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GCC Library's Guide to Mental Health Resources

Crisis and Support

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.


Other Mental Health Resources

The crisis lines and support groups listed below originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times article, "Use These Mental Health Resources to Help Yourself — or Anyone Else." Some are focused on specific groups, while others offer outreach to the general population.

Crisis Lines

  • BlackLine: Provides a space for peer support, counseling and affirming the experiences of those affected by systematic oppression, through an LGBTQ+ Black femme lens. 24/7. (800) 604-5841.

  • CalHope Redline: Phone, chat and video chat service providing trauma-informed support for urban Indian and tribal populations. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (888) 368-4090.

  • The California Peer-Run Warm Line: Non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking mental and emotional support. 24/7. (855) 845-7415.

  • East Los Angeles Women’s Center: Bilingual crisis hotline for people of all genders who have experienced sexual violence. 24/7. (800) 585-6231. 

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) operates this hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. 24/7. (800) 656-4673.

  • Trans Lifeline: Organization led by transgender people that connects trans people to the community, support and resources they need to thrive. 24/7. (877) 565-8860.

  • Veterans Crisis LineTrained volunteers available to support veterans in crisis or those concerned about a veteran. 24/7. 988, then press 1.

Support Groups

  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services: Counseling and substance-abuse services to those in need, regardless of ability to pay. 11 sites throughout Southern California.

  • Islah LA: Inner-city community center founded by Muslim Americans to serve South Los Angeles. Offers free individual and family counseling, particularly for those going through a crisis. 
  • Jewish Family Service of Los AngelesCounseling for all adults, children and families. Offered in Russian, Hebrew, Farsi and Spanish.
  • Korean American Family Services: Individual, couple, family, and group counseling to Korean American adults and children. Clinicians are bilingual and bicultural and work with clients on personal conflicts, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and other life challenges. 
  • Los Angeles LGBT CenterTherapy for adults, couples, families. Coming-out support, substance-abuse help, transgender support and empowerment, and many other groups. 

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