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NAMI North Carolina

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NC's hotline is 1.800.451.9682 (or text at 919.999.9527) and can be reached for crisis resources and information.

LGBT Youthline

Text: 4 PM – 9:30 PM, at 647-694-4275 | Chat: 4 PM – 9:30 PM – on website | E-mail: | At YouthLine, all our HelpLine volunteers are trained peer supporters aged 16-29, coming from a diversity of 2SLGBTQ+ identities and lived experiences. We serve all of Ontario. We’re not counsellors, we’re peers who can relate, and we have been trained in active listening and relevant knowledge such as anti-oppression, anti-racism, sex and consent, STIs, HIV, self-care, and more.

Trillium Crisis Intervention

Phone: (866) 990-9763 | Trillium Health Partners has a Crisis Intervention Team supporting both our Credit Valley Hospital and Mississauga Hospital sites. This team provides clinical assessment, intervention and referrals to community resources to people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and/or issues with addictions. The Crisis Intervention Team is staffed by a skilled Social Worker or Nurse and works closely with the Emergency Department and the Mental Health Program. The Crisis Intervention Team is not able to provide counselling or give advice over the phone.

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto

Phone: (905) 459-7777 or (416) 408-4357 | Text: 45645 | Confidential support and referrals provided by volunteers 24 hours a day. Offers 24-hour, anonymous and confidential distress and emotional support lines for anyone who needs a caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental listening ear.Interpreters for callers in crisis are available in 151 languages. TTY service available for the hearing impaired.


Phone: (866) 925-5454 | Text: GOOD2TALKON to 686868 | Good2Talk provides free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia

Info-Social 811

Phone: 811 | Info‑Social 811 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service. 811 is the only telephone number for this service. You can call 811 to reach a psychosocial worker quickly if you have a psychosocial problem. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone who lives in Québec can call Info‑Social 811 for themselves or for a family member or friend. A person who lives in Québec cannot call Info‑Social 811 if they are outside Québec.

New Jersey Mental Health Cares

Phone: (866) 202-4357 | NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey's behavioral health information and referral service. Our staff of behavioral care specialists use their experience and understanding of the behavioral health system to connect you to the information and services you need.

Mobile Crisis Team

Phone: (866) 367-6023 | 24/7 mobile response service unit available to Hudson County children or adults in need of emergency psychiatric evaluation.

U-M Psychiatric Emergency Services Crisis Phone

24/7 Crisis Line: (734) 936-5900 or (734) 996-4747 | University of Michigan Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) provides emergency/urgent walk-in evaluation and crisis phone services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people of all ages.

Walk-In Counseling Center

Phone: (612) 870-0565 | Walk-In Counseling Center provides free, no-appointment, no-insurance mental health and crisis counseling every weekday in clinic or online. Spanish speakers and those requesting additional counseling may set appointments. All services are provided by professional volunteers. People come to Walk-In for help with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, concern for a loved one, LGBTQ concerns, drug and alcohol use, grief and loss, bullying and school problems, trauma and abuse, job loss and employment problems, suicidal thoughts, and many more concerns.

Hennepin County Mental Health Crisis Line

24/7 Crisis Line: (612) 596-1223 | Crisis teams, made up of mental health professionals, can travel to an individual’s location and assess the situation. They provide stabilization services, intervention services, crisis prevention planning, referrals to other professionals, and follow-up services.The crisis teams are available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers are urged to utilize this service when someone is suicidal, psychotic, exhibiting out of control behavior, or threatening to harm themselves or others.

Crisis Intervention of Houston Hotline

24/7 Crisis Line: (832) 416-1177 | TeenTalk: (832) 416-1199 (call) or (281) 201-4430 (text) | The mission of Crisis Intervention of Houston is to help people in crisis through intervention and referral for issues around mental health and suicidal thoughts. Services include free, confidential, anonymous crisis and suicide prevention counseling, and the only Survivor of Suicide Support Group serving Houston/Harris County and immediate surrounding counties. Crisis counseling is provided through hotlines that operate on a 24-hour, 7-day a week basis. The hotlines are operated by trained volunteer crisis counselors. Crisis counseling is provided to immediately help a person in crisis or dealing with suicide ideation find emotional stability to better receive a mental health referral. The Hotline is for the general public dealing with emotional trauma or suicide ideation. TeenTalk is for teens dealing with emotional trauma or suicide ideation.

Texas Youth Helpline

24/7 Help Line: (800) 98-YOUTH | Text: (512) 872-5777 | The Texas Youth Helpline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can also be reached 24/7 via chat, and by texting. The helpline provides prevention services to youth, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and listening ear. Helpline counselors also assist youth advocates, such as caseworkers, counselors and school officials by locating state and local resources. The helpline also provides free information and outreach materials to those working with youth and families.

Harris County Mental Health Support Line

24/7 Crisis Line: (833) 251-7544 | The Harris Center operates a 24/7 COVID-19 mental health support line. It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after infectious disease outbreaks. Everyone reacts differently, and feelings change over time. This listening line was started to give members of the Harris County community a resource to help them take care of their emotional health, which is especially important during an emergency in order to help with long-term healing. The line is for anyone who is or knows someone who is showing signs of stress for several days or weeks to get help.

Artemis Center

24/7 Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (937) 461-HELP (4357) | Artemis Center empowers survivors of domestic violence to make decisions and choices that will establish and maintain safety for themselves and their children. By working collaboratively with other community services, Artemis Center advocates are able to coordinate needed services. Additionally, community education and advocacy programs help to create community best practice responses for survivors of domestic violence.

Montgomery County Crisis Now Hotline

24/7 Crisis Line: (833) 580-CALL (2255) |

Greene County Crisis Line (operated by TCN)

24/7 Crisis Line: (937) 376-8701 | TCN provides a 24 hour crisis hotline for clients and non-clients of our agency. In the event that you experience a crisis situation, including feeling suicidal or homicidal, you can call the hotline 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You will be connected with an experienced hotline operator and provided individualized attention to your needs and developing a plan to meet your goals.

Beckett Springs

Phone: (513) 942-9500 | We’re here to support your journey of recovery from mental health & addiction challenges.

Behavioral Health Response

Phone: (314) 469-6644 | Behavioral Health Response provides crisis support, telephone counseling, and mental health resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aurora Mental Health Center

Phone: (303) 617-2300 | Aurora Mental Health & Recovery is a SAMHSA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grantee offering services to address a wide range of mental health conditions. Individuals and families rely on us to help them cope with a variety of challenges. Our staff of physicians, nurses, psychologists, therapists, and peers works with all age groups, from children to seniors.

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners

Phone: (844) 493-8255 (TALK) M-Sun 4pm to 12 am | RMCP Crisis Line is a free, confidential, 24/7 telephone hotline for mental health or substance abuse crisis help, information, and referrals. Crisis Services are perfect for any individual in need of mental health or substance use help, information and referrals. Anyone who may be depressed, thinking about suicide, going through a hard time, or just needs to talk, can freely discuss any issues with Crisis Counselors, who are there to listen and support callers.

Utah Warm Line

Phone: (833) SPEAKUT (toll free) or (801) 587-1055 (local) | Often, individuals may need a listening ear as they heal and recover from their own personal struggles. Utah residents who need connection from others who have walked similar paths may call the Utah Warm Line for that support. The Warm Line is staffed 8am-11pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at no cost. Certified peer support specialists have received specialized training and have navigated mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues of their own. Peer specialists are trained in providing hope and empowerment through the recovery model, and engage with the community through empathetic listening. Specialists encourage callers to resolve problems by fostering dignity and self-respect and finding their inner strength to live healthy, independent lives.

La Frontera EMPACT | Suicide Prevention Center

Crisis Line: (480) 784-1500 | Phone: (480) 784-1514 | La Frontera provides behavioral health services to community members, from children and families to adults. Master's level clinicians provide counseling services, case management, and medication services for general mental health, substance abuse, and serious mental illness (SMI). The outpatient program includes individual, couples, family and group counseling. Substance abuse recovery services include Intensive Outpatient and Standard Outpatient substance abuse groups, and ongoing recovery support groups. Supportive services designed to manage depression, anxiety, grief, loss and stress are also offered. The Child and Family Program offers services to promote positive behaviors, family relationships, and overall family health and wellness. Spanish-speaking services are offered.

Crisis Connections

24/7 Crisis Line: (866) 427-4747 | Teen Link: (866) 833-6546 | Warm Line: (877) 500-9276 | Crisis Connections, formerly known as Crisis Clinic, is one of the oldest Crisis Lines in the nation, and home to five programs focused on serving the emotional and physical needs of individuals across Washington State. These programs include the 24-Hour Crisis Line, King County 2-1-1, Teen Link, WA Recovery Help Line and WA Warm Line. With over 400 trained volunteers and experienced staff, Crisis Connections provides support, resources and certified training for King County and other communities statewide. Crisis Connections helplines connect people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help.

Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center

Phone: (503) 988-4888 | The Mental Health Call Center is there to listen for anyone who is having trouble functioning. The team of mental health professionals is prepared to help anyone experiencing mental health issues at any time, in any language. This call center offers free, 24/7 mental health support, interpretation services for non-English speakers, referrals to low-cost or sliding-scale agencies, help finding mental health providers, and information about non-crisis community resources.

Mental Health America | Pro Bono Counseling Program

Phone: (513) 562-2583 | | The PBCP is a free service available to adults who are unemployed, uninsured, underinsured, or unable to afford traditional counseling services. These include individuals and families that are struggling with situations such as unemployment, life changes, depression, anxiety, grief, and marital or family issues.

Ohio CareLine

Phone: (800) 720-9616 | The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and administered in community settings. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives. When callers need additional services, they will receive assistance and connection to local providers.

Central Clinic

Phone: (513) 558-8888 | Central Clinic Behavioral Health provides training opportunities for psychiatric residents from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati's College of Medicine. Clinical counseling and assessment are provided to assist individuals experiencing life crisis and/or serious mental illness. Individual, couples, family, group therapy are provided, as well as psychological testing, case management, and psychiatric medication services. Counseling is also provided for children. In addition, services are provided to Spanish speaking children and families.

Peaceful Paths

The certified domestic abuse network that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties. Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, children’s programming, education and training, counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, violence prevention programs, and batterer’s intervention programming. Peaceful Paths is a member of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).

NAMI Gainesville

The families and members of NAMI Gainesville are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

The Pride Community Center of North Central Florida (PCCNCF)

The Pride Community Center of North Central Florida (PCCNCF) is a safe space for the LGBTQ+ Community in North Central Florida. Phone: (352) 377-8915

Helping Hands Clinic For the Homeless

Helping Hands Clinic seeks to improve the physical and mental well-being of the homeless and poor by: delivering comprehensive health care, sensitizing providers to the special needs of the poor and engaging the community in meaningful contribution.

Alachua County Crisis Center

Offers crisis intervention services. Phone: 352-264-6789

Trans Lifeline

Trans lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people. Call 877-565-8860

Long Island Crisis Center

24/7 Crisis Hotline: (516) 679-1111 | Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives.

Grassroots Crisis Intervention

Phone: (410) 531-6006 | Grassroots provides 24/7 access to individuals and famlies for behavioral health, crisis, and homeless services.

Family & Children's Service

24/7 Crisis Line: (615) 244-7444 | Family & Children’s Service provides a variety of counseling services for individuals and families at no cost for a range of issues from depression, domestic violence, substance abuse, suicide prevention and much more.

Netcare Access

Phone: (614) 276-CARE (2273) | We help people in need of behavioral healthcare and emotional support by providing comprehensive, evidence-based services needed to attain recovery and maintain well-being. We also help the courts and community agencies by providing professional evaluations and assessments for those that need them.

Mental Health Cooperative Emergency Psychiatric Line

Phone: (615) 726-0125 | A mental health crisis can be extremely frightening and difficult for family and friends to understand. Mental Health Cooperative's emergency teams are trained to immediately respond and resolve a crisis. Emergency psychiatric services can be accessed immediately by calling 615.726.0125. The line is operated 24/7 and is free.

Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line

24/7 crisis line: 855 CRISIS-1 (855.274.7471) | The Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line, available 24 hours a day/365 days a year, is a resource for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. All calls are routed to a trained crisis counselor in the area, who will provide support and guidance, and work to connect callers with appropriate community supports.


Phone: (615) 463-6600 | Centerstone provides mental health and substance use disorder treatment, education and support. Centerstone helps children, adolescents, adults, seniors and their families who suffer from a myriad of behavioral health challenges. A multitude of programs are designed to address the wide-range of emotional, behavioral, psychological and addiction issues that affect the individuals in our care. Centerstone's Military Services provides care for service members, veterans and family members. Centerstone exists to help individuals from all walks of life in need. This practice serves all patients regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered depending upon family size and income.

So Others Might Eat

Phone: 202-797-8806 |Email: | Since 1970, SOME has been a care provider and a beacon of hope to residents in our nation’s capital. Our services are available to individuals, families, senior citizens, veterans, and those affected by physical or mental illness. Every day, we strive to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through our comprehensive Whole Person Care approach.

DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline

24/7 hotline: 202-333-7273 | This is a free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone who is in need of immediate support after a sexual assault or related crisis. DC Rape Crisis Center provides individual and group therapy services for teens (13-17) who have experienced sexual assault of been affected by it. For callers in a crisis, this hotline provides immediate support over the phone.

DC Department of Mental Health Access Helpline

24/7 hotline: 1-888-793-4357 | This is a free, confidential, supportive 24-hour hotline for anyone who is going through emotional distress or wants to talk to someone. Mental health professionals will refer callers to immediate help or ongoing care.

Brookline Community Mental Health Center

Phone: 617-277-8107 | The Brookline Community Mental Health Center is an organization that offers a wide range of mental health services, including therapy for adults and children, home- and school-based counseling, crisis intervention, outreach to the homeless, and more. The bulk of the center's clients qualify as low- or moderate-income, and it provides 10,000 free or reduced-cost visits each year. The core service is one-on-one, personalized counseling and psychotherapy for children (ages 3+) and adults of every age. This care may include medication, diagnostic evaluation, or psychological or neuropsychological testing. Additional services include school-based counseling, group counseling, care management, case management, crisis intervention, and help with housing, food, and basic needs. Sliding scale

St. Francis House

Phone: 617-542-4211 | St. Francis House serves poor and homeless men and women in Boston. Basic, rehabilitative, and housing services are provided in a holistic approach to provide guests with continuous and comprehensive care. The Counseling and Mental Health Department provides services in English and Spanish, including individual and group counseling, psychiatric care, case management and substance abuse assistance. On a daily basis, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups are hosted on site. There is also a Clinical and Recovery Services Department at St. Francis House, providing tools and services to help guests deal with traumas and move toward stability in all aspects of life.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Phone: 857-654-1000 | BHCHP has a team of psychiatrists, a clinical nurse specialist, psychologists, clinical social workers and licensed mental health counselors, dedicated to providing behavioral health treatment to homeless adults and families in Boston. BHCHP also offers medication-assisted therapies, and referrals to detoxification and rehabilitation beds. The integrated care model at BHCHP unites physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, case managers and behavioral health professionals in close collaboration. The Behavioral Health Team works with patients at clinics, medical respite facilities and at family shelters. The team delivers a full spectrum of services including individual and group counseling, psychiatry, child and family therapy, medication management, and substance use disorders services.

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center

Phone: 617-238-2430 617-261-2034 (to reach the clinic after hours) | The Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), formerly known as the Somali Women And Children's Association, is a community-based, non-profit, grassroots human service agency that provides comprehensive services to refugees, asylees, and immigrants as well as the larger community. RIAC's Community Counseling Services provides a a community-based mental health and social support program to serve the unique needs of refugees and immigrants. A multi-cultural and multi-lingual clinical staff has expertise in refugee and immigrant mental health issues as well as a deep understanding of the cultural needs of the populations served. Services are offered in English, Farsi, Ibo, Hausa, Swahili, Spanish, French and Somali. Some insurances accepted

Trinity Place Shelter

Transitional housing program for LGBTQ youth ages 18-24 in New York City. | 164 West 100th St., New York, NY 10025

Ali Forney Center

Phone: (212) 206-0574 | Offers emergency and transitional housing, drop-in services, meals, support groups, counseling and medical services for LGBTQ homeless youth | 321 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027 | Open for new intakes M-F from 8 AM-8 PM, weekends from 10 AM-6 PM, closed Wednesdays 12-4 for staff meetings

Covenant House

Phone: 1(800) 388-3888 | Provides emergency shelter, crisis care, counseling and clothing. | 461 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

NYC Unity Project

NYC's committment to supporting and empowering LGBTQ+ young people through multiple branches of gov't: peer and professional support, legal services, health and wellness care, housing, and more

Veterans Crisis Line

Call 988 and press 1 or Text 838255 | Confidential crisis support for veterans and their loved ones available 24/7

Your Life Your Voice

Phone: 1-800-448-3000 | Text VOICE to 20121 | Focused on supporting youth

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call 988 | The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

CUNY Central

Links to mental health, substance abuse, and medical resources

The Steve Fund

If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious, you can text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

NYC Well

1 (888) NYC-WELL | (1-888-692-9355) Spanish: 1-888-692-9355, press 3 Call 711 (Relay Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing) Text “WELL” to 65173 (Hotlines are open 24 hours a day; all calls are free and confidential)Free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.

Southern Area Behavioral Health Services

Phone: (972) 283-9090 | Southern Area Behavioral Health Services offer a variety of behavioral health care services. Their services include crisis intervention & management, recovery & safety planning, psychiatric evaluations, skills training, counseling services, & psychosocial rehabilitation. New patients are encouraged to

North Texas Behavioral Health Association 24/7 Mobile Crisis Line

24/7 Crisis Hotline: (866) 260-8000 | Email: | Phone: 214-366-9407 | 24/7 Mobile Crisis Hotline serves Dallas and surrounding areas (Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, & Rockwall) by completing assessment for suicide risk, homicide risk, and psychosis, and they work in dispatching support for those at risk.

Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas

24/7 Crisis Line: (214) 828-1000 or (800) 273-8255 | Volunteer opportunities and survivor services: (214)824-7020 | The Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas includes a 24/7 crisis & suicide hotline, crisis debriefing services to groups such as businesses and other organizations in the aftermath of suicide, and ‘Survivors of Suicide’---a unique program helping those who have experienced the tragedy of losing a loved one to suicide. The Suicide & Crisis Center also provides crisis intervention trainings to community groups, mental health screenings for youth, suicide awareness trainings for schools, and suicide postvention in school and other youth organizations.

Assertive Community Treatment

Phone: 504-247-9120 | Multidisciplinary, recovery oriented team, which provides in-home treatment to adults diagnosed with a serious mental illness. ACT is designed for individuals who are not able to have their needs met in traditional outpatient settings. The ACT Team includes Psychiatrists, Nurses, Mental Health Professional, Addiction Counselors, Vocational Specialists and Peer Specialists. Medicaid; LCS (Louisiana community service) slots limited. LCS allows for Medicare or uninsured patients. Spanish language interpretation available by request

River Oaks Hospital

Phone: 1-800-366-1740 | River Oaks Hospital, located minutes outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 126-bed psychiatric facility that has provided quality treatment to individuals suffering from mental illness and/or addictive disorders since 1970. Situated on a 14-acre campus, inpatient services are available for adults and adolescents. We also offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for adults.

Metropolitan Human Services District

Crisis: (504) 826-2675 | General: (504) 568-3130 | The Metropolitan Human Services District exists to ensure that person-centered support and services are available and are provided to eligible individuals with mental illness, addictive disorders and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes.

Metropolitan Crisis Response Team

Phone: 504-826-2675 | Telephone and face-to-face triage, assessment, and intervention for persons experiencing mental health or substance abuse crises. 24/7 clinical staff used to prevent unnecessary mental health hospitalizations and instead link consumers to community based services that better address their needs. Free Spanish spoken? Y, interpreters upon request, also interpreters for the hearing impaired.

NAMI New Orleans

Crisis line: 1-800-273-8255 | NAMI NoLa Mid City 504-896-2345 | Westbank 504-368-1944 | NAMI New Orleans serves residents across Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes with free mental health support, online groups, resources and education.

Georgia Crisis + Access Line

Phone: 1-800-715-4225 | For immediate access to routine or crisis services, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis.

Veterans Program at Emory Healthcare

Phone: (888) 514-5345 | The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP) provides nationally renowned care for healing the invisible wounds of military service. EHVP treats conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), anxiety, and depression related to military service. Emory clinical psychologist Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D. leads the highly skilled team of professionals. The team consists of specialists in several fields, including psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and social work. Dr. Rothbaum's team is experienced in working with veterans and service members, recognizes the stress of military and service and challenges of returning to civilian life, and many of the members have also served. Services offered include traditional outpatient treatment as well as a 2-week Intensive Outpatient Program. Both formats are offered in-person as well as via telehealth.

Georgia HOPE

Phone: (706) 279-0405 | Georgia HOPE is a community-based provider of mental health, substance use, and family preservation services in the state of Georgia. For over 20 years, Georgia HOPE has been working directly and in partnership with Individuals, Families, The Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS), Schools, and the Community. We want to help you achieve good health and meaningful living by bringing the care straight to you. HOPE is here.

LAUSD Mental Health Hotline

Phone: (213) 241-3840 | Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) opened a mental health hotline to connect callers dealing with "fear, anxiety and other challenges related to COVID-19" to the district's Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services Unit. Students and families can utilize the service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak to counselors and mental health professionals in English or Spanish.

California Youth Crisis Line

Phone: 800-843-5200 | The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates 24/7 as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors respond to calls with crisis intervention counseling and referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community (including more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California). Callers may discuss thoughts of suicide, depression, bullying, health and identity questions, trauma, human trafficking or any teen-related struggle with a crisis counselor in confidence and without fear of judgment. Additionally, translation services are available for multiple languages.

LA County Dept. of Mental Health Hotline

Phone: 800-854-7771 | The L.A. County Department of Mental Health Helpline is a free service open 24/7. It is the entry point for mental health services provided by the county. Those in any type of emotional or psychological distress may call the helpline. Upon calling, a clinician will then evaluate specific needs, and provide support, resources and referrals as appropriate. In addition to service referrals and crisis assessments, callers may access the Emotional Support Warm Line with trained active listeners (available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily), or Veteran Line for Mental Health Support and Connection to Veteran Programs (available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily).

Village Family Services: Drop-in Center for Homeless Youth

Phone: 818-738-7327 | Village Family Services is an organization aiming to provide programs to support youth living on the street. This drop-in center provides services for youth ages 14 to 25 including homeless youth, foster youth and former foster youth in Los Angeles County. Services include meals, showers, laundry, and internet access. Youth also have the opportunity to attend support groups, receive case management, and receive health and mental health services from professionals.

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Phone: 323-993-7500 | The Los Angeles LGBT Center is the largest facility in the world providing services to the LGBTQ+ community. The organization offers programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. Mental health services specialize in psychotherapy for LGBT people of all cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Counselors include masters and doctoral-level staff (both licensed and license-eligible), and have experiencing with treatment in depression, anxiety, relationships, HIV, substance abuse, domestic/intimate partner abuse and violence, and coming out support. Most therapy is short term, usually 16 sessions. Group therapy may go on for longer periods of time.

Institute of Multicultural Counseling and Education Services

Phone: 213-381-1250 | The Institute for Multicultural Counseling & Education Services (IMCES) is a nonprofit community clinic that provides clinical services, as well as clinical training and education. IMCES provides integrative mental health, primary care, substance abuse, and social services to help people of all ages, ethnicities, and cultures. The clinic is designed specifically to treat the varied needs of the underserved, culturally and linguistically diverse communities of Los Angeles. - no fees for eligible people

Asian Counseling and Healing Referral Service

AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.

San Diego Access and Crisis Line

Phone: (888) 724-7240 | Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT) provide in-person support to anyone, anywhere, experiencing a mental health, drug, or alcohol-related crisis. MCRT dispatches behavioral health experts to emergency calls instead of law enforcement, when appropriate, with teams made up of clinicians, case managers, and peer support specialists.

The San Diego LGBT Community Center

Email: | Phone: 619.692.2077 | The Center offers a wide selection of counseling services through its Behavioral Health Services Department, including individual, couple/family, and group counseling. Counseling services are available to the LGBTQ community including those struggling with same-gender/genderqueer relationship violence; transgender and nonbinary persons who need assistance with transition or exploring their gender identity; and for individuals, couples & families living with HIV/AIDS. Fees are charged on a sliding scale basis and some insurance plans are accepted. People living with HIV may potentially qualify to receive no-cost counseling services.

Optum San Diego

Phone: (888) 724-7240 | 24/7 Crisis Line. Confidential and free of charge, the San Diego Access & Crisis Line (ACL) offers immediate support and resources from an experienced counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on all behavioral health topics including: suicide prevention, crisis intervention, community resources, mental health referrals, alcohol and drug support services and more. Language interpreter services enable the ACL to assist in over 200 languages within seconds. Live Chat: Available Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm

Bay Area Community Services

Phone: 510-613-0330 | For decades, BACS has steadily grown throughout California to meet the rising needs of communities. As an historical agency with comprehensive expertise in behavioral health & housing solutions, it is our founding commitment to do “whatever it takes” to meet the needs of our community. We are determined to growing ethically, hiring locally & hiring people with lived experience, and bringing person-centered care to every community where we work. BACS provides innovative behavioral health and housing services for teens, adults, older adults, and their families across the Bay Area. We envision a world where all people are healthy, safe, and engaged in community wellness, with access to quality housing. Every year, BACS makes a difference in the lives of more than 14,500 people.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention 24-hour Crisis Line

Call the Crisis Line at 415-781-0500 | You can also send a text message to 415-200-2920. The mission of San Francisco Suicide Prevention is to provide emotional support, education, assistance, and intervention as necessary to all persons in crisis and those impacted by them, with the goal of reducing suicides and self-destructive behaviors.

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line offers confidential, free 24/7 support over SMS for any crisis you might be experiencing. Responses are from trained Crisis Counselors.