*NOTE: Some of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you. You can also utilize these resources if you are concerned about someone in your life approaching a crisis. 

Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.”


Connects people with local resources and assistance for crisis and emergency, housing, food, and health.

■ Phone Number: 211 

■ Text your zip code to 898211.

■ Website: https://www.211.org

■ Spanish speaking option available

Access Crisis Hotline

24/7 Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT). Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gatekeeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and patient transport. Request Psychiatric Mobile Response team made up of two DMH clinicians; law enforcement will be involved only if requested by clinicians based on danger assessment.

■ Phone Number: 800-854-7771 (Press 1 for crisis services)

■ Website: https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/disaster-services/access-hotline/

■ Main Office: 11080 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

■ Spanish speaking option available

Crisis Text Line

Provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

■ Text HOME to 741741 

■ Website: https://www.crisistextline.org

■ Main Office: PO Box 1144, New York, NY 10159

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The website provides resources and information on how to help yourself and someone else in a crisis. You can find a therapist/support group, information on building and using a support network, make a safety plan, and find specific crisis resources for coping during community unrest, emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak, youth, disaster survivors, Native Americans, Veterans, Loss Survivors, LGBTQ+, suicide attempt survivors, deaf and hard of hearing/hearing loss, and Spanish speaking resources.

Phone Number: 988 (The previous Lifeline phone number — 1-800-273-8255 — will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.)

English chat option available at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Website: https://988lifeline.org/current-events/the-lifeline-and-988/

■ Main Office: 10277 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Spanish speaking options available at 1-888-628-9454

Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (LA County Dept. of Mental Health)

Local offices operating within the purview of the ACCESS crisis line. DMH clinicians designated per Welfare and Institutions Code 5150/5585 to perform evaluations for involuntary detention of individuals determined to be at risk of harming themselves or others or who are unable to provide food, clothing, or shelter as a result of a mental disorder. As above, the crisis team is two DMH clinicians – law enforcement will be involved only if requested by clinicians based on danger assessment.

■ Phone Number: 800-854-7771 

■ Phone Number: 310-482-3260 (West Side)

■ Phone Number: 310-534-1083 (South Bay)

■ Phone Number: 661-223-3838 (Antelope Valley)

■ Phone Number: 213-351-2813 (Downtown)

■ Phone Number: 626-430-2901 (San Gabriel Valley/Pomona)

■ Phone Number: 818-832-2410 (San Fernando/Santa Clarita)

■ Phone Number: 310-668-5150 (South LA)

■ Phone Number: 562-467-0209 (East LA County)

■ AOT Program: Full Service Partnership – when an adult does not want to take medication, contact the Department of Mental Health AOT

  • Information general line: 213-738-2440 
  • Deputy Emergency number: 213-738-4924 (Mariam Brown)
  • Outreach emergency contact: 213-738-4431 (Linda)

■ Website: https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/countywide-services/eob/

■ Main Office: 11080 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Crisis Resources