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


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


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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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Are you finding days at school or work stressful or difficult? Get free help from a hotline in California, United States.

School and work are realities that few of us can avoid. When problems there become unbearable, it's easy to feel like you are somehow to blame. We are all unique. What’s easy for some may be trickier for others. There are 34 helplines in California, United States to reach to for support if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Feel stressed and overwhelmed by the quantity or content of homework, tasks, assignments and projects.
  • Avoid interacting or working on tasks by withdrawing, sleeping or hiding in the rest room.
  • Experience intense shyness, anxiety and low self-esteem when interacting on tasks with others.
  • Feel so unhappy attending that you regularly find ways to avoid school, classes or work.
  • Don’t trust your peers, teachers or colleagues and feel victimised by their words and actions.
  • Feel self conscious and somehow inferior to others around you at school or work.
  • Pretend that you are sick, nauseous or hurt so that you can avoid attending.
  • Struggle to follow lessons or tasks that those around you appear to find easy.

Interacting with peers and colleagues can be challenging. You may have trouble expressing yourself, saying the right things, or fitting into groups, but you are not alone. Your challenges at school or work may also stem from pressure or heavy workloads, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, and more.

When negative feelings about school or work start impacting your ability to thrive, it might be time to speak to someone. You have the potential to find your voice and succeed, but sometimes you can only do this with support and understanding. Consider contacting a helpline in California, United States for free, confidential help.


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