Community Resources and Help Lines

Help Lines

Suicide Prevention Center Crisis Line, in LA County: (877) 727-4747
National Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: (800) SUI-CIDE 784-2433

National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Provides unique crisis mediation program for parents contemplating abduction of their children, or who have already abducted their children and want to use Child Find Volunteer Family Mediators to resolve their custody dispute. 1-800-292-9688

Child Abuse National Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE, (800-252-2873)

Child Find of America:
Parents reporting lost children. 1-800-I-AM-LOST, (800-426-5678), 1-800-292-9688 (Parental abduction)

CHILDHELP USA® – National Child Abuse Hotline:
Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse and domestic violence issues. Gives referrals to local agencies offering counseling and other services related to child abuse, adult survivor issues, and domestic violence. Provides literature on child abuse in English and Spanish.
1-800-4-A-CHILD, (800-422-4453), 1-800-222-4453 (TDD)

Cocaine National Hotline: 1-800-COCAINE, (800-262-2463)

Covenant House:
Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. 1-800-999-9999
CyberTipline for reporting the exploitation of children: 1-800-843-5678

Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-252-8966

Friends of Battered Women and Their Children: 1-800-603-HELP, (800-603-4357)

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline:
Provides short-term intervention and counseling and refers callers to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues that impact children and families. Spanish-speaking operators are available. TDD capability.
1-800-448-3000, 1-800-448-1833 (TDD)

Parent and relative, concerned adults can call about mental health related problems – children and adolescents in crisis will be connected with a social worker for immediate help. 1-800-334-4KID, (800-334-4543)

Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc. 1-800-543-7283

NAMI Helpline National Alliance for the Mentally Ill:
Provides support, information, and referrals. 1-800-950-NAMI, (800-950-6264)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children. Offers assistance and training to law enforcement agents. Takes reports of sexually exploited children. Serves as the National Child Porn TipLine. Provides books and other publications on prevention and issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Ability to serve callers in over 140 languages. 1-800-THE-LOST, (800-843-5678), 1-800-826-7653 (TDD)

National Center for Victims of Crime: 1-800-FYI-CALL, (800-394-2255)

National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse: 1-800-CHILDREN, (800-244-5373)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE, (800-799-7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP, (800-662-4357)

National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Helpline:
Provides support services, help, and guidance to people struggling with eating disorders, their loved ones, and families. 1-800-931-2237

National Hopeline Network:
Sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology 1-800-SUICIDE, (800-784-2433)

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line:
Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder – for professionals and the general public.1-800-647-2642

National Mental Health Association:
Provides free information on specific disorders, referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of local mental health associations, and a Stigma Watch. 1-800-969-NMHA, (800-969-6642)

National Runaway Switchboard:
Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance information to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T Language Line. 1-800-621-4000, 1-800-621-0394 (TDD)

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: 1-800-227-8922

National Youth Crisis Hotline:
Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. 1-800-HIT-HOME, (800-448-4663)

Rape, Abuse, Incest National (RAIN) Network:
Connects caller to the nearest counseling center that provides counseling for rape, abuse, and incest victims.1-800-656-HOPE, (800-656-4673)

SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends): 1-800-DONT-CUT, (800-366-8288)

Public Mental Health

California Department of Mental Health
California’s public mental health system with services and information available to adults and children.
1-800-896-2512 (TTY)

California Network of Mental Health Clients
A peer-run advocacy organization for mental health consumers

Mental Health Association in California
Information and advocacy for people with mental health problems.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
An advocacy group for people with mental illness and their families
1-800-950-6264 (Spanish) (Spanish)

National Institute of Mental Health
Information and research on mental health treatments
1-866-615-6464 (Spanish)

Mental Health America
Information, advocacy, and referrals for adults and children
1-800-969-6642 (Spanish)
1-800-433-5959 (TTY)

Patients’ Rights and Advocacy

California Office of Patients’ Rights
Advocacy for patients hospitalized with mental illness

California Office of Privacy Protection
916-653-3815 (Fax)

National Institute of Mental Health
Information and research on mental health treatments
1-866-615-6464 (Spanish)

Mental Health America
Information, advocacy, and referrals for adults and children
1-800-969-6642 (Spanish)
1-800-433-5959 (TTY)

Protection & Advocacy
Information on the rights of people with mental health disabilities.
1-800-776-5746 (many languages)
1-800-719-5798 (TTY)

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal organization that offers legislative information, mental health services, addiction treatment, prevention, statistics and data, workplace resources and policy issues.
1-800-487-4889 (TTY)