Mental Health – Local Resources

Help is available! Find easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources by using the links provided here.

If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the Crisis & Suicide Intervention HELPline at (951) 686-HELP (4357). The phone lines are answered by trained professionals; the call is free and confidential. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

  • Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health
    This website provides information about mental health and substance use services provided for children, adults and older adults.  A comprehensive service directory lists services for the Desert, Mid-County and Western Regions, as well as crisis lines.
  • CARES Line
    Phone: (800) 706-7500

    This resource provides information and referrals for Medi-Cal beneficiaries seeking Mental Health Services in English and Spanish. Available 8am to 5pm Monday- Friday.
  • Substance Use CARES Line (24/7 in English and Spanish)
    (800) 499-3008
  • Peer Navigation Line
    Phone: (888) 768-4968
    Hours of Operation: 8am- 4pm M-F
    Sometimes you might have questions about your own thoughts, mood, or behaviors that worry you. Sometimes friends or family tell us that we might need to talk to someone. It can be confusing and even harder when you don’t know where to start. The Peer Navigation Line is a phone line where you can talk to a real person who is in their own behavioral health recovery – they have ‘been there’ and have had the same questions, fears, and judgments. They want to help! The Peer Navigation Line can:

    • Listen to your worries and talk about your choices
    • Help figure out where your local resources are
    • Help you decide which resources are best for you
    • Point out a good place to start
    • Answer questions about mental health recovery
    • Help you see the hope
  • 2-1-1 Community Connect 
    Phone: 2-1-1
    This information and referral hotline connects Riverside County residents in times of critical needs with those who can help.  Every call is answered by a trained referral specialist who will connect individuals with the appropriate agency providing the services and information they need.
  • Riverside Network of Care for Behavioral Health 
    A resource for individuals, families and agencies looking for mental health resources and information in Riverside County. The site includes information on local services, legislation, support and related news among other features.
  • NAMI Western Riverside County
    Phone: (951) 369- 2721
    Provides support and referral services to people in need in the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, Norco and the Jurupa Valley/Rubidoux area.
  • NAMI Temecula Valley
    Phone: (951) 672-2089
    NAMI Temecula Valley is a grassroots organization dedicated to improvement of life for those afflicted with mental illness and their loved ones.
  • NAMI Coachella Valley 
    Phone: (888) 881-6264
    Provides support and referral services to people in need in the cities of Banning, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, Coachella, Salton Sea
  • NAMI Mt. San Jacinto 
    Phone: (951) 765-1850
    NAMI Mt San Jacinto is a grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Riverside
    DBSA Riverside is the local chapter of the national DBSA. They are a peer-facilitated support group of people who support one another on the road to wellness. They include those diagnosed with mood disorders, their families and friends, and anyone else who seeks to learn more about depressive and bipolar mood (affective) disorders.
  • Friday Night Live
    Phone: (951) 782-2419
    Friday Night Live is a youth oriented program catered to young people in the Riverside area. This organization provides activities and entertainment that promote an anti-drug, anti-drinking message to youth in the community.
    Located at:
    3525 Presley Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507