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Aug 03

August Monthly Tip – Resources on Dealing with Mental Illness

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 8:59 a.m. by Brea Police Department PIO


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Do You Have Urgent Mental Health Questions?

By dialing 2-1-1, you reach a free, 24-hour information and referral helpline linking you to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County, CA. Staffed 24 hours per day by caring, experienced and trained specialists, and available anytime through their online resource database http://211oc.org.

Who Qualifies for a '5150' Hold?

When a person, as a result of a mental disorder, is a danger to himself/herself or others or is gravely disabled, an officer may take the person into custody and place him or her in a facility for a 72-hour treatment and evaluation.

 More Resources:

Crisis Hotlines:

Suicide Prevention and Survivor Hotline:  (24 hours/7 days)

• English: 877-727-4747

• Spanish: 888-628-9454

Substance Abuse Hotline:

• (800) 564-6600

Veterans Services:

• (877) 452-8387

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

     • (800) 950-NAMI (6264)


As always, dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency or if you, your loved one and/or the public are facing an imminent threat.



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