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Crisis and Safety Resources

For emergencies, always call 9-1-1.

Are you concerned about someone’s mental health or substance use, including your own?

  • Learn what to do using Arizona’s Mental Health Checklist
  • Learn how to access behavioral health services in Arizona
  • Call 1-800-662-HELP which offers 24-hour free and confidential information (in English and Spanish) on substance use disorder issues and referral to treatment.
  • Or call any of our crisis hotlines in Arizona and nationwide

Arizona Department of Public Safety -

If you know someone is missing, call 911 immediately to report.

A Silver Alert is activated when a person with specific cognitive or developmental disabilities, as defined by statute, or a person the age of 65 or older goes missing. Prior to June 2018, this only applied to persons over 65. 

The purpose of the Silver Alert program is to establish a notification system that provides immediate information to the public through issuing and coordinating alerts using various resources following a subject “gone missing” when specific criteria has been met. 

The goal of the Silver Alert is to locate the missing person, when Silver Alert criteria is met, through efficient information dissemination and communication that results in safe and expedient recovery.

* This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. It is merely a collection of individuals/entities/resources that have been deemed helpful or recommended by consumers. Please notify Sonya if any information needs to be updated.

Crisis Hotlines

HopeLine Suicide Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 

Suicide Crisis Hotlines by County

Call 1-800-662-HELP which offers 24-hour free and confidential information (in English and Spanish) on substance use disorder issues and referral to treatment.

1-800-631-1314 and 602-222-9444

1-800-796-6762 or 520-622-6000

Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities

Yuma, LaPaz, Pinal, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise and Santa Cruz

Mohave, Coconino, Apache, Navajo and Yavapai

Useful Links

AZ 211 Directory of public services
Emergency behavior health services in Maricopa County – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 1-800-564-5465 (toll-free)
Emergency Housing Services in Maricopy County – If either individual qualifies for services from AZ Dept. of Developmental Disabilities call their DDD Support Coordinator.


MedicAlert Found – Provides 24/7 Wandering Support Service for those affected by Autism
Phone: 1.800.432.5378

Other Agencies and Organizations
Marcel Gemme, CEO
Organization created a comprehensive webpage that highlights the link between suicide prevention and substance use prevention. 

Click the link below to learn about:
Four reasons why substance use prevention is suicide prevention

American Association of Suicidology
600 N Broad Street, Suite 5 Middletown, DE
 In conjunction with the AAS Autism and Suicide Committee, the new page on AAS’s website will contain resources, research, and information on how to communicate and support autistic people in crisis.

Bikers Against Child Abuse – BACA
Organization exists with the intent to create a safer environment for children. They stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization that works with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children.
Phone: 602.380.2611 or 1.877.235.7268

Live Another Day
An organization featuring culturally competent resources for people of color and a list of top-rated rehab centers in Arizona.
Phone: 1.866.720.1044  (* This is a 24/7 Help line)