Get help with mental health issues

If you or a loved one are dealing with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, here are some organizations that offer help and hope.

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And this list will keep growing, so if you know of a resource we've missed, scroll to to the bottom of this page to make a suggestion.

If you're looking for help with bullying or teen mental health, click here for a list of resources.

Crisis Hotlines

Napa County: Mental Health Crisis Services
24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline: (707) 253-4711
Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-843-5200

Sonoma County Department of Health Services: Suicide Prevention
North Bay Suicide Prevention hotline is a toll-free, confidential 24/7 suicide prevention hotline (1-855-587-6373)
24 Hour Emergency Mental Health Hotline: (800) 746-8181.

Grief Resources for Children & Teens

Kara: Grief Support for Children, Teens, Families & Adults
Kara provides comprehensive grief support, crisis intervention and education to individuals and communities facing the difficult realities of grief and loss.
Call for services: (650) 321-5272

The Dougy Center: Help for Grieving Teens
The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. They offer peer support groups, education, and training.
Crisis Text Line: text CONNECTto 741741

Teen Grief: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One
Hospice of the Valley offers a booklet and online videos specifically created for teens and adults who care about them.
Call for services: (602) 530-6900

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students
A resource designed for educators with the information, insights, and practical advice they need to better understand and meet the needs of the millions of grieving kids in America's classrooms.
Call for services: 1-877-53-NCSCB (1-877-536-2722)

National Association of School Psychologists: Addressing Student Grief
NASP offers these facts and tips for youth coping with traumatic or unsettling times.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
NCSCB at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss. NCSCB offers crisis response, education and training, and advocacy and research.
Crisis Hotline: 1-877-53-NCSCB (1-877-536-2722)

UCSF Health: Bereavement Resources and Services
National and Bay Area grief support for children, teens, adults, and families.
Various phone numbers in list

National Alliance for Grieving Children: California Programs
NAGC raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.
This is a statewide directory of resources and camps

Local Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Sonoma County
WARMLINE (866-906-6264) Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

County Mental Health Plan Contact List
From the California Department of Health Care Services, look for your county to get a 1-800 service number to reach your local Mental Health Plan.

MHP Contact List - California Department of Health Care
County Mental Health Plan Phone Number(s) Alameda (and City of Berkeley) (800) 491-9099: Alpine (800) 318-8212: Amador (888) 310-6555: Butte (800) 334-6622

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
24-hour Crisis Line: 1-800-309-2131
Text SAFE TO 20121: Hours: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Support Groups contact Clinical Director: Devah DeFusco, LMFT 510-420-2475
Counseling Services Program: 1-800-260-0094

Family Service Agency of Marin: Suicide Prevention and Community Counseling
24/7 Suicide Hotline: (415) 499-1100
24/7 Grief Counseling: (415) 499-1195
To make an appointment call: (415) 491-5700
Email: fsa@fsamarin.org

Contra Costa Crisis Center
Crisis and Suicide: 800-833-2900
Crisis Text: text "HOPE" to 20121
M-F 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Grief: 800-837-1818

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
24- hour San Francisco Comprehensive Child Crisis Line: 415-970-3800
24-Hour Crisis Line: 415-781-0500 or 800-273-8255
Email: Youth@sfsuicide.org

Sonoma County Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: 1-800-746-8181

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The nation's only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. Phone: (415) 921-8850

Star Vista
Mental health services organization serving San Mateo County.
24/7 hotline: 650-579-0350
Text: "BAY" to 741741
Phone (650) 591-9623
Email: info@star-vista.org

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services
Phone: 1(800)704-0900
Suicide and Crisis Hotline 24/7: 1(855)278-4204

National Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Give An Hour
Develops national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Current services available for U.S. troops and families as well as those affected by a natural disaster or man-made trauma.

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
One of the nation's oldest and most highly regarded, academic-based organizations dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership and methodologies. They have multiple resources, facts sheets, and education and training programs

Out of the Darkness Walks
When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Walks, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives.

Click here for a look at other ways you can Take Action where you live.
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