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Know someone who is severely depressed or suicidal? Did you know that there is crisis help available via text?

Hotline: 800-783-0607

Text 741741 to text a counselor anytime 24/7.


¿Conoces a alguien que esté gravemente deprimido o tenga tendencias suicidas?
¿Sabía que hay ayuda de crisis disponible a través de mensajes de texto?

Línea Directa: 800-783-0607

Envía un mensaje de texto al 741741 para enviar un mensaje de texto con un consejero en cualquier momento las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana.

If you suspect someone you care about is considering suicide, please let someone know.  If it is a PRJUSD student, you can always reach out to the student’s school counselor or Student Services at 805-769-1000.
Si sospecha que alguien que le importa está considerando suicidarse, infórmeselo a alguien. Si es un estudiante del PRJUSD, siempre puede comunicarse con el consejero escolar del estudiante o con Servicios Estudiantiles al 805-769-1000.
Journey of Hope: Suicide Prevention Forum
Journey of Hope, an inspiring and educational mental wellness forum is an annual event that takes place in the winter in Pismo Beach, CA. A community forum on living mentally well, the event offers an opportunity to interact with mental health and community leaders, learn about local resources, and best of all, celebrate hope. This is a free event, open to the public. Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered. Past keynote speakers include Kevin Hines, Author Jay Asher, TEDx presenter Jennifer Storm, and Kevin Briggs. This free event is offered by the Transitions-Mental Health Association. Contact Elissa Feld at 805-540-6534 or [email protected] for more information.

Other resources:

SLO Hotline: 1-800-783-0607
This Hotline is for emotional and mental health support as well as a suicide prevention and mental health crisis line that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Confidential telephone services are always available for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress through this program. SLO Hotline is also available to answer non-emergency calls from anyone in need of emotional or mental health information or referrals. Services are available in Spanish. Contact Mike Bossenberry, Program Coordinator for SLO Hotline at 805-540-6541 or mb[email protected] for more information.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial/Text 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
San Luis Obispo Mobile Crisis Services: 800.838.1381
FOR IMMEDIATE HELP FROM MOBILE CRISIS SERVICES, CALL: 1-800-838-1381 (24 hours/7 days a week) Mobile Crisis Services performs a community "triage function" acting as a point of entry for people into various service systems. Crisis workers perform thorough assessments and make referrals helping people secure needed resources. This ensures that people utilize the right service specific to their problem rather than accessing more expensive or inappropriate services. Mobile Crisis Services closely consults with and collaborates with other service providers, i.e., hospitals, police, ambulance services, safe shelters, mental health services, and other community services. Effective crisis intervention prevents situations from escalating to the point where there are limited options and unnecessary hospital admissions. The point of a crisis is the time (and for many, the only time) that people will accept help to resolve their problems. Crisis workers have the flexibility of helping someone in the office, by telephone, or by attending in the community to the place of crisis. Crisis intervention deliberately avoids becoming involved in long-term matters and the focus is on the "here and now". This is often the only kind of help or treatment an individual wants or needs. The work of the crisis worker is to empower people (e.g., learn effective problem-solving and networking skills) such that they become more self-reliant and less dependent upon outside resources.
San Luis Obispo County suicide prevention resources
National Institute of Mental Health
Five Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain
How can you make a difference in suicide prevention? Learn about what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm by reading these 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain:
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Warning Signs of Suicide
Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. For more information, visit 
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