Department of Behavioral Health

CHCS 24-Hour Crisis Line: 210-223-SAFE(7233)

Breaking the Stigma

Mental health & COVID - 19


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Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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NAMI Now Blog
National Alliance on Mental Illness



What to watch...

Streaming on HBO: Ernie & Joe, Crisis Cops follows two police officers with the SAPD who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time. 

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops Discussion Guide (PDF)

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops | a documentary by Jenifer McShane

TEDx Talks - I See You with Joseph A. Smarro / Dec. 12, 2018 

KSAT12 - Behavioral Health Transitions / April 25, 2019

KSAT12 - WATCH: ’Life in the Shadows’ Haven for Hope Transformational Homeless Campus: 1,700 + people sleep @ Haven every night. 12,000 have been helped to permanent or supportive housing. Of the 5,000 graduates,89% did not return to homelessness. Haven For Hope Fact Sheet (PDF)

Watch Video

Watch STCC During Comm Court May 8th Item 4B Opens in new window

Watch Commissioner’s Court archive video with Gilbert Gonzales and STCC’s Executive Director, Eric Epley. 

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Note: To Watch, Navigate to Item 4B