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National Alliance on Mental Illness


California’s Mental Health Movement

Monterey County Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health can help people of all ages. We address issues throughout the lifespan, starting at pregnancy and going through senior years. We work with children, youth, adults, and families.

Interim Program Inquiries and Emergency Assistance

Interim does not respond to requests for individual assistance through the website. Please call 831.649.4522 for general inquiries regarding our services and housing.

If you have a mental illness and are homeless, or are at-risk of becoming homeless, you may call our MCHOME homeless outreach program at 831.883.3030 for more information. Please be advised, MCHOME does not respond to emergencies.

If you are in crisis, please call 911 and ask for assistance.

Other Crisis Phone Numbers:
Suicide Prevention Hotline (bilingual) 877.663.5433
Domestic Violence Crisis Line (bilingual) 831.372.6300
Natividad Hospital, Mental Health Crisis Line 831.755.4111

Monterey County Health Department Services/Mental Health Assessments:
For information on obtaining an assessment for behavioral/mental health services through the Monterey County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Bureau, please call 888.258.6029. The Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau also maintains a detailed Information Page  on how/where to begin accessing their services.

For general community service inquiries, please call 211, United Way’s information and referral helpline.

Other resources:
Sams Guide
Comprehensive general information and referral, updated annually. Website also includes a list of emergency food resources. 

NAMI Monterey County
Education, support, and resources for families, loved ones, and consumers.