Behavioral health conditions include mental illness and substance use disorders and affect a person’s thinking, feeling and mood and can change their ability to relate to others and function each day. Genetics, environment and lifestyle influence whether someone develops a condition, but a stressful job or home life make some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events like being the victim of a crime. 


Below is an overview of navigating a mental health crisis for adults in Pierce County. Click the interactive map to view additional information. If you or someone you love finds themselves in a crisis, help can be found by calling the Pierce County Crisis Line at 1-800-576-7764. 


Resource: Family Guide for Involuntary Treatment

Navigating a CRISIS road map




If you or a loved one are in need of immediate help for a mental health or substance use crisis, call the Pierce County Crisis line at 1-800-574-7764.


Caring behavioral health clinicians are available in your community. Pierce County residents have access to mobile crisis teams and the crisis line 24/7. Call the crisis line to reach behavioral health clinicians and peers who will listen to what you're going through and provide you with resources and care you need.