Education and Outreach

Clinicians and providers

Our clinicians and researchers are an excellent resource for community providers who are hoping to better understand psychosis, enhance risk detection and expand on treatment options. Our staff is highly trained in working with psychotic illness among the adolescent and young adult population. We offer a range of ways for mental health practitioners to connect with us.

Presentation requests

We’re available for talks and presentations about early detection and psychosis. This is an opportunity for you and your staff to learn more about our ongoing research, evidenced based treatment interventions, ways to connect your clients to the appropriate level of care and support, and to learn more about the wide range of services we offer at the Path Program. To request an in-service presentation, please contact Izzy Lopez


Our team is available to discuss clinical cases where you may be concerned about a patient’s presentation. We can assist you in detecting early symptoms of psychosis and help you develop a range of appropriate recommendations based on the information you share.

Families and caregivers

“Now and then we all think we hear someone calling our name or noticed a strange coincidence. But for people with schizophrenia, these can take on a much more nefarious quality.” Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD, of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, walks us through what it may feel like for someone with schizophrenia.

Community and online resources

A mental health crisis is any situation in which a person’s behaviors puts them at risk of hurting themselves or others and/or when they are not able to resolve the situation with the skills and resources available.

The State of California defines an “emergency psychiatric condition” as a condition in which a person, due to a mental disorder, is an imminent danger to self or others or is immediately unable to provide for or utilize food, shelter, or clothing (gravely disabled).

Emergency resources
Call 911 (available 24/7)

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
(800) 273-TALK

Mobile Crisis (Adult)
(415) 970-4000 (Mondays–Fridays, 8:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Weekends, Noon–8:00 p.m.)

For psychiatric crises that do not require immediate intervention. Mobile Crisis performs wellness checks, dispenses emergency medications, and conducts mental health triage in the field, but may take several hours to arrive due to limited resources. Mobile Crisis is authorized to admit suicidal persons to Psychiatric Emergency Services at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center for a 72-hour involuntary hold.

Teen Line
(310) 855-4673
Text TEEN to 839863

Alameda County

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
Text SAFE TO 20121 (4:00–11:00 p.m.)
Support Groups: (510) 420-2475
Counseling Services Program: (800) 260-0094

Your Life Your Voice
(800) 448-3000 (available 24/7)

Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Crisis Center
Crisis and Suicide: (800) 833-2900
Crisis Textline: Text HOPE to 20121 (Mondays–Fridays, 3:00–11:00 p.m.)
Grief: (800) 837-1818

Marin County

Family Service Agency of Marin: Suicide Prevention and Community Counseling
24/7 Suicide Hotline: (415) 499-1100
24/7 Grief Counseling: (415) 499-1195
Appointments: (415) 491-5700 or [email protected]

Marin County Office of Education: Student Mental Health/Suicide Prevention
Marin Psychiatric Emergency Services/Crisis Center: (415) 473-6666

Napa County

Aldea Children & Family Services
(888) 99-ALDEA (992-5332)
[email protected]

Napa County Mental Health Crisis Services
24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline: (707) 253-4711
Youth Crisis Hotline: (800) 843-5200

San Francisco County

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
24-Hour San Francisco Comprehensive Child Crisis Line: (415) 970-3800
24-Hour Crisis Line: (415) 781-0500 or (800) 273-8255
[email protected]

Paradigm San Francisco
Domestic calls: (888) 220-3466
International calls: (415) 423-7164
[email protected]

The Trevor Project
Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386 (24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline)
Text TREVOR to (202) 304-1200 (available Monday–Friday, Noon-7:00 p.m. PT)
TrevorChat: Online instant messaging with a TrevorChat counselor at (available daily, Noon-7:00 p.m. PT)

LGBT National Youth Talkline
National Hotline: (800) 246-PRIDE (Monday–Friday, 1:00–9:00 p.m. PT; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. PT)
[email protected]

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
(415) 921-8850
[email protected]

San Mateo County

Star Vista
24/7 hotline: (650) 579-0350
Text BAY to 741741
[email protected]

On Your Mind
24/7 Hotline: (800) 273-TALK
24/7 California Youth Crisis Line: (800) 843-5200
2/47 Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse Hotline: (800) 300-1080

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services
(800) 704-0900
24/7 Suicide and Crisis Hotline: (855) 278-4204

City of Palo Alto Project Safety Net
County Crisis Hotline: (855) 278-4204
Crisis Text Line: Text BAY to 741741

Solano County

Solano County Children, Youth & Families
Family and individual resource info: PDF
Solano County Crisis Unit 24-Hour Line: (707) 428-1131 or (707) 750-3000
Division of Children's Mental Health Services: (707) 435-2080
Child Haven Fairfield: (707) 425-5744 ext. 114, counseling services for children, parenting classes.
Solano County Mental Health Children's Services: (800) 547-0495, referrals to outpatient counseling services
Successful Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Treatment: (707) 784-2220, referrals and treatment for mental health issues, drug and alcohol, parenting and domestic violence issues. Free to all CalWORKS recipients.

Sonoma County

Sonoma County Department of Health Services Suicide Prevention
North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline: (855) 587-6373 (available 24/7, confidential)
24-Hour Emergency Mental Health Hotline: (800) 746-8181

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Sonoma County
(866) 906-6264 (Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)