You are not alone in helping someone in crisis. There are many resources to assess, treat and intervene. Crisis lines, counselors, intervention programs and more are available to you, as well as to the person experiencing the emotional crisis.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 or 988
This free, 24-hour hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. You can also call or chat with the Lifeline if you are concerned about someone else. Click here to visit their website.
- Inland SoCal Crisis & Suicide Helpline (951) 686-HELP (4357)
Free, 24-hour, confidential crisis intervention services and community provider referrals.
- Crisis Text Line 741741
- Mental Health Urgent Care Centers
Mental Health Urgent Care Centers are walk-in locations throughout Riverside County that are open 24/7. This is not hospitalization and all services are voluntary. They offer a safe place for someone to go to who is experiencing a mental health crisis where they can receive support from paraprofessionals and professionals. Stays/visits are not to exceed 24 hours. Assistance with medication assessment and needs are also available. All persons over the age of 18 are welcome at the Riverside location and ages 13 and above at the Perris location. All are welcome regardless of insurance type or ability to pay.
- California Statewide Resources
Directing Change Program and Film Contest
Visit the website to learn more about the opportunities Directing Change offers to engage youth in mental health and suicide prevention through programs and resources for schools and youth groups and an exciting annual film contest.
Take Action for Mental Health
As part of California’s ongoing mental health movement, the Take Action for Mental Health campaign is designed to help you check in, learn more, and get support for your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about. Click here to visit the website.
Each Mind Matters Resource Center
The Resource Center includes a wide range of Know the Signs campaign materials, toolkits, and other educational resources. All materials are available for free download. Visit the website here.
Suicide Prevention Training
To find local suicide prevention trainers or training, including ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and safeTALK workshops, please email PEI@ruhealth.org or visit the "Get Trained" page
Make the Connection
Shared experiences and support for veterans.
The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
The Trevor Project offers 24/7 support to LGBTQ+ young people via phone, text or chat.
- Get Trained in Suicide Prevention
- Resources For Those Who Have Lost Someone To Suicide
If you are bereaved by a suicide death, you may be in search of support for yourself and other loved ones. There are resources available online and in many communities that are specifically for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Riverside County LOSS Team
The Riverside County LOSS Team is led by the Trauma Intervention Program of Riverside County. TIP Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are called by police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital personnel to assist family members and friends following a natural or unexpected death; victims of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; victims of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and survivors of suicide.
Survivors of Suicide Loss – Riverside County, Menifee
Meets on the 2nd & 4th Monday, monthly.
Meeting time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
Please call Kathy North at (951) 679-2008, before attending each meeting. She will provide location information.
Help and Support After a Suicide
This brochure provides information about complicated grief and resources to promote healing after a suicide loss.
Friends for Survival
Friends for Survival, Inc. is a California-based outreach organization open to those who have lost family or friends by suicide, and also to professionals who work with those who have been touched by a suicide tragedy. FFS also offers monthly support groups.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The ASFP is a national organization with chapters in all 50 states that is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Their website includes a wide range of resources and educational materials for survivors of suicide loss.
- Find Other Local Resources Here
211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. Every call is completely confidential.