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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, please call "911" and explain the nature of your problem to the operator. For non-urgent mental health services, please contact your county mental health department.

Accessibility Certification

The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) website strives to be a model of accessibility that meets the access needs of any site visitor. DSH has implemented the strict guidelines set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The website meets most of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1 - Priority 1, Priority 2, and most of Priority 3) and all of the DOJ Section 508 guidelines.

One of the pillars of accessible web design is using defaults and certain design elements that can be adjusted by the end user. This kind of design permits visitors to adjust font size, contrast, and customize other elements to meet their particular viewing needs. Information on some of our special access features, and how to work with custom settings are described on our accessibility page.

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