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Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County provides a 24-hour crisis hotline (1800-309-2131) for anyone in the county.  They reach out and offer support to people of all ages and backgrounds during times of crisis, work to prevent suicide of those who are actively suicidal, and offer hope and caring during times of hopelessness.

Are you in a crisis? Please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or go to

For Hearing and Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is for everyone. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text “COURAGE” to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide is one of the most frightening possible outcomes of mental illness. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) immediately. This is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour service available to anyone in need of help. Never ignore or underestimate remarks about suicide. Take them seriously, and make certain that the person in crisis is cared for. And if you think your friend is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone—stay there and call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project offers a 24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.  Call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1.866.488.7386).

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You Matter Young Adult Mental Health 

No matter if it doesn’t always feel like it.  You matter. And in moments when you feel like you just some support, there is help out there.  You Matter is a movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you—unique and real you—matter.

This site provides a one-stop access to U.S. Government mental health information.  Learn about mental health, what to look for, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help.

Active Minds

Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses. It is the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to raise mental health awareness among college students. The organization develops and supports student-run chapters on colleges and university campuses that promote a dialogue around issues of mental health and educate the entire student body about available resources in and around the campus community.

Half of Us

Did you know that depression affects about 19 million people in the United States ever year?  College students are especially at risk with half reporting that they have been so stressed that they couldn’t function during the past year.  The impact of mental illness is so devastating that suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24.  With so many people struggling, why is it still hard for us to talk about “mental health?”  When we can decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage students to seek help if they need it, we are changing and saving lives.  Explore Half of Us to view videos of others’ stories, find resources to deal with conditions and difficult situations, and find help.

Your Mind. Your Rights.

Your Mind Your Rights

Campus Mental Health: Know Your Rights is a guide for college and university students to your legal rights when seeking mental health services.  It also explains what you can expect in your interactions with mental health service provider and what obligations you might have.

Know the Signs

Know the Signs

Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources.

Reach Out

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Reach Out is an organization dedicated to educating young adults and teens on how to deal with tough issues and when seeking help is necessary.  While Reach Out does not provide counseling services, it provides a list of resources tailored to young adults.

Greater Good Science Center

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

The Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is a non-emergency resource for anyone in the Bay Area seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use.

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