Crisis Program....Services are available to all individuals who are
What is a Crisis?
A crisis is a short-term, temporary situation involving persons who:
May be thinking about hurting themselves (suicidal) - and/or -
May be thinking about hurting others (homicidal or abusive) - and/or -
May be unable to provide food, clothing or shelter for themselves as a
result of a mental illness or condition - and/or -
Require counseling to resolve and lessen their acute problems.
The program also assists in providing options and alternatives for
managing stressful situations and may provide referrals to appropriate
How to Contact Us
Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
by the following:
During Working Hours (8am - 5pm) -- Call: North County (530) 841-4100,
or South County (530) 918-7200.
Outside Working Hours
-- (800) 842-8979,
providing the initial telephone counseling.
Any person (called a "walk-in") may also come into one of our offices at
2060 Campus Drive in Yreka or 427 Alder Street in Mt. Shasta during
working hours and request help for him or herself or another person.
People in crisis will be referred to someone who can help them or, if
the situation is not an emergency, they will be scheduled for an
appointment at the earliest opportunity.
Or go to the Emergency Room of Fairchild Medical Center or Mercy Mt.
What may Happen?
Persons who are a danger to themselves or others, or are gravely
disabled (unable to provide for their food, clothing, and shelter) as a
result of a mental disorder may be involuntarily transported to a
contracted inpatient psychiatric hospital for evaluation and treatment
if the crisis condition cannot be stabilized.
What is not a Mental Disorder?
Persons who are intoxicated on alcohol or illegal drugs
Individuals with organic disorder, such as: Alzheimer's disease,
Parkinson's disease, or other medical conditions which are the primary
cause for their crisis.
These do not meet the criteria for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization
and are not paid for by the County of Siskiyou Behavioral Health Plan.
Talk to an Adult Protective Services worker at (530) 841-4200 about how
Medi-Cal can pay for these and other related services.
County of Siskiyou Behavioral Health Services want to help you get the
help you need. If you are not sure who to call, we can help you by
referring you to a caring professional in our agency or another agency
that helps people with your special problem.