Mental Health

On the Web
California Youth Crisis Line

Get advice and resources about abuse, depression, homelessness, family issues, etc. Available in different languages. (800) 843-5200 

Youth America Hotline!

Crisis intervention. 877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454)

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 Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 or text Trevor to 1-202-304-1200 for help.

National Runaway Safeline

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY 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 at their website.

Call 1-800-448-3000, or text VOICE to 20121.

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 10:00 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. 

You Are Not Alone

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

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) 451-6729 or (510) 869-6000

Berkeley Youth Alternatives Counseling Center

Crisis counseling, anger management, and drug awareness.

1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, (510) 845-9010 ext. 226

Children's Hospital Teen Clinics

Ages 11-24.

Three locations in Oakland. (510) 428-3387

Community United Against Violence - Safety Line

Counseling and resources for people who have experienced or witnessed harassment or abuse within LGBTQ communities. Support groups and peer counseling. Available in Spanish and English.

427 S Van Ness Ave, SF; (415) 777-5500

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 ext. 5200

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.

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

Alameda County Trauma Informed Care

Resources for those suffering from a traumatic experience and for those aiding an experiencer of trauma.

24 hour crisis line  (800) 309-2131

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.  Drop-in Support Center provides dinner, computer, laundry, staff guidance, support and legal services. For youth ages 13 - 18. 

422 Jefferson St., (510) 701-3711


Youth Engagement, Advocacy, and Housing (YEAH!)

Receive basic needs, including case management, job, and educational assistance.  Open 7 days a week depending on staffing. Winter shelter available November through May. 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.  Call for support group times, or check their Facebook at for their current calendar. For LGBTQ youth ages 12 - 22.

22245 Main St., Suite 200, Hayward,  (510) 727-9401

Rape Crisis Line

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

24 hour hotline:   (510) 845-7273 

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. 2261 Market St, # 296, San Francisco