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 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or 988. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals; the call is free and confidential. If you need to be connected to mental health services in Riverside County, call the Helpline at (951) 686-HELP. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
Making the decision to ask for help isn’t always easy. Some people are, understandably, afraid of a mental health diagnosis and what that means for their future. The good news is that recovery is not only possible, but probable. With appropriate treatment and support, 70-90% of people report a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life. Still others may think that needing help will be seen as a sign of weakness. The truth is that recognizing a problem and seeking help is a sign of strength and courage, and it’s the first and most important step on the road to recovery.
Experiencing mental health challenges can feel lonely, isolating or hopeless at times. However, many people (1 in 5 adults in Riverside County) are living with mental health challenges and most of those people recover. There are a variety of tools that can help you get well, including medication, talk therapy, group support, self-directed wellness plans and many other options. The sooner you reach out for support and start using the tools that work for you, the better your outcome is likely to be.
Find easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources by using the links provided here.
- Resource Guide
- Mental Health – Local Resources
- Mental Health – CA and National Resources
- Mental Health – Back to School Toolkit
- Mental Wellness Tips
- Resources for Suicide Prevention and Support
- Resources for After a Suicide
- Resources for Parents
- Resources for Youth and Young Adults
- Resources for Men
- Resources for Women
- Resources for Veterans / Military
- Resources for Older Adults
- Resources for LGBTQ
- Resources for Health Care Professionals
- Mental Health Support for Farmworkers: Learning to Thrive
- Resources for Faith Based Communities
- Resources for Addiction and Substance Abuse