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California Mental Health Resources for Children

Hello California!  For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, find mental and behavioral health resources and other information below close to you. While these resources are general, the best resource is your family’s medical provider.

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines

  • Call 1-800-273-8255

California Youth Crisis Line

Mental Health Hotlines

NAMI California

California Mental Health Helpline

SAMHSA National Helpline

Child Abuse

California Department of Social Services

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

ANAD Hotline

Domestic Abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224

National Teen Dating Hotline

  • 1-866-331-9474

National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • 1-800-656-4673

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

W.O.M.A.N. Inc

Parent Hotlines/Resources

  • 1-855-427-2736


Autism Society of America

Autism Speaks

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Autism Information Center

Family Resource Centers Network of California

Kaiser Permanente Autism Parent Handbook

Adolescent Resources

Teen Crisis Line

LGBT Resources

The Trevor Lifeline

LGBT Youthline

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Youth Hotline

Youth Talkline

Communities United Against Violence

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