Links to Resources

Aurora Charter Oak is a Jason Foundation Affiliate.  

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth. 

Contact Steve Jennings for more information about speakers and educational materials: 626-214-2029.

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MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HELPLINES

 Call (800) 854-7771 for the L.A. County Department of Mental Health 24/7 helpline. It's open 24/7.

 Text LA to 741-741 to reach a trained crisis counselor.

 Call 877-7-CRISIS or (877) 727-4747 for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline.

 Call (800) 273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It's open 24/7, and a live online chat option is available.  

      • en español: 1-888-628-9454
      • Hearing-impaired/Deaf: 1-800-799-4889

 Teen Line. It runs toll-free lines from 6-10 p.m. (800) TLC-TEEN or (800) 852-8336. Also (310) 855-HOPE or (310) 855-4673. You can also text TEEN to 839-863 between 6-9 p.m. to chat via text.

 California Youth Crisis Line. You can reach its 24-hour bilingual line at (800) 843-5200.

 The Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth. Call (866) 488-7386. The hotline is available 24/7.

 Remedy Live. Chat online 24/7 with a "SoulMedic." You can also text REMEDY to 494-949 for a text chat.

 Institute on Aging's 24/7 Friendship Line for people over 60 and adults with disabilities. Call (800) 971-0016. It describes itself as "both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls."

 Veterans Crisis Line. Call (800) 273-8255. You can also text a message to 838-255. This resource, operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, offers services to veterans and their families. 

 

Smartphone Apps

Click on the images to learn more about each of these smartphone apps. 

“A Friend Asks” is a 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. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone, you could help save a life.

The “A Friend Asks” App contains the following information:

  • warning signs of suicidal ideation
  • how to help a friend
  • how to get help now
  • what to do and what not to do

Watch this short video to learn more about the app: https://vimeo.com/427838209

 

A Friend Asks - Jason Foundation app Know Bullying app  Crisis Text LineMy Mental Health Crisis Plan appSuicide Safe App

 

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)

  • Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center - provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, youth and adults.
  • PFLAG - PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ.
  • The Trevor Project - Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. The Trevor HelpLine is 1-800-850-8078.

Mental Health Resources

  • 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

Older Adults

  • LA4Seniors– health and mental health resources for seniors in the Los Angeles metropolitan area

Parenting Resources

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.)

If you are looking for additional resources, please contact our Assessment Center at 800-654-2673. 

If you are looking for a speaker or presentation, please contact our Business Development Department at 626-859-5269.