MENLO PARK, Calif. (BCN) — Menlo Park Police intervened a mental health crisis Saturday evening in the 800 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, where a man was cutting himself with scissors while seated in the roadway.
Officers say the man, who was severely bleeding, voluntarily complied to drop the scissors after they used de-escalation and negotiation techniques. Police officers administered live preserving measures until the district’s fire department arrived.
The 32-year-old man was sent to the hospital for medical treatment and mental health services.
Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis is encouraged to text or call the National Crisis Hotline at 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) or (650) 579-0350. Residents can also text BAY to 741741 to reach a Crisis Text Line counselor 24/7.
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