View a complete List of Local, State, and National help lines, and local hospitals below. Click on the hotline logo to view the list.
SAFTY Help Line (Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth) • Ages 0-20 • 8am-8pm
Mobile crisis triage & hotline for all SB County youth
ACCESS Help Line • All ages • 24/7
SB County Mental Health Crisis Response • Triage team • Crisis intervention and consultation
Central Coast Hotline • All ages • 24/7
SB & SLO County crisis line provides resource information.
Call or text: 800-783-0607
Parenting Helpline • Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA)
Confidential support for parents and expert advice, including referrals to treatment services - in English and Spanish.
Mon and Fri: 1-4pm, Wed: 5-8pm
Lean On Me Text Line for students • UCSB
Supporters are volunteers who share your experiences and are excited to converse with you. They are your peers, as determined by the context of the hotline (UCSB hotline's supporters are all UCSB students.) While they are not formally licensed or certified, they do go through Supporter Training. We are not a suicide hotline, nor are we trained to deal with crisis-level situations. We’re just kind peers willing to listen and talk.
Call or Text: 805-874-5888
211 • All ages • 24/7
Connect to health and human services, disaster relief, housing, & public information. If you need assistance locating mental health resources, talking through a problem, or exploring mental health treatment options, call 211 to speak with a live person who can help. 211 conversations are confidential and can be made anonymously. Multiple languages.
Youth & Family Mental Health & Wellness Resource Directory
Online directory & community calendar. Find mental health services for youth, ages 0-25, and families in SB County.
LOCAL CRISIS RESOURCES
911 • SB Sheriff • 24/7
Get help from police, fire or emergency medical professionals. Sheriff & police, crisis intervention teams, and welfare checks.
Call: 911 • 805-683-2724 or 805-681-4231, Behavioral Sciences Unit
Domestic Violence Solutions • 24/7 Crisis Line
Provides counseling, information, referrals, and access to immediate shelter
STESA (Standing Together to End Sexual Assault)• 24/7 Hotline
Provides confidential crisis counseling
North County Rape Crisis Center
Trauma-informed services and presentations on sexual assault, child abuse, prevention and human trafficking.
Noah’s Anchorage • Ages 12-17 • 24/7
Crisis hotline & temporary youth shelter
Call: 805-963-8775 x-1401 or text: 805-698-6701
Child Welfare Services
Assessing and investigating allegations of child neglect or abuse, offering services to families to ensure child safety, and arranging placements and services for impacted children.
To report child neglect/abuse, Call: 800-367-0166
SB Response Network
Providing psychosocial support to individuals and families after a traumatic event or other emergencies.
Vista del Mar • Ages 12-17
Provides inpatient behavioral healthcare in Ventura for adolescents whose acute symptoms require a safe and therapeutic environment
Cottage Hospital • 24/7
Call: 805-569-8339 • 805-569-7210
Lompoc Valley Medical Center • 24/7
Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria • 24/7
988 - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline • 24/7
Call, text, or chat: 988 to be connected to trained counselors at the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Or Call: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line • 24/7
Connect with a volunteer crisis counselor
Text: HOME to 741 741
Teen "PEER" Line
Trained peer listeners available to provide support, resources and hope
Call: 800-852-8336 • 6-10pm
Text: TEEN to 839 863 • 6-9pm
Suicide prevention for LGBTQ+
Text: START to 678 678
Provides trans peer support - run by and for trans people
Resource for guidance and advice on suicide prevention
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) • 24/7
Treatment referral and information service (English and Spanish)
Call: 800-662-HELP (4357)
National Eating Disorders Association
Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for those struggling with an eating disorder
Call or Text: 800-931-2237, Mon-Thur, 8am-6pm, Friday 8am—2pm
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Call: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Text: START to 88788
California Youth Crisis • 24/7
Statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis
National Runaway Safeline • 24/7
Hotline for runaway and homeless youth
Call: 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
National Human Trafficking Hotline • 24/7
Confidential, National Hotline helping victims of human trafficking get critical support & services to stay safe
Child Welfare Services • child abuse/neglect reporting
California Family Urgent Response System (Cal-Furs) • 24/7
Offers peer counseling, statewide hotline, and mobile response teams to support current and former foster youth and caregivers.
Call or text: 833.939.3877
Veterans Crisis Line
Child Help USA • 24/7
National child abuse hotline
Call or text: 800-422-4453
CA Dept of Public Health • Crisis Hotlines