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11/10/04

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Crisis Line
Crisis Support Services
of Alameda County

24 hours / 7 days
  • 1-800-309-2131
 


9/12/05

ALAMEDA COUNTY (SOUTHERN)
Serving Fremont, Newark, Union City and the Eden Area

Hotline
Second Chance, Inc.

24 hours / 7 days
 


11/14/04

BUTTE COUNTY

Crisis Lines
Butte County Department of Behavioral Health

24 hours / 7 days

Adults
  • (530) 891-2810
  • 1-800-334-6622

Youth
  • (530) 891-2794
  • (800) 371-4373
 


11/14/04

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Crisis Services
Calaveras County Mental Health Department

24 hours / 7 days
  • (209) 754-3239
  • 1-800-499-4030
 


9/12/05

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Suicide Crisis Line
Contra Costa Crisis Center

24 hours / 7 days
  • 1-800-833-2900
  • 1-925-938-0725 TTD/TTY
 


CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

To Arrange for Mental Health Services
For Acute Psychiatric Crisis
24 hours / 7 days

  • 1-888-678-7277
 
4/3/06


11/14/04

EL DORADO COUNTY

Psychiatric Emergency Services
El Dorado County
Department of Mental Health

24 hours / 7 days
  • Placerville
    (530) 622-3345
  • South Lake Tahoe
    (503) 544-2219
 


IMPERIAL COUNTY

Imperial County Behavioral Health Services

Imperial Valley Crisis Hotline
24 hours / 7 days

  • (760) 482-4000
  • 1-800-817-5292
 
11/27/05


11/15/04

KERN COUNTY

Crisis Line
Kern County Mental Health
System of Care

24 hours / 7 days
  • (661) 868-8000
  • 1-800-991-5272
  • (661) 868-8142 TTY

 


11/13/04

LASSEN COUNTY

24-Hour Crisis Response
Lassen County Mental Health
  • 1-888-530-8688
 


11/12/04

LOS ALAMITOS

Crisis Hotline
Hotline of Southern California

10am-12midnight / 7 days
  • (562) 596-5548
  • (714) 894-4242
 


11/13/04

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Hotline
Los Angeles County
Department of Mental Health

24 hours / 7 days
  • 1-800-854-7771
 


 
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
 
Suicide Prevention Center
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
24 hours / 7 days
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center
  • Toll-Free in Los Angeles County
    1-877-7CRISIS
    1-877-727-4747


 
Updated 9/21/2011


11/9/04

 

LOS ANGELES

TEEN LINE® Online
"Teens Helping Teens"
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

6:00pm - 10:00pm pst - 7 days

Toll Free Inside California
  • 1-800-TLC-TEEN
    1-800-852-8336
Outside California or If Line is Busy
  • 1-310-855-HOPE
    1-310-855-4673
We are able to call back callers who may incur long distance charges. Okay to call collect.
Get an e-mail response from a Teen Line Listener at HELPonline and view other responses in the HELPonline Archives
 


11/15/04

LOS ANGELES

Foundation for Religious Freedom

9am - 5pm
24 hour voice mail
when busy or after hours
  • 1-800-556-3055
 


11/14/04

MARIN COUNTY

Psychiatric Emergency Services
Marin County Community
Mental Health Services

24 hours / 7 days
  • (415) 499-6666
 


9/12/05

MARIN COUNTY

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline
Family Service Agency of Marin

24 hours / 7 days
  • (415) 499-1100
 


11/10/04

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Crisis Lines
Mendocino County Department
of Mental Health

24 hours / 7 days
  • Fort Bragg
    (707) 964-4747
  • Ukiah
    (707) 463-4396
  • Willits
    (707) 456-3850
  • Community Help Line
    1-800-575-HELP (4357)
 


11/14/04

NEVADA COUNTY

Crisis Line
Behavioral Health Department

Nevada County Human Services Agency

24 hours / 7 days
  • (530) 265-5811
 


ORANGE COUNTY

Catholic Charities of Orange County

New Hope Crisis Counseling Center

New Hope Live Counseling Center & CHAT

(714) NEW-HOPE
(714) 639-4673

 
Updated 11/15/2016


11/14/04

PLACER COUNTY

ACCESS Team
Placer County Child & Adult
Crisis & Emergency Services

24 hours / 7 days
  • (530) 886-5401
  • Auburn
    1-888-886-5401
 


11/10/04

PLUMAS & SIERRA COUNTIES

Crisis Line
Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center

24 hours / 7 days
  • (530) 283-4333
  • 1-877-215-7273
 


11/13/04

RIVERSIDE

California Youth Crisis Line
For All Youth Issues

24 hours / 7 days
  • 1-800-843-5200
  • For Ages 12-24
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Runaway
  • Pregnancy
  • Aids
  • and more
 


11/9/04

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Helpline of Riverside
Volunteer Center of Riverside

Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Western Region

24 hours / 7 days
  • (951) 686-HELP
    (951) 686-4357
 


11/15/04

SACRAMENTO
Serving El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, & Yolo Counties

Crisis Lines
Family Service Agency of Sacramento

24 hours / 7 days
  • Auburn
    (530) 885-2300
  • Lincoln
    (916) 645-8866
  • Roseville
    (916) 773-3111
  • Sacramento
    (916) 368-3111
 


11/14/04

SACRAMENTO COUNTY

Crisis Intervention
Mental Health Services

County of Sacramento Department of Health & Human Services

24 hours / 7 days
  • (916) 732-3637
 


11/12/04

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Crisis Line
Family Service Agency of San Bernardino

Mon-Fri - 9am to 8pm
  • 1-800-832-9119
 


SAN DIEGO COUNTY
  • 1-800-479-3339
  • (619) 641-6992 TDD
 
11/27/05


11/9/04

SAN FERNANDO COUNTY

CSUN HelpLine
California State University NorthRidge

Sun-Thurs: 6pm to 12am
Fri-Sat: 7pm to 10pm
  • (818) 349-HELP (4357)
  • V/TDD
 


9/12/05

SAN FRANCISCO

Center for Elderly (Senior)
Institute On Aging

24 hours / 7 days

Suicide Prevention and Grief
Friendship Line for the Elderly

is the only nation-wide toll free number offering telephone support to depressed, isolated, abused, and/or suicidal older adults. It's available 24-hours a day, year round.

  • Toll-Free Nationwide
    1-800-971-0016
  • San Francisco
    (415) 752-3778

Suicide and the Elderly
 


11/10/04

SAN FRANCISCO

Crisis Hotline
San Francisco Suicide Prevention

24 hours / 7 days
  • (415) 781-0500

  • AIDS / HIV / HCV National Nightline
    (415) 434-AIDS
    1-800-273-AIDS
  • Linea Nocturna(Spanish):
    (415) 989-5212
    1-800-303-SIDA
    8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

 


11/10/04

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

Crisis Phone

The Crisis Intervention Center

San Joaquin County
Mental Health Services

24-hour Response
  • (209) 468-8686
 


11/8/04

SAN JOSE
Serving San Jose & the Silicon Valley

Crisis Line
CONTACT Cares

24 hours / 7 days
  • Crisis Line
    (408) 279-8228
  • Teenline
    1-888-247-7717
  • Warm Line for Latchkey Kids & Teens
    (408) 279-0303
  • Parental Stress / Grief Line
    (408) 279-8228
 


11/9/04

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

 

Hotline of San Luis Obispo
24 hours / 7 days
  • (805) 549-8989
  • 1-800-549-8989
    Toll-Free San Luis Obispo County
  • (805) 544-0566
    Senior Services
 


9/12/05

SAN MATEO COUNTY

Crisis Hotlines
YFES Crisis Intervention &
Suicide Prevention Center

24 hours / 7 days
  • North County
    (650) 579-0350
  • South County
    (650) 368-6655
  • Coastside
    (650) 726-6655

Teen Hotline & Website
On Your Mind.net

Monday Through Thursday
4:00 - 10:00 pm (PST)
  • The Hotline
    (650) 579-0353
 


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
  • Dial 211
  • 1-800-400-1572
  • (805) 899-8108 TTY
 
9/28/06


 
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Santa Clara County Health & Hospital System
 

Suicide & Crisis Hotline
24 Hours / 7 Days
  • 1-855-278-4204
Mental Health Call Center
For Information & Referral to Mental Health Services
  • 8am-5pm Weekdays
    1-800-704-0900
  • After Hours Mental Health Crisis Line
    1-800-704-0900
 
Updated 9/27/2011


11/10/04

SANTA CRUZ
Serving Monterey, San Benito, & Santa Cruz Counties

Crisis Hotline
Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast

24 hours / 7 days
  • Santa Cruz County
    (831) 458-5300
  • Monterey Peninsula
    (831) 649-8008
  • Toll-Free in Monterey, San Benito, & Santa Cruz Counties
    1-877-ONE-LIFE
    1-877-663-5433
 


11/9/04

SHASTA COUNTY

Helpline
Help, Inc.

24 hours / 7 days
  • (530) 225-5252
  • Eastern Shasta County
    1-800-821-5252
 


11/13/04

SISKLYOU COUNTY

Crisis Line
Sisklyou County Behavioral
Health Services

24 hours / 7 days
  • 1-800-842-8979
 


9/12/05

STANISLAUS COUNTY

Emergency Services
Emergency Mental Health
Assessment & Referral Services

Stanislaus County Behavioral Health
& Recovery Services

24 hours / 7 days
  • (209) 558-4600
  • 1-888-376-6246
 


9/12/05

SUTTER & YUBA COUNTIES

24-Hour Psychiatric
Emergency/Crisis Services
Sutter-Yuba Mental Health Services
  • (530) 673-8255
  • 1-888-923-3800
 


11/10/04

VENTURA COUNTY

Suicide / Crisis Line
Behavioral Health Crisis Team

24 hours / 7 days
  • (805) 652-6727
 


11/10/04

YOLO COUNTY

Crisis Lines
Suicide Prevention & Crisis
Services of Yolo County

24 hours / 7 days
  • Davis
    (530) 756-5000
  • Woodland
    (530) 666-7778
  • West Sacramento
    (916) 372-6565

Crisis Lines for Kids
(ASK) Allied Services for Kids

24 hours / 7 days
  • Davis
    (530) 753-0797
  • Woodland
    (530) 668-8445
  • West Sacramento
    (916) 371-3779
 

 

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    • crisis intervention
    • community crisis center
    • county mental health center
    • hospital mental health clinic
 
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