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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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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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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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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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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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Siskiyou County Crisis Service is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We support everyone 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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Founded in 1971, the Buckelew Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline has run 24/7 without disruption, helping tens of thousands of...


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Suicide Prevention of Yolo County is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We...


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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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If stress is impacting you, call a helpline in California, United States for free, confidential help

Most people feel stressed from time to time, but when everyday pressures become too much to bear, it can put a lot of strain on your mental wellbeing. If you notice any of the following negative experiences associated with stress, there are 50 hotlines in California, United States you can contact for support:

  • You easily forget things.
  • Rapid heartbeat and chest pain.
  • Relying on drugs or alcohol to relax or feel better.
  • Headaches or dizziness.
  • Being overly pessimistic or only focusing on the negative side of things.
  • High blood pressure and hypertension.
  • Pulling back from your loved ones.
  • Dry mouth and trouble swallowing anything.

When you're stressed out, it can feel like you're under immense pressure. Your emotions are heightened so you may be more short-tempered and irritable. You're also more likely to get upset over seemingly small things. It's normal to feel overwhelmed and that things are beyond your control.

Carrying all of your stress on your own can be a heavy burden to bear. Reaching out to a hotline counselor in California, United States can help lighten your load and bring you relief. A helpline counselor will listen to you with compassion and can help you find healthy ways to cope.

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


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