|ACCESS Los Angeles County Hotline||Operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gate keeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and patient transport. Call 1-800-854-7771.|
|Addiction Resource ||A website that provides information on addiction treatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic|
|American Addiction Centers (AAC)||Due to social distancing, AAC will be hosting free virtual 12-step AA/NA support meetings throughout every week. These sessions will be based on traditional 12-step meetings, hosted by a person in recovery, and topics or meeting types will vary based on the group’s preference. At a time when drug overdose remains at an all-time high, we want to be an educational resource for those who may be struggling with substance abuse.|
|Anxiety and Depression Association of America||How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus|
|California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response||Resources for emotional support and well-being for youth and teens; veterans; first responders and law enforcement; older Californians; deaf and hard of hearing individuals; LGBTQ+ individuals. There is also information to help you find behavioral and mental health services.|
|California Parent & Youth Helpline||We are Open 8 am-8 pm, Monday – Sunday, to Talk by Phone or Text to Provide Emotional Support and Referrals for Parents and Youth in both English, Spanish and other languages. Call or Text 855-427-2736.|
|California Surgeon General’s Playbook||A top expert on trauma, California’s Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris offers advice for individuals and for those caring for children to get through this time. The California Surgeon General’s playbooks on stress relief share things you can do every day, at home, to help support your mental and physical health. Kids may show stress in different ways than you are used to. They are also more vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress. The playbooks talk about how to keep an eye out for stress in kids, and tools you can use to try to reduce it.|
|Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Click on the link for resources in helping you and your loved ones.|
|County of Los Angeles – COVID-19 ||COVID-19: Coping With Stress. When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation.|
Watch a helpful video from Dr. Jonathan Sherin, the Director of the Department of Mental Health on strategies to help cope during these difficult times and scroll through the webpage to learn some helpful tips to help you “self-care.”
|Crisis Text Line for LA Residents||Text “LA” to 741741 to text with a trained counselor for free|
|Disaster Distress Helpline||The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.|
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text TalkWithUs to 66746. TTY 1-800-846-8517.
Spanish Speakers: Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”. From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746.
|Each Mind Matters||Resources and Support for Those Coping with Abuse During COVID-19 “Stay at Home” Directive; Tips for Physical Distancing in a Multigenerational Home; Finding Support During Trying Times – Tips and Resources To Stay Connected; and more!|
|East Los Angeles Women’s Center – Crisis Hotline ||Call the crisis hotline at 800.585.6231 to talk to an advocate/counselor. Our crisis hotline is available 24 hrs/7 days a week. Call anytime, all calls are anonymous and confidential. Our crisis hotline will provide victims of violence who have nowhere to go, safety planning and support by providing: housing assistance and emergency housing.|
|Friendship Line||The Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls for people age 60 and over, and adults living with disabilities.|
Toll-free, 24-hour number: 1-800-971-0016
|Headspace||LA, we’re all going through the current crisis together. To help you weather this storm, Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time.|
Sign up to access meditations, as well as sleep and movement exercises, designed to help you care for your mind — all free through 2020.
|Kaiser Permanente||For Kaiser Permanente members: Everyone needs support for total health — mind, body, and spirit. These wellness apps can help you navigate life’s challenges, and make small changes to improve your sleep, mood, relationships, and more. It’s self-care made easy, designed to help you live well and thrive.|
|L.A. Care/ Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Centers||The L.A. Care/Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Centers have launched a series of on-demand virtual classes for anyone who wants to stay active, healthy and informed.|
– Fitness and Exercise Classes, such as Yoga and Zumba
– Nutrition and Healthy Cooking Classes
– Classes for Kids and Families
– The on-demand classes are free and available for anyone. Check out the Community Resource Center YouTube library – we are adding new classes every week!
|Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health||Provides resources for coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19). LA County residents may also download and use apps to practice self-care and support wellbeing on their mobile devices.|
Publications: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks; The Mental Health and Emotional Aspects of COVID-19; Overcoming the Isolation of Physical Distancing; Managing Fear of Work, Shopping, and Public Spaces; Develop Healthy Coping Mechanisms; Your Wellbeing on Your Terms.
|Los Angeles Department of Mental Health 24/7 Access Line||Call (800) 854-7771 for mental health support, resources and referrals.|
|Los Angeles Warmline||A confidential overnight telephone support service in English & Spanish for anyone in Southern California who is struggling with loneliness, anxiety, substance use, mental health concerns, or needs information about available mental health services. Call (855) 952-9276.|
|MedicareAdvantage.com||Senior Guide to Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for how seniors can stay healthy and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic|
|Mental Health America||A webpage for helping you find therapy services in your community|
|My3 App||Who are your 3? Is it your sister? Your therapist? Maybe even a neighbor down the street? Download MY3 to make sure that your 3 are there to help you when you need them most. Define your network and your plan to stay safe|
|National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)||NAMI released the NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones. The guide features FAQs on a variety of topics from managing anxiety and social isolation to accessing health care and medications.|
|National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline||The Deaf Hotline has advocates available 24/7 for crisis intervention, education, information and referrals for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled callers.|
Contact an advocate by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get help 24/7 by calling 1-855-812-1001 (Video Phone)
We offer advocacy through our online chat services, available every day 24/7/365.
|National Parent Helpline||Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.|
1-855- 4A PARENT
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday through Friday
10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST
|National Suicide Prevention Hotline||We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.|
Veterans: Press 1
|Project Return Peer Support Network||We are Los Angeles County’s first after-hours telephone line for individuals with mental health challenges and are staffed entirely by peers with lived experience. We are available to listen when traditional mental health services are closed.|
The Warm Line supporters can also provide referrals to services or organizations that are of interest, such as healthcare facilities, family planning agencies, shelters, self-help and support groups, and much more.
|PsychHub||With options for every audience, Psych Hub has the world’s largest online platform of digital education on mental health issues. Psych Hub’s free micro-video library hosts over 100 consumer-facing, animated videos focused on improving mental health literacy and reducing stigma about seeking care.|
|RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)||Free. Confidential. 24/7.|
Chat: Via hotline.rainn.org
|Refinery 29||A List Of Mental Health Resources Available For People Of Color|
|SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline||The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.|
|Share!||A list of online self-help support groups|
|StrongHearts Native Helpline||The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:|
-peer support and advocacy
-information and education about domestic violence and dating violence
-personalized safety planning
-referrals to Native or Tribal-based domestic violence service providers
|Teen Line||If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! Call, Text, or Email us. Check out “Ask TEEN LINE”, find resources in our Youth Yellow Pages, or join conversations with other teens on our message boards.|
|The Trevor Project||The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The Trevor Project offers programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.|
TrevorText: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
TrevorChat: Via thetrevorproject.org
|University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work||The SAFE-T (Supporting, Assessing, and Facilitating Engagement through Telehealth) Program at the|
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Telehealth Clinic provides free private confidential
online counseling via secure internet portal or phone. USC Telehealth uses user-friendly technology.
One-on-one technical assistance is available. This program will be available from June-August 2020.
|We Rise LA||Why We Rise is part of a national movement to transform the mental health care system. We demand that easy access to quality care be recognized as a civil right. Everyone deserves to be well.|