Crisis Services

If you or a loved one is in need of immediate help or in the event of a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.

Always dial 911 if there is threat of suicide or of violence or harm to self or others.

Always explain that the situation is a psychiatric emergency and request the Mobile Crisis Team.

The Mobile Crisis Team pairs a mental health clinician with a paramedic to respond specifically to behavioral health calls. They can assess the person in crisis, work to de-escalate or resolve the situation, help coordinate services, and more. The goal is to avoid unnecessary law enforcement involvement, emergency department use, or hospitalization.

If the Mobile Crisis Team is not available, request a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.

APD partners with NAMI Anchorage and other community organizations to train CIT officers in mental health. CIT officers use a specialized approach to deescalate mental health crises with empathy and respect.

24 Hour Crisis Hotline - 907-563-3200

Available 24/7/365.

Careline Alaska - 1-877-266-4357

Available 24/7/365.

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

Available 24/7/365.

Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255

For veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends. Press “1.” Available 24/7/365.

Crisis Text Line - text NAMI to 741741

Available 24/7/365.

TrevorLifeline - 1-866-488-7386

For LGBTQIA+ young people. Available 24/7/365.

TrevorText - text START to 678678

For LGBTQIA+ young people. Available 24/7/365.

Careline Alaska via Text - text 4help to 839863

Available 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday.

Covenant House Alaska Helpline - 907-272-1255

For homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.

STAR (Standing Together Against Rape) Crisis Line - 800-478-8999

For victims of sexual assault and abuse. Available 24/7/365.

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233

For victims of domestic violence. Available 24/7/365.

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-4673

For victims of sexual assault and abuse. Available 24/7/365.

Anchorage Safety Patrol and Center - 907-343-4006

For persons that appear to be incapacitated by alcohol or drugs in a public place.