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 chat throughe the website. 

The Trevor Project

A website and 24/7  hotline dedicated to supporting LGBTQ teens.

If you are thinking about suicide and in need of immediate support, you can call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for support.

Through the website you can choose "TrevorChat" to connect with a counselor.

Text START to 678-678 for confidential text messaging with a counselor. 

Peer support also avaiable. 

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.

Your Life Your Voice

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

Call 1-800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121 24/7. 

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


The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 7 am–3 pm.
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or


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

A campaign to bring awareness of mental health services, resources, and tools available to the African American community.

Around the Bay
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

Advocacy-Based Peer Counseling: LGBTQ people dealing with violence or abuse can access short-term counseling to receive emotional support, safety planning, referrals, and limited case follow-up.

If you are an LGBTQ person dealing with violence or abuse, call to schedule an appointment at (415) 333-HELP (4357) or email us at If no one answers, please leave a voicemail with a call back number.

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 - Friday 10am-3pm

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

Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay

Open to all.

Therapy services vailable at an hourly rate (with a sliding scale available). We also accept many major insurance plans.

Please call (510) 704-7480, ext. 235 for more information or request info here.

Westcoast Children's Clinic

WestCoast offers mental health services to children, youth and families with full-scope Alameda County Medi-Cal insurance.  Contact the Intake and Referral telephone line by dialing (510) 269-9043, available 24 hours a day.

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.