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For Immediate Help:

  • Call Ventura County Crisis Team: 1-866-998-2243 (24/7)
  • For an Emergency: Call 911
  • V.C. Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-877-727-4747 (24/7)
  • The Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
  • Trevor Project (LGBTQ): 1-866-488-7386 (24/7)
  • Trevor Project: Text “START” to 678678
  • Interface Rescue (homeless/runaway): 805-469-5882 (24/7)
  • Coalition Hotline (sexual exploited) 1-800-300-2181 (24/7)

Resources

  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress
    * Call a suicide hotline number
    – 877-727-4747 (24 hours/7 days) Adults – Ventura County Suicide Prevention Center Crisis Line
    – 866-431-2478 (24 hours/7 days) Children and Families’ Crisis Line
    – 800-273-TALK (24 hours/7 days) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Trained counselors for free, confidential help
  2. KeepSafe Connections – List of local and national agencies and their contact information.
  3. Ventura County Wellness Everyday
  4. Ventura County 211 – Health and human services referral line
  5. High School Suicide Prevention Toolkit (SAMHSA, June 2012)
  6. After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
  7. California Department of Education – Youth Suicide Prevention Information – Legislation, publications and additional resources
  8. The Trevor Project: A Model School Policy on Suicide Prevention 
    The Trevor Project, a leading national organization, offers a policy model for school districts with recommended language that will address prevention, assessment, intervention and response to youth suicide behavior.
  9. National Institute of Mental Health – A wealth of resources regarding various mental health issues in the U.S. 
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Additional resources and statistics on youth suicide
  11. The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools (CDC)
  12. Youth Suicide Warning Signs