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Help for Students in Crisis

Resources for addressing mental health and wellness while school sites are closed.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255); If you are in crisis, please click here, or call 911

Crisis Lines

  • Teen & Youth Help Hotline External link opens in new window or tab. Teenage Advice, Crisis & Depression Helpline
    Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? We're here to help!

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline External link opens in new window or tab. 1-800-273-8255
    The 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It provides Spanish-speaking counselors, as well as options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
    • Línea de Vida Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio ofrece servicios gratuitos en español para alguien que está en crisis o necesita ayuda llame al 1-888-628-9454
    • Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

  • The Crisis Text Line External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Crisis Text Line is the only 24/7, nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline. The Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME to 741-741.
  • The Veterans Crisis Line External link opens in new window or tab.
    The 24-hour, toll-free, confidential hotline provides phone, webchat, and text options available to military veterans in crisis and their families and friends.  It provides options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
    • Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text to 838255.

  • The Trevor Project External link opens in new window or tab.
    The nationwide organization provides a 24-hour phone hotline, as well as limited-hour webchat and text options, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
    • The Trevor Lifeline is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. Call 1-866-488-7386 24/7
    • Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor Counselor 24/7
    • Confidential text messaging with a Trevor Counselor 24/7 Text START to 678678
    • TrevorText can be reached by texting TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (available M-F from 3PM to 10PM ET).

  • The Trans Lifeline External link opens in new window or tab. 1-877-565-8860
    The Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. It provides crisis intervention hotlines, staffed by transgender individuals, for trans and questioning callers.

Additional Resources

For Mental Health Providers

For Providing Virtual Mental Health Services

For Families

For Youth

  • Mental Health Teen Guide External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

  • LGBT Youth Fact Sheet External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

  • GritX External link opens in new window or tab. is an online platform that provides high levels of mental health care, so youth and young adults can thrive, connect, and find resilience and share their own stories, in their own way. The activities help participants get through, get back to, or maintain different emotions.

  • Please Pass the Love External link opens in new window or tab., through its Storms Don't Last Forever #SDLF campaign, has created free weekly age-appropriate online programs your youth, families, school staff, mental health providers, and anyone who works with children! In addition, Please Pass the Love compiled resources for school systems, educators, telehealth, and more.
Questions: Monica Nepomuceno | mnepomuceno@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-2212 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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