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Founded in 1971, the Buckelew Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline has run 24/7 without disruption, helping tens of thousands of...


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California Youth Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We...


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Contra Costa Crisis Center provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS). We help everyone in...


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Crisis Support Service of Alameda County offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and text message...


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The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) has been serving the people of San Diego County since 1997. It receives thousands of...


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Every day in San Diego County, current and former service members and their families deal with the complex maze of issues that...


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Inland SoCal Crisis Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in Inland...


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ASK Teen Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help youth in California,...


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Placer County Koinonia Family Services Hotline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist...


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Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We...


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Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Redwood Community Crisis Services is the sole provider of emergency crisis response in...


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El Dorado County Behavioral Health Division (South Lake Tahoe) offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We help...


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Siskiyou County Crisis Service is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We support everyone in...


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Community Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone in California,...


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Contact Cares offers confidential help lines for individuals of all ages. Trained volunteers provide supportive listening,...


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Community Action Marin Warmline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to help everyone in...


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Ever wish you had someone to talk to? Someone who is supportive, caring and non-judgmental? Someone who is understanding and...


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SafeHouse Denver is the only agency in the city and county of Denver that provides a full continuum of care to men, women,...


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Behavioral Health Crisis Lines is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We exist...


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West Sacramento Allied Services For Kids (ASK) provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We help...


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Davis Allied Services For Kids (ASK) offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help youth, parents in...


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24-hour crisis line for teens and families in crisis. Confidential telephone counseling and referral information is provided...


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SLO Hotline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We support everyone in...


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NAMI Santa Clara Helpline serves as a resource center for anyone seeking mental health-related information or support. Our...


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Marin County Buckelew Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone....


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New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support everyone, people...


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Contact a hotline in California, United States to get advice on how to support someone you're worried about.

Mental health problems affect about 13% of the global population. When it seems like a loved one is battling with their mental health, you might be struggling yourself to know how to support them. If you notice these signs in someone you care about, reach out for advice from one of 30 hotlines in California, United States.

  • They always seems to be down or in a low mood.
  • They are easily startled.
  • They don’t seem to be keeping up with their daily responsibilities.
  • They have harmed themselves.
  • They seem irritable and their moods are unpredictable.
  • They have become more withdrawn.
  • They are struggling at school or work.
  • You don’t hear from for days or weeks, when you used to hear from them often.

When someone you love opens up to you about difficult thoughts and feelings, not knowing how to respond is very normal. Yet it can make you feel helpless and cause you distress. Fortunately, there are lots of simple ways you can show your support.

If you're worried about a loved one's mental health and you're not sure what to do, help is available. You can contact a hotline in California, United States and get support from a volunteer who cares. A helpline volunteer can guide you in how to help a loved one who is struggling.


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