An emotional or mental health crisis can leave you feeling helpless, hopeless and alone.
We want you to know that there is help, there is hope. You are not alone.
The Pierce County Crisis Line is a free service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week that provides immediate help to individuals, families and friends of people in crisis throughout Pierce County.
Anyone can call the Crisis Line – for themselves, a family member or friend. First responders, such as EMS staff and law enforcement officers, are also encouraged to call the crisis line if they encounter an individual in crisis during the course of their work.
Calls to the crisis line are answered by Masters level mental health professionals.
The crisis line's mental health professionals will help to evaluate the crisis situation and make a request for crisis outreach services as necessary. In Pierce County, crisis outreach services are provided by two agencies:
Catholic Community Services provides crisis outreach services for children and youth age 17 and under.
Mobile Outreach Crisis Team (MOCT), part of MultiCare Behavioral Health, provides crisis outreach services for persons age 18 and over, including face-to-face evaluations.Members of the MOCT team provide initial assessments to determine if the individual in crisis will accept a less restrictive alternative to hospitalization. If the individual appears to meet involuntary detainment criteria (danger to self, danger to others, gravely disabled), the MOCT will refer to the Designated Mental Health Professional (DMHP) or refer to the Emergency Department.
The MOCT cannot:
If there are weapons present or significant history of violence, the MOCT will request police assistance to safely evaluate the individual.
Pierce County Crisis Line: 800-576-7764