Suicide Prevention & Crisis Lifelines
Please call 911 for emergencies. If you or your loved ones are feeling distressed and having suicidal intentions, please call any of the following numbers. These numbers will provide support and useful information to help you get through this crisis.
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741.
The Trevor Project
24/7, Confidential, LGBT Youth
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
24/7, Free, Confidential, Information and referrals for substance use treatment
Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County, California
24/7, Free, Confidential
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System, California
San Jose (408) 279-3312
North County (650) 494-8420
South County (408) 683-2482
Find your mental health providers (Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, LPC)
University Counseling Centers: If you are a college student, you can seek help from counseling services at your school. If you are in middle or high school, talk to your school counselor who can provide support and referrals for you.
Health insurance: You can locate mental health providers within your insurance network through the health insurance website.
Hospitals/Clinics: Ask for mental health referrals when you meet with your primary care doctor, psychiatrist, neurologist, or any other physicians.
Regional Centers: There are 21 Regional Centers with 40 offices across California that provide or coordinate services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Psychology Training Clinics: Training clinics are typically run by a university that provides doctoral training in clinical or counseling psychology. Training clinics offer low- cost therapy and assessment, as the therapists are trainees who are in the process of obtaining their Ph.D. Trainees are supervised by licensed psychologists to ensure the quality of care.
For example, I was a therapist at the USC Psychology Services Center for several years during my doctoral training. The USC Psychology Services Center is committed to providing cutting-edge, empirically supported therapy and assessment to the community at a very affordable cost (e.g., $20/hr for an individual session).
Therefore, it would be a good idea to look into clinical/ counseling psychology doctoral programs in your area that may run training clinics . You may be surprised at what you find- high quality yet affordable care!
Asian-American focused Information
Asian Americans for Community Involvement
*Please note I am not endorsing any of the agencies listed above. I have not been involved in any of these programs. These agencies, however, are listed to help you locate a mental health provider that speaks your language (e.g., Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese…etc.)