24-Hour Crisis Lines
Do you feel alone? Overwhelmed? Have you had thoughts of suicide?
You are NOT alone. We are here to help and we are here 24:7.
The Crisis Center is staffed 24:7 and answers all crisis calls in our county, all 211 Information and Referral calls, and all afterhours calls to our county’s Child and Adult Protective Services. We answer all local calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK and 800-SUICIDE), as well as calls to the Lifeline’s Spanish-speaking suicide hotline (888-628-9454).
The Crisis Center meets the “gold seal” standard of service as it is nationally certified by the American Association of Suicidology and staff are regularly trained and certified as crisis counselors. We collaborate with other crisis lines throughout the state and have participated in a number of national projects such as the Columbia University hospitalization follow-up call program and the Veteran’s Administration overflow crisis support service program.
There is a myth that people who talk about suicide won’t really do it. This is wrong. Before attempting suicide, many people make direct statements about their intention to end their lives or less direct comments about how they might as well be dead or that their friends and family will be better off without them. Any reference to suicide should be taken seriously.
A person who has tried to kill him/herself is especially at risk, even if previous attempts did not appear serious. Unless they are helped, they may try again and it could be fatal. For more information, go to:
- Helping a Suicidal Person
- Reporting on Suicide
- Suicide myths and facts
- Suicide warning signs
- Youth and senior suicide
Information on other issues
To view monthly and fiscal year-to-date statistics for our crisis lines, click here.