If you are having thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself or someone else, or you would like to report abuse, neglect or domestic violence, please use the following resources.
You can also call 911 / 988 (or another alternative below) or go to a local emergency room for mental health support for thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself or someone else.
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call / Text / Chat: 988
Old number: 800-273-TALK (8255)
(Old number still works)
Free Service - similar to 911 but for mental health emergencies
California Mental Health Line
The line is toll-free, and it will be staffed daily for most of the day.
The number is 1-855-845-7415. You can use it via telephone or instant messaging.
Mondays to Fridays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Crisis Support Text Line (USA)
Free 24/7 Support
PMRT: Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (Los Angeles County)
If there could be a need to go to hospital for thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else.
This team travels to you (your home, therapy office, school, etc) for a psychiatric evaluation.
Crisis hotline for LGBTQIA+ individuals
LGBT National Help Center
Various hotlines and support resources for LGBTQIA+ individuals
Peer support / Counseling / Crisis line for those experiencing systemic oppression from a LGBTQ+ Black Femme lens, prioritizes BIPOC callers
Adult Protective Services
Resources for at risk older and dependent adults, including older and dependent adult abuse and neglect reporting hotline.
Reporting Hotline: 1-833-401-0832
Department of Child and Family Services (Los Angeles County)
Support for children experiencing abuse and neglect. This is the resource to use to make a child abuse or neglect report.
Reporting Hotline: 800-540-4000
Note: You can call these numbers even if out of California / Los Angeles County in order to get local APS/CPS hotline numbers within the United States.
Don't Call The Police
Community alternatives to police intervention by city for needs like housing, mental health care, DV, etc.
Crisis Services including emergency mental health medication services (Visit an urgent care location for medication, urgent care locations are listed at the bottom of the location page)
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health Line and Other Mental Health Resources
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Support for those experiencing domestic violence
Website includes chat feature and quick exit button feature.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Helpline and Other Resources
For chat services and other information: