In a situation of acute crisis, call 911. If you call 911, say that you have a mental health crisis and need a “Crisis Intervention Officer.” All DC Police districts have officers especially trained to help with mental health emergencies.
Other contacts for crisis management include:
DC Dept. of Behavioral Health 24 Hour Access Helpline: 1-888-793-4357
DC Dept. of Behavioral Health 202-673-7440
DC Mobile Crisis Unit (bet. 9 am-1 am) 202-673-9300
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital 202-562-4000