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


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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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The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) is operated by Optum and has offered San Diego County residents free,...


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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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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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Bill Wilson Center General Family Crisis Line provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over 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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Riverside County Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in...


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


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


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NAMI Santa Clara Warmline provides free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support everyone in California,...


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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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StarVista Crisis Center's 24/7 crisis hotline provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, nonjudgmental support, and...


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


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


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Friendship Line offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here for seniors in California,...


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Feeling anxious or worried? Contact a hotline in California, United States for free and confidential help

Many people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. Even though it may be different for each person, you aren't alone in feeling anxious. If you're struggling with anxiety or worry, or think you might be having a panic attack, there are 49 helplines in California, United States who can understand how you're feeling. The following are just some examples of anxiety symptoms:

  • Ruminating (spending a lot of time obsessing over things that are worrying you)
  • Trembling, sweating, or feeling clammy
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Increased heart rate
  • Feeling like you can't calm down
  • Struggling to concentrate or focus because you're distracted by worrying
  • Restlessness, fidgeting, or can't seem to sit still
  • Feeling like you're out of control

These are normal experiences for someone with anxiety. Sometimes you might experience them mildly. Other times your experience of anxiety might be so intense and overwhelming that you feel like you are going to die.

Anxiety can be complicated and difficult to cope with. The good news is there are people in California, United States who understand and can help you learn to manage it.

If you think you might need support with anxiety today, consider contacting a helpline in California, United States for free, confidential help.


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