​​​MHCAN of Santa Cruz

Mental Health Client Action Network

1051 Cayuga 831-469-0462

The Only Mental Health Peer-Run Organization

in Santa Cruz, CA


I've been 5150'ed 3 times, maybe 4.  First one was in San Jose. I went to an institution for 3 months for hurting myself and punching my arm... stabbed my inside palm...

I went to school then got sent back for another 3 months.  They put me on 3 different types of meds for Bipolar 1, anxiety and depression.

In Santa Cruz when I got 5150'ed the Officer said he was taking me to the psyche ward for seeing things and I couldn't be on the beach seeing things and nude.  People were concerned about me and so the police came out and asked me if I had any mental health problems and I told him what they were and went to the psyche ward.