How to get help in a crisis
If you are in Pima County, no-cost help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

Crisis Line: (520) 622-6000 or 1-800-796-6762

Or visit:
Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation (SAMHC)
2502 N. Dodge Blvd., Suite 190
Tucson, Arizona 85716

Community Partnership of Southern Arizona
4575 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85711

The Pima County Attorney's Office seeks to ensure that victims, witnesses, family, and community members who were impacted by the mass shooting on Saturday, January 8th have access to information and resources to help them deal with their stress and trauma.
Click here for a printable resource list.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
If you observe someone who is in need of help
Court-Ordered Mental Health Evaluation and Treatment

Arizona statutes create a procedure for seeking a court-ordered evaluation for a person who needs immediate mental health care. If a court finds certain criteria are met, it may order the person to submit to an evaluation. If the evaluation establishes that the person needs treatment, a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and other behavioral health professionals will then work collaboratively with referring physicians, behavioral health agencies, and other health care professionals in an effort to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.

Any responsible person may apply for a court-ordered evaluation of someone who is unable or unwilling to seek needed mental health care. Assistance with the application process is available. If you are located in Pima County, call (520) 622-6000 or 800-796-6762 to reach the Community-Wide Crisis Line. It provides mental health crisis services around-the-clock, 365 days a year.

The Pima County Attorney's Health Law Unit participates in the legal proceedings necessary to seek a court order for involuntary mental health evaluation or treatment. If a court orders a person involuntarily committed for evaluation or treatment, the commitment is civil in nature, and its duration is limited by statute.

For downloadable information about the process: Court-Ordered Mental Health Brochure

32 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701