Resources available in Los Angeles County and the South Bay Region
LA County Mental Health 24/7 Access Line
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health operates a help line as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gatekeeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and client transport. Call 800-854-7771 or 9-8-8.
988 the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
988 was launched nationwide in July 2022 providing 24/7 confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or experiencing mental health or substance use-related distress. When you call, text, or chat 9-8-8, you will be connected to trained crisis counselors who will listen, provide support, and connect you to resources if necessary. Learn more at 988lifeline.org.
Youth Mental Health: Allcove Beach Cities
Allcove Beach Cities offers free or low cost mental and physical health services for young people ages 12-25 in the greater South Bay. More information and services are available at allcove.org/centers/beach-cities.