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Crisis Help Line:  1.888.506.5991

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If you or someone else needs support, a trained crisis counselor can be reached by calling the

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or by texting TALK to 741741.

• Personas que hablan español, llamen a the Lifeline al 888-682-9454.

• For teens, call the TEEN LINE at 310-855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863.

• For veterans, call the Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1.

For veterans a valuable Mental Health resource link is

• For LGBTQ youth, call The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386 or text START to 678678.

• For transgender people, call the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.

• For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call the Lifeline at 800-799-4889.

• For law enforcement personnel, call the COPLINE at 800-267-5463.

• For other first responders, call the Fire/EMS Helpline at 888-731-FIRE (3473)

All of the resources above provide confidential help and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Suicide risk assessment is a collaborative and transparent process between the person at risk and the person conducting the assessment. Working together, support services and referral options are identified based on risk and need.

Get Started

How to Get Started with non-crisis services for you and your family. 

Step 1

Call our office at 559.673.3508.  During the phone conversation, we will ask you whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for.

Step 2

Once we have determined how we can best serve you, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to better understand your specific needs.

Step 3

At your follow-up appointment, we will connect you or your family member to the types of services that you and your counselor agree will help most.


In order to better serve you, Behavioral Health Services has formed a Communication Unit equipped with a dedicated email address.  We are dedicated to quickly respond to your inquiries and request.  Please direct all media request to our Communications Staff at




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