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What is a crisis anyway?

Anytime you are feeling misunderstood or overwhelmed and needing to talk to someone about what’s happening, especially before you run away or cause harm to yourselves or others. Crisis can affect anyone at any time. The need for emotional support or other assistance is something most individuals encounter at some point in their lives A crisis hotline is a phone number people can call to get immediate emergency telephone counseling, usually by trained volunteers.

National Runaway Safeline (NRS) 1-800-RUNAWAY (800) 621-4000 or (800) 786-2929 www.1800runaway.org

This is a 24-hour hotline for runaway and homeless youth and their families, providing crisis intervention, information and referrals If you are considering running away you can call and have someone listening to you in a non judgmental way. Spanish speaking staff available.

California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) (800) 843-5200 https://calyouth.org/ca-youth-crisis-line/

This 24-hour crisis line is a statewide emergency response system for youth ages 12-24 and families in crisis. They provide intervention, counseling, and phone connection to service providers and information and referrals. Spanish speaking staff available. Translation services are available for multiple languages.

Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline (310) 391-1253

This is a suicide and crisis hotline. They provide crisis intervention and referrals.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8225) press 1 for Veteran Crises Line (888) 628-9454 (Spanish Line) (800) 799-4889 TTY Deaf and hard of hearing Text message 838255 Chat available www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

This is a 24-hour suicide prevention service available to anyone in a suicidal crisis or distress. If you need help, please call and you will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. The call is free and confidential. If you are hard of hearing, you can chat with a Lifeline counselor 24/7 by clicking the Chat button on their website.

Trevor Project (800) 850-8078 (866)488-7386 TrevorLifeline 24/7 TrevorChat online Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 www.thetrevorhelpline.org

24-hour suicide and crisis prevention helpline for LGBT youth (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender /transsexual people) and young people in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk. TrevorChat is a free, confidential and secure instant messaging service. Available 7 Days A Week, (3pm–10pm ET / Noon–7pm PT). The chat wait can vary from few minutes up to a half hour. If you need to speak to someone sooner, please call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866488-7386.

Bullying Advocacy Hotline 1-844-256-0735

24/7 live counseling by phone. Resources and referrals for students, parents, and educators.

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR? CALL 2-1-1 An operator can assist you with information on health-related referrals, social services, municipal services and more.

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