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Library and external resources for individuals, families, and caregivers

Local Resources & Support Organizations

National Organizations & Information


Children and Teens

Support for Families and Self-Help

Call for Immediate Help

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you need information and referral, call 211. If you are in crisis, call 800.273.TALK (8255) to reach the nearest, nationally-certified crisis center. If you are calling from 925 area code, you will be routed to the Contra Costa Crisis Center.

Contra Costa Crisis Center

Need help with health care, clothing, food or utilities? Call 211 or search online!

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Veterans and their loved ones can call 800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, every day. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Boys Town's Your Life Your Voice site offers help by text, chat, email, or phone for youth who are suffering or experiencing abuse. The Boys Town crisis line is 800-448-1833.

Find Professional Help

American Psychological Association Public Education Line

(800) 964-2000: referrals to board-certified psychologists

American Psychiatric Association Answer Center

(800) 35-PSYCH: referrals to board-certified psychiatrists

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Treatment Locator

(877) 726-4727: referral hotline

National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine

(800) 950-6264: information and referral service