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Crisis Support & Resources

If you're experiencing a psychiatric emergency,

please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room or urgent care facility.

24/7 Crisis Support

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Service Members and Veterans can press 1

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

Para apoyo de crisis en español, llame al

1-888-628-9454.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

Or text START to 88788

The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

1-866-488-7386​


National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-4673

 

LGBTQ+

TransLifeline Hotline

US: 877-565-8860
Can: 877-330-6366
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Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Call if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.

This hotline operates 24/7 but when call volumes are high, it may take a little longer to connect. They urge you to call back if you have trouble connecting initially.

When you call:

  • You'll speak to a trans/nonbinary peer operator

  • You'll receive full anonymity & confidentiality

  • They won't enact nonconsensual active rescue (calling 911, emergency services, or law enforcement)

The Trevor Project offers 24/7 support to LGBTQ youth from anywhere in the U.S. Calls, texts, and chats are 100% confidential and 100% free. If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. 
Call: 1-866-488-7386
Text: START to 678-678
Chat online

When you call: 

  • You'll be connected to a Trevor counselor who is understanding of LGBTQ issues and won’t judge you. Your conversation will be anonymous, and you can share as much or as little as you like.

  • If you end up waiting, try a calming exercise to help you breathe and focus. Or check out the LGBTQ Resource Center for helpful articles and information.

 

The Trevor Project also hosts an international community for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 which you can learn more about this community and sign up to start a conversation by visiting thetrevorproject.com/get-help/

Los Angeles LGBT Center offers programs, services, and global advocacy to the LA LGBTQ community that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, and Leadership and Advocacy. Visit their website to learn more or connect to services.

 

BIPOC

BlackLine® provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. Call BlackLine® prioritizes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). 1 (800) 604-5841.

BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective) is a national organization is dedicated to Black healing and wellness. BEAM offers online support groups, including Heart Space (emotional skills building space for Black folks to learn, support and grow in their own healing), North Star (peer support space for mental health and healing professionals) and Blake’s Place (for trans masculine, genderqueer and intersex masculine folks to connect, share and build community). Pay what you can up to $20.

Sisters Mentally Mobilized is a project of the Inglewood-based California Black Women’s Health Project that trains Black women to become mental health community advocates and launch mental health-focused support groups. The project aims to reduce mental health stigma, anxiety and isolation among Black women. Networks in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, (310) 412-1828.

Native American Health Center (NAHC) provides behavioral health care to community members in Northern California in need regardless of tribal affiliations or ethnicity. Their diverse team of experienced professionals provides individual psychotherapy and group treatment services that are guided by the community and best practices. They respect and support the unique beliefs and cultural traditions of their members.


Behavioral Health Crisis & 24/7 Confidential Support Lines

  • Alameda County (800) 309-2131

  • San Francisco (415) 781-0500

  • National (800) 273-8255

  • Crisis Text Line Text MYLIFE to 741741.

Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS) provides culturally sensitive counseling with expertise in Asian American Pacific Islander populations. Languages include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Spanish, Khmer and others. Therapy takes place in the office or at client’s home. Offices in Westchester, Long Beach and Van Nuys.

(310) 337-1550

Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 with the mission to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community. Since then, they have expanded to become a bilingual podcast and national directory to find a Latinx Therapist (98% of their directory are Spanish speakers). Latinx Therapy strives to provide culturally-grounded workshops and services to their community.  

 

Military Veterans

The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them, including friends and family members. Their support line is available 24/7, access is free, confidential, and you do not have to be enrolled in VA benefits or healthcare to call.

Phone: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

You can also simply dial 988 and press 1

Text: 838255 

When you call:

  • A caring, qualified responder will listen and provide support

  • Your call will be free and confidential, and you decide how much information to share

  • Responders will connect you with resources that can help when you're in distress

Wounded Warrior Project offers interactive programs, rehabilitative retreats, and professional services to veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of service so they can build resilience to help overcome mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and more. They also offer a free phone chat program that connects veterans, their spouses, and other family members with a dedicated and empathetic listener. This specialist will listen and provide guidance to set tangible goals and develop skills that lead to positive changes, like increased resiliency and improved psychological well-being.

Eating Disorders

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) understands that eating disorders are serious illnesses and not lifestyle choices. They support individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serve as a catalyst for prevention, healing, and access to quality care.

NEDA offers confidential assistance at their toll-free helpline: 1-800-931-2237

Helpline Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 11a-9p EST 

  • Friday: 11a-5p EST 

  • Closed most major holidays

  • Translation services are available on the phone

You can explore additional support resources at their online resource directory and they can provide referrals if you are engaging in high-risk eating disorder patterns such as purging, restricting, and other compensatory weight loss behaviors.

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need. This includes dedicated support for those struggling with eating disorders and body image. Text NEDA to 741741.

 
 

Substance Use

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free and confidential 24/7 phone service that offers treatment referrals and information (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Call: (800) 662-HELP (4357)

Sexual Assault

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and leading authority on sexual violence. They are a dynamic organization comprised of experts in victim services, public education, public policy, consulting services, and technology. Their team works together to provide best-in-class services for survivors, inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence.

Whether you’re looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, RAINN's trained support specialists are ready to help.

  • Talk to a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider:

  • Get support, information, advice, or a referral anywhere, anytime from your smartphone:

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Services include testing and treatment for STDs, prescribing of birth control and emergency contraception, and in-clinic abortions or abortions via pill. For support from Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in finding a health care center, call 1-800-230-PLAN.

 
 
 

COVID

TherapyAid provides free and low-cost, short-term psychotherapy for U.S. healthcare professionals and first responders. 

Health Services of Los Angeles can help you locate nearby COVID testing in LA.

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline helps individuals learn the warning signs of abuse, create a safety plan, and get access to healthcare, legal help, deaf services, and Native American services.

Their 24/7 hotline is free, confidential, and aimed at offering support in brainstorming healthy alternatives, de-escalating situations, and discussing how Battering Intervention and Prevention Programs may be able to help you.

The hotline may be experiencing high call/chat volume. Wait times to connect with their live advocates may be longer than 15 minutes. If you are looking for local providers and resources, please search their Get Help section.

  • Call: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

  • TTY: 1-800-787-3224

  • Test START to 88788

  • Chat live online

Learn about what to expect when you call.

**Always remember to keep your safety in mind when contacting The Hotline. Internet usage can be monitored and is impossible to erase completely. If you’re concerned your internet usage might be monitored, call the hotline at 800.799.SAFE (7233) rather than visiting their website.

 

General Support

OneDegree connects individuals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Northwest Detroit, Summit County Colorado, Gainsville Florida, and Southwest New Mexico with food, healthcare, housing, education, employment, legal help, and crisis support as well as support for Veterans, immigrants, and seniors.

Social Support Worksheet

This worksheet is designed to help individuals identify support people in their life, learn the differences between emotional, tangible, informational, and social support, and develop a plan to increase contact or ask for help.

The Hungry Feminine provides this information as a resource service only. To my knowledge, this listing includes people with the experience and skills to provide the services advertised at the time of publishing.

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