MHALA’s Resources page is not meant as medical advice or to replace consultation with a mental health professional. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
For a Crisis or Immediate Help
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those experiencing a mental health crisis.
Call or text 988 or use the chat function on https://988lifeline.org/
Crisis Text Line
A trained crisis counselor is available anytime from anywhere in the United States.
Text HOME to 741741 or chat online at www.crisistextline.org/
CA Coalition for Youth’s CA Youth Crisis Line
This statewide emergency response system is for Californians 12 to 24. Text, call, or chat online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(800) 843-5200 or calyouth.org/cycl/
National Domestic Violence Hotline
For victims and survivors who need help and support.
(800) 799-7233 or (800) 799-7233 for TTY; www.thehotline.org
If you are not able to speak safely, you can chat online or text LOVEIS to 22522.
National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
(800) 656-HOPE (4673) or hotline.rainn.org/online
Español: (800) 656-4673 o hotline.rainn.org/es
The Trevor Project
The largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization includes a 24/7 mental health hotline.
(866) 488-7386 or www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/
To join their online community visit www.thetrevorproject.org/visit-trevorspace/
Veterans Crisis Line
Available 24/7 for Veterans in crisis.
(800) 273-8255, press 1, text 838255 or www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Warmlines for Early Intervention and Emotional Support
For people in Southern California struggling with loneliness, substance use or other mental health needs. Services are available in English and Spanish. Warmline 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(800) 854-7771 or www.211la.org
Reach out for emotional support or someone to talk to.
1-855-845-7415 or chat online www.mentalhealthsf.org/peer-run-warmline/
Project Return Peer Support Network
Originally part of Mental Health America of Los Angeles, PRPSN was the first peer mental health program in California and is staffed with individuals with lived experience.
Warmline: Monday through Friday 2:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. // Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(888) 448-9777 or prpsn.org/
Español: (888) 448-4055
Culturally Competent and Gender Identity-Specific Resources
Asian Mental Health Collective
Making mental health approachable and accessible to Asian communities.
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
A collective of advocates and professionals committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
Therapy for Black Girls
An online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
Indian Health Service
We R Native
A comprehensive health resource for Native American youth, by Native youth.
Text “NATIVE” to 97779 or www.wernative.org/
Therapy For Latinx
Connecting the Latinx community with mental health professionals.
Provides trans peer support.
(877) 565-8860 or translifeline.org/
Additional Resources, Support and Education
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The DBSA City of Angels Chapter offers a weekly peer-run support group.
Mind-1-1 is an online directory with mental health resources.
NAMI Urban Los Angeles
Urban LA affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
(323) 294-7814 or www.namiurbanla.org
United Way’s 211
Assistance getting food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, and more.
Dial 211 or www.211.org/