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If you or someone you know is in a crisis and possibly in danger, the following resources can provide you with immediate help.

Emergency: 911
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging):
Crisis Text Line: Text "START" TO 741-741
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) 
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
Veterans Crisis Line:
Suicide Prevention Wiki:


The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 / 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Haven Hills - safety, shelter, & support from domestic violence (818) 887-6589
Alexandria House Transitional Residence (213) 381-2649

Alcoholics Anonymous: (800) 923-8722
Families Anonymous: (800) 736-9805

Child Abuse
Help Group: (818) 781-0360
Los Angeles County Child Abuse Hotline-24 hours: (800) 540-4000

American Red Cross, Los Angeles Chapter: (213) 739-5200

Domestic Violence
Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence: (818) 786-2079
- Operators in Spanish and English

Mental Health Information
L.A. County Department of Mental Health: (800) 854-7771

Sex Offender Information
USC Sex Offender Program: (323) 226-4942

Sexual Assault
SFV Trauma Crisis Hotline: (818) 886-0453

Substance Abuse
Families Anonymous: (800) 736-9805
Narcotics Anonymous: (800) TODAYNA

Suicide Intervention and Prevention Center-Los Angeles County:
(800) SUICIDE or (877) 727-4747

Information & websites on mental health topics:
additional links for both the general public, and for professionals.




Alcohol and Substance Abuse (Including 12 Step Philosophy)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alzheimer's Disease

American Psychological Association

American Red Cross

American Red Cross Los Angeles Chapter (provides disaster relief information)

Biofeedback Society of California

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Educates families, professionals, and the public about early onset bipolar disorders

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
A patient-directed organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorders. Offers local support groups.

Depressive and Manic Depressive Disorders

Eating Disorders


Learning Disabilities

Marijuana Abuse

Medline Plus
A federal Web site which provides a comprehensive medical dictionary and encyclopedia, up-to-date drug information, and interactive tutorials regarding various health conditions. (Sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health,

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Illness -
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Narcotics Abuse

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
A federal agency which provides information on alcoholism and recovery

National Institute of Drug Abuse
A federal agency which provides information on substance abuse and recovery

National Institutes of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association
A nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

PREVLINE/Prevention Online
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). This federal agency provides comprehensive prevention resources that can be used by families, employers, providers, and individuals. Materials are provided at no cost.

Schizophrenia and Depression -
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Suicide Prevention Center of Los Angeles