If you or someone you know is in crisis, you have several options.
Call 911 or your local emergency number.
Call 877-727-4747 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) the Ventura County Suicide Prevention Center Crisis Line.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Press 1 to chat with someone. You can also send a text message to 838255 to get confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you have a speech or hearing impairment and have TTY equipment, call the Lifeline at 1-800-799-4TTY(4889).
Online Chat: 5 p.m.–1 a.m. EST (Monday through Friday) at:
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) says that if you have any of these feelings, get help! If someone you know has these symptoms, offer help!
- Can't stop the pain
- Can't think clearly
- Can't make decisions
- Can't see any way out
- Can't sleep, eat or work
- Can't get out of depression
- Can't make the sadness go away
- Can't see a future without pain
- Can't see themselves as worthwhile
- Can't get someone's attention
- Can't seem to get control
Get more information at Ventura County Behavioral Health's Suicide Prevention page.
This page is not a substitute for getting help directly. Use these resources to get help for yourself or a loved one.