Information & Referral
- Find mental health services through the LA County Department of Mental Health. 800-854-7771.
- Get information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County through 211 LA. Call 2-1-1 directly from your phone. If outside of LA County, dial (800) 339-6993 direct. Search for services via 211 LA.
- Connect someone to a crisis counselor 24/7 through the Suicide Prevention Hotline. 800-273-8255. Text “LA” to 741741.
- Get crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for (LGBTQ+) young people at The Trevor Project. 1-866-488-7386. Text “START” to 678678.
- Get support, information, advice, or a referral, from trained support specialists at the Sexual Assault Hotline. 800-656-HOPE (4673).
- Connect with the national crisis hotline and online service for runaway and homeless youth at the National Runaway Safeline. 1-800-786-2929. Email.
- The Soldiers Project provides free, confidential and unlimited mental health services for Post 9/11 Veterans, active duty service members and their loved ones. (877) 576-5343.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) offers free education programs, support, and guidance for those with mental illnesses.
Tools for You
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers tools and tips to recognize the signs and how to help loved ones.
- Know the Signs provides tools and tips to recognize the signs of mental illness and how to help loved ones.
- Seize the Awkward gives tools and tips to help teens support their friends who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
- Learn the warning signs of suicide for LGBTQ+ young people through The Trevor Project.
- Bring Change to Mind aims to end stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
- Active Minds provides a variety of resources to help change the conversation about mental health.
- Understand the signs and symptoms of mental health issues.
- Get help having a difficult conversation about mental health via the V-A-R (Validate – Appreciate – Refer) method.