Mental Health

On the Web
California Youth Crisis Line

24/7 crisis line providing advice and resources about abuse, depression, homelessness, family issues, and more. For youth ages 12-24 and families. Available in different languages. (800) 843-5200 

Love is Respect

A website geared to preventing dating violence and helping survivors. 24/7 helpline run by peer advocates (866) 331-9474 or text LOVEIS to 22522.

The Trevor Project

A website and hotline dedicated to supporting LGBTQ teens.

Call the 24/7 Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386. Or text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 for help, M-F, noon-7pm. 

National Runaway Safeline

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.  This is a 24-hour crisis line, also available for chat through the webpage.

Boys Town National Hotline

Crisis line that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact them through voice, text, chat, or email and resources are also available on their website.

Call 1-800-448-3000 24/7. Or text VOICE to 20121 any day between 9am and 11pm. 

Teen Line

A crisis and suicide prevention line where all calls are answered by teens. Call 1-800-852-8336, or text TEEN to 839863 between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM, every night. Resources are also available on the website.


Online community with peer info and support.

800-950-6264 Helpline

In a crisis? Text NAMI to 741741


Online blog and forums to share stories of recovery and hope.  1-800-273-TALK(8255)

You Are Not Alone

Online blog and forums to share stories of recovery and hope. 

1-800-950-6264 for support and information.

I'm Good

An online blog campaign from Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services that shares wellness stories and confronts mental health stigma. Send your story to and we'll post it!

Around the Bay
Asian Community Mental Health Services

Available in 8 Asian languages. Open to all.

310 8th St., Suite 201, Oakland, (510) 869-6000

Berkeley Youth Alternatives Counseling Center

Crisis counseling, anger management, and drug awareness.

1255 Allston Way, Berkeley,  510-845-9010 ext 203 

Children's Hospital Teen Clinics

Ages 11-24.

Three locations in Oakland. (510) 428-3387

Community United Against Violence

If you are an LGBTQ person dealing with violence or abuse, leave a message for CUAV at (415) 333-HELP (4357). Services require the completion of an intake to assess the best fit for support.

La Clinica de la Raza "Casa del Sol"

English/Spanish psychological and psychiatric services.

1501 Fruitvale, Oakland, (510) 535-6200

Fred Finch Youth Center

Mental health and social services for at-risk youth. Available in Spanish and English.

3800 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, (510) 482-2244

Youth Uprising

Counseling, holistic wellness, fitness, and more.

8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, (510) 777-9909

Berkeley Drop-In Center

Free. Drop-in Center. Monday - Thursday 9 - 4pm and Friday 9 - 2pm

3234 Adeline St., Berkeley, (510) 653-3808

Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay

Open to all.

2484 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 210, Berkeley, (510) 704-7475

470 27th Street, Oakland; (510) 704-7480 ext.235

Westcoast Children's Clinic

Psychological services to children, youth, and their families regardless of ability to pay.

Next to the Fruitvale BART station: 3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 259, Oakland, (510) 269-9030

Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants (CERI)

Mental health, social services, counseling, support groups, and meditation for refugees and immigrants.

544 International Blvd., Suite 9, (510) 444-1671

Youth In Mind

A statewide organization in California made up of young people (12-28 years old) affected by mental health issues who want to have a voice in mental health organizations, policies and decisionmaking.

1035 22nd Ave, Unit 14, Oakland; (510) 394-5878

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Counseling and support for LGBTQ youth. 

2712 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley 510.548.8283 x250

Alameda County Trauma Informed Care

Resources for those suffering from a traumatic experience and those helping them. 

24-Hour Crisis Line offers confidentiality, TDD services for deaf and hearing impaired callers and translation in 140 languages:  

Alameda County: 1-800-309-2131 

Nationwide: 1-800-SUICIDE & 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Covenant House

Emergency shelter that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Provides case management, food, counseling, and more.  

200 Harrison St., (510) 379-1010.

For youth ages 18-21.


Short term shelter and safe space for ages 13-18.

Drop-in Support Center provides dinner, computer, laundry, staff guidance, support and legal services for ages 13-19. 

424 Jefferson St., 1-800-379-1114, 510-839-1559


Youth Engagement, Advocacy, and Housing (YEAH!)

Receive basic needs, including case management, job, and educational assistance.  Open 7 days a week depending on staffing.  For youth ages 18 - 24.

1744 University Ave., Berkeley, (510) 704-9867.


Our Space

An LGBTQ safe space that provides food, computers, movie screenings, case management, and more, open Wednesdays 3:00-5:30 pm. Call for support group times, or check their Facebook at for their current calendar. For LGBTQ youth ages 14-24.

22245 Main St., Suite 102, Hayward,  (510) 566-1226

Rape Crisis Line

A hotline maintained by Bay Area Women Against Rape, which also offers in person counseling and other resources for survivors of sexual violence.  

24 hour hotline:   (510) 845-7273  se habla español 

470 27th St. Oakland,  Open M-F, 9am – 5pm PST (Excluding Federal Holidays) (510) 430-1298

GLBT National Help Center

Provide free and confidential peer support and local resources to GLBT individuals. National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564, M-F 1-9 pm, Sat 9-2 pm.