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Suicide is a significant public health issue for people of all ages in Los Angeles County. Fortunately, there is help available when contemplating suicide or self-harm, or in other moments of crisis.
We encourage everyone to get connected with supportive mental health resources, get educated about warning signs and prevention strategies, and to get informed about the data.
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If you or someone you know is thinking about self-harm, suicide, or is experiencing a mental health crisis, please know that help is available. The following resources are available for both those who are in need of help for and for those are worried about someone else.
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24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotlines
Resources are available with experienced professionals who can lend a listening ear, answer questions related to suicide or self-harm, or make a connection to mental health support services.
Resource sharing and provider referrals throughout LA County Telephone:Dial 211 (24/7 English, Spanish & Additional Languages) Visit Chat/Website
CalHOPE Connect Warm Line
CA resource that offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive emotional support for all Californian's who may need support relating to COVID-19 Telephone:(833)317-HOPE(4673) (24/7 English | Espaņol) Visit Chat/Website
Resources for Specific Identities or Cultural Groups
Additional sources of support are available for groups or for individuals with unique identities. Some resources offer telephone or chat support while others offer referrals or online spaces for connection.
Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers
LA County Department of Mental Health led mental health center to meet the unique needs of Asian Pacific individuals, including immigrants and refugees Telephone: 213-252-2100 Visit Website
LA County Department of Mental Health Older Adult Services
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Native Americans and Alaskan Natives
Culturally specific resources and referrals for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives Visit Website
Resources Based in Los Angeles County
The resources below are additional sources of support that are available for individuals and groups. While some of these resources may offer telephone or chat support, they also offer provider referrals or online spaces for connection.
Los Angeles County Youth Suicide Prevention Project
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