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Youth Hotlines

Crisis Lines

  •  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

   1-800-TALK (273-8255)

   Español: 1-888-628-9454

   TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (779-4889)

  • The Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)          1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)

  • Crisis Text Line (anywhere in the USA) Text “youth” to 741741 to reach a trained counselor

  • Love is Respect (Partner Abuse)           1-800-331-9474
    Text “loveis” to 22522
    TTY: 1-866-331-8453

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Launched on July 16, 2022)
    A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7 

  • California Youth Crisis Line       1-800-843-5200 (THE 5200)

  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)       1-800-656-HOPE (656-4673)

  • National Child Abuse Hotline            1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

  • National Runaway Safeline            1-800- RUN-AWAY (786-2929)

  • Boys Town National Hotline     1-800-448-3000

  • Your Life Your Voice                           1-800-448-3000                     (preteens, teens and young adults)

          Text “voice” to 20121

  • Helping Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Assault

Help Lines

  • Teen Line 1-800-TLC-TEEN      (852-8336)
    A teen-to-teen confidential helpline open from 6-10 pm every night
    Text "teen" to 839863

  • NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)                                                               1-800-950-NAMI (950-6264)
    Helpline Information, referrals and support available from M-F, 7 am to 3 pm (West coast time) If you are in crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741

  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline           1-800-831-2237
    Available M-Th 6am-6pm, F 6am-2pm (West coast time)
    If you are in crisis, text “NEDA” to 741741

Online Sites & Support Communites

  • Mood Journal Mobile App – download this animated app, track your moods, journal, get tips, and access free professional counseling

  • Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP)
    Operated by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness by dispatching homeless outreach teams throughout Los Angeles County.

  • To Write Love on Her Arm
    At the TWLOHA blog, you will find stories of hope and help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

  • Family Urgent Response System (FURS)– call or text 1-833-939-FURS (3877) or visit CAL-FURS.ORG
    FURS is a free 24/7/365 hotline for current or former foster youth (up to age 21) and their caregivers to receive phone, text, chat and/or in-person support when needed for any issues, big or small.

  • Online Teen Legal Guide to Sex, Pregnancy, and Parenting
    Let the National Center for Youth Law help you find answers to legal questions for teens, including teens in foster care and legal, social and health services near you.

  • 211 LA County: Dial 2-1-1 within Los Angeles County
    211 LA County is the hub for all types of health, human and social services in Los Angeles County, providing callers with information and referrals to the services that best meet their needs.

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