll-free, and it will be staffed daily for most of the day. The number is 1-855-845-7415. You can use it via telephone or instant messaging.
Mondays to Fridays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
National Suicide Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Exodus Crisis Stabilization Center (Under 18)
The Exodus Fresno Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a recovery focused environment where youth and adults in crisis can be assessed for stabilization services, medication evaluation and management, or hospitalization if necessary.
The (CSU) is LPS designated which allows our staff to evaluate and involuntarily detain those individuals determined to be a danger to themselves or others or gravely disabled. These clients will receive comprehensive mental health services for up to 24 hours while enrolled at the CSU
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No appointment necessary.