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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

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 
teenline.org

California Youth Crisis Line
Help with issues including medical care, dating violence, sexual assault, runaway resources and homelessness, available 24/7
1-800-843-5200
calyouth.org/cycl

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
crisistextline.org

Free • 24/7

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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
    www.211ventura.org 
  • Family Urgent Response System (FURS)
    Call or text: 1-833-939-FURS (3877)
    The Family Urgent Response System (FURS) is a free 24/7/365 hotline for current or former foster youth to call and receive immediate help for either non-urgent or urgent matters
    www.Cal-FURS.org
  • 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)
    myonestep.org
    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
    icfs.org
  • Jason Foundation
    Resources and app to help prevent suicide in friends and others
    jasonfoundation.com

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