Text. Talk. Help.


We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. It's OK to ask for help.

Is anyone in immediate danger? 

Call 911 and ask for a CIT Officer.

Are you feeling suicidal or in despair?

Talk with someone local now:
VCBH Crisis & Referral Line
1-866-998-2243 • www.VCBH.org

Free • Confidential • 24/7

Or call the national support line:
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call, text, or TTY: 988
Web Chat: www.988lifeline.org
Free • Confidential • 24/7

See 988 FAQs >
See Crisis Line Comparison Chart >

For Teens & Young Adults

Teen Line
Teen-to-teen education and support
Text TEEN to 839863 between 6:00pm–9:00pm PST
Or call 800‑TLC‑TEEN from 6pm to 10pm PST 

California Youth Crisis Line
Help with issues including medical care, dating violence, sexual assault, runaway resources and homelessness, available 24/7

For LGBTQ+ Young People

The Trevor Project Lifeline
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention
Call 1-866-488-7386
text START to 678-678
or web chat: thetrevorproject.org
Free • 24/7 • Confidential

More resources for LGBTQ+ Teens >

Want to connect via WhatsApp?

Crisis Text Line
Connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor
Chat via WhatsApp

or text HOME to 741741

Free • 24/7


More Support & Resources

  • Talk to a friend or trusted adult

  • Talk to a school mental wellness counselor

  • Text or call 2-1-1 (for mental wellness, housing, job, runaway, or other resources)
    Text your zip code to 898211
  • TAY Tunnel 
    Drop-in wellness & recovery center for youth ages 18-25
    (mental health, substance use, homelessness)
    Countywide – Transitional-Age Youth (16-25)
    (805) 240-2538
    141 W. 5th Street, Suite D, Oxnard
    Mon - Fri 9AM - 5:30PM
    Sat 11AM - 3PM

  • One Step a laVez
    Teen support
    Fillmore, Santa Paula & Piru – Transitional-Age Youth (16-25)
    421 Sespe Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015
    (805) 625-7066
    Email: info@myonestep.org
  • Interface
    Support and resources, including youth shelter and housing referrals
    Countywide – Ages 12-21
    Youth Outreach Line: 805-469-5882
  • Jason Foundation
    Resources and app to help prevent suicide in friends and others

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