Mental Health Crisis Helplines
- L.A. County Department of Mental Health: (800) 854-7771 – 24/7 support.
- Crisis Text Line: Text LA to 741-741 to reach a trained crisis counselor
- Crisis Text Line ofrece asesoramiento gratuito en caso de crisis a través de mensajes de texto en español, enviar mensaje de texto HOLA al 741741.
- Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline: 877-7-CRISIS or (877) 727-4747
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 – 24/7 Support.
- en español: 1-888-628-9454
- Hearing-impaired/Deaf: 1-800-799-4889
- Teen Crisis Line: (800) TLC-TEEN or (800) 852-8336 – 6-10 p.m (Toll-free)
- Teen Crisis Text Line: Text TEEN to 839-863 – 6-9 p.m
- California Youth Crisis Line: 800) 843-5200 24/7 Support (bilingual)
- LGBTQ Youth (The Trevor Project): 866) 488-7386 – 24/7 support.
- Online Chat Support (Remedy Live): Chat online with a “SoulMedic” – 24/7 support.
- Text Messaging Support (Remedy Live): Text REMEDY to 494-949
- Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line: People over 60 and adults with disabilities: (800) 971-0016
- Crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls
- Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255. Operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs and offers services to veterans and their families.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Online chat
- A Friend Asks (Jason Foundation: Free smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Learn more https://vimeo.com/427838209
- The “A Friend Asks” App contains warning signs of suicidal ideation, how to help a friend, how to get help now, what to do and what not to do
- Suicide Safe Mobile App: For individuals at risk of suicide, primary and behavioral health care settings provide unique opportunities to connect with the health care system and access effective treatment.
12-Step Support Groups
Substance Use/Chemical Dependency
- AddictionResource – Volunteer-run organization dedicated to guiding people through every step of the addiction treatment and recovery process.
- Alcohol Rehab & Recovery – Devoted to providing free support and resources for people who are fighting alcohol addiction and their loved ones.
- Alcohol Rehab Help – If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction, this site will help guide you as you consider various treatment resources.
- HelpGuide.org – Several helpful articles about substance abuse and addiction are available on this website, in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.
- Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Service Hotline (SASH) – Call (888) 804-7500. Screening and referrals 24-hours per day and 7 days per week for Medi-Cal and other county funded programs.
- Start Your Recovery – Our goal is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, conditions, treatment options, and resources.
- The Sober Living Network – Over 25,000 men and women in Southern California find safety and support in the Network’s quality sober living homes each year.
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual)
- LGBTQ+ Resources – a comprehensive list of resources updated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Mental Health Resources
- ACCESS Center – Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24/7 Mental Health Hotline (800) 854-7771
- American Psychiatric Association – includes “Let’s Talk Facts” brochures and other resources.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America – a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and related disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
- Bipolar Disorder Organization – our mission is to help people affected directly or indirectly by Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety live better lives.
- Columbia Lighthouse Project – the Columbia Lighthouse Project’s mission is to light the way to ending suicide. Download the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale, a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask.
- Crisis Text Line – provides emotional support and information for young people. Text 741741 anywhere, anytime.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
- Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline – 877-7-CRISIS or 877-727-4747
- Disaster Distress Helpline – dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or man-made disaster.
- Freedom From Fear – the mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.
- HelpGuide.org – several helpful articles about mental health are available on this website, in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.
- Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health – includes 24/7 Crisis Line (800-854-7771) and many services available for specific age groups throughout Los Angeles County.
- Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health) – search for articles about a wide variety of mental health and other health topics.
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – local NAMI chapters provide educational resources and support. Aurora Charter Oak has hosted NAMI “Family-to-Family” education classes and “NAMI in the Lobby.”
- National Institute of Mental Health – NIMH now has a faster, more powerful search engine that connects web visitors with vital mental health information.
- Mental Health America – the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.
- National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse – fosters peer empowerment through website, up-to-date news, a directory of peer-driven services, electronic and printed publications, training packages, and consultation.
- National Resource Center for ADHD – provides information on this disorder which affects how millions of children and adults function on a daily basis.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-TALK (8255) or 888-628-9454 (En Espanol)
- SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration – includes many free publications and news about behavioral health
- The L.A. Warmline – 855-952-9276 confidential overnight telephone support service for anyone in crisis or needing information about mental health services: 10 pm – 6 am
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health – mental health information and resources for Veterans and their families
- Veterans Crisis Line – connects Veterans in crisis, families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text
- World Federation for Mental Health – the mission of the World Federation for Mental Health is to promote the advancement of mental health awareness, prevention of mental disorders, advocacy, and best practice recovery focused interventions
- LA4Seniors– health and mental health resources for seniors in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – includes Facts for Families, definitions of major mental disorders in easily understandable language, and several other helpful resources
- Parents’ Guide to Understanding and Coping with ADHD – National Resource Center on ADHD
- National Parent Helpline – the National Parent Helpline offers trained Helpline Advocates to provide emotional support and links to services
Youth Suicide Prevention and Education Jason Foundation
- The Jason Foundation – providing students, parents and teachers the tools and resources to help identify and help at-risk youth. (Aurora Charter Oak Hospital is a Jason Foundation affiliate.)
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