Crisis Hotlines

Quick Reference

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Contra Costa Crisis Center Crisis and Suicide Hotline - 800-833-2900

California Youth Crisis Hotline - (800) 843-5200 (call or text)

Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ Youth) - 866-488-7386

Bay Area Women Against Rape - (510) 845-7273

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

International Crisis Hotlines - Befrienders.org to access crisis lines outside US

Complete List of Resources

All hotlines are available 24/7 unless otherwise noted

Crisis and Suicide Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

    • In Spanish - 888-628-9454

    • TTY - 800-799-4889

  • Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

    • For young people of color - you can also text STEVE to 741741

This is a partnership between The Steve Fund and Crisis Text Line.
  • Trevor Project Lifeline - 866-488-7386

24 hour national suicide hotline for LGBTQIA+ youth.
  • Trans Lifeline - 877-565-8860

  • Contra Costa Crisis Center Crisis/Suicide Hotline - 800-833-2900

  • Alameda County Crisis Support Line - 800-309-2131 or text “SAFE” to 839863

  • California Youth Crisis Hotline - (800) 843-5200 (call or text)

  • International Support at Befrienders.org - a full directory of international crisis hotlines (organized by country) available here


Mobile Crisis (on-site crisis support)


  • Contra Costa County Youth Mobile Crisis - 877-441-1089

    • Adult Mobile Crisis - 833-443-2672

  • Oakland Mobile Crisis - 800-491-9099

Accessible by calling Alameda County ACCESS line (number listed above). Service for residents of Alameda County who do NOT live in Berkeley/Albany (see below).
  • Berkeley/Albany Mental Health Crisis Line - 510-981-5244

Operates M-F 11:30 am- 4 pm. For Berkeley and Albany residents of Alameda County.

Sexual and Domestic Violence

  • Bay Area Women Against Rape - 510-845-7273

24 hour rape crisis hotline. Berkeley based.
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline - 866-331-9474

24 hour national hotline
  • La Casa De Las Madres

24 hour domestic violence hotline. La Casa also provides access to emergency shelter 24 hours/day. San Francisco based. Teen specific, adult, and text hotlines available:
    • Teen hotline - 877-923-0700

    • Text hotline - 415-200-3575

    • Adult hotline - 877-503-1850

  • National Runaway Safeline - 1-800-786-2929


Other Hotlines

  • TALK Line - 415-441-5437

24 hour parenting support line for Bay Area.
  • Contra Costa County Crisis Center Grief Hotline - 800-837-1818

  • Disaster Distress Hotline - 800-985-5990

National hotline providing support related to natural or human caused disaster