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


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


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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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Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY) Santa Barbara provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We...


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


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


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


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Get free support from a suicide hotline in California, United States

If you're struggling with thoughts of suicide, you are not alone. There are always people who can help. 54 free helplines are available in California, United States for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts. If you're feeling any of the following, reach out and talk to someone who understands and can help.

  • Thinking about killing yourself
  • Looking up information about how to kill yourself
  • Feeling like you don't deserve to go on
  • Feeling like there is no end in sight to the pain you're feeling
  • Fascination with the concept of death and dying
  • Feeling unwanted or like a burden to others
  • Feeling like your own health and wellbeing no longer matter
  • An unbearable amount of emotional pain that you can't imagine will ever go away

Feeling suicidal suggests that you're experiencing serious emotional distress. When you're flooded with strong negative emotions, it may seem like there are no solutions to your problems. Taking your life is not the way out, there are other ways to end the pain you're feeling.

You may be concerned that nobody will understand what you're going through, but helpline volunteers in California, United States are specially trained to offer support to people in an emotional crisis. There is no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings. Reaching out for help is what counts.

If you are having thoughts of suicide today, consider contacting a helpline in California, United States for free, confidential help.


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