Additional Support

The Crisis Text Line has assembled a comprehensive list of referral resources that meet stringent criteria. Topics include abuse, self-harm, substance use, grief, isolation, and more. Topics are searchable online. We highly recommend this resource.

For information related to warning signs of mental health conditions, as well as a helpline, please visit NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness

SAMHSA offers a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. Or Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TTY)

This link will take you to a list of crisis hotlines on Rosen Digital’s Teen health and Wellness webiste

Know the Warning Signs


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Suicide Prevention

The Parent Tool Kit, produced by How To Talk To Children About Suicide: An Age-By-Age Guide.

For additional resources, visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website, including an outstanding Youth Resource page that can connect youth with self-care advice, as well as to other trusted organizations that provide suicide prevention and mental health resources:

Ongoing Support and Help in the South Bay

Understanding treatment options

Ninety percent of people who die by suicide have a mental disorder at the time of their deaths. There are biological and psychological treatments that can help address the underlying health issues that put people at risk for suicide. Please visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Treatment page for a comprehensive list of treatment options. 

South Bay mental health treatment resources referrals

The County of Los Angeles, Department of Health, has a Mental Health Navigation Team that serves the South Bay. Call 562-256-7717. The Navigation Team can find treatment options for individuals without insurance, or who are on MediCal.


Beach Cities Health District offers a searchable online resource guide to help you find health-related resources and information for adults and families within the South Bay and Greater Los Angeles area. Need additional assistance? Contact Beach Cities Health District’s Community Services Department for more information at 310-374-3426, ext. 256.


Treatment services provided at no charge

NAMI South Bay offers the following specific programs:

  • Peer-to-Peer (a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery)

  • Basics (a program offered for families and caregivers of children with a severe mental illness. It is usually offered in six to seven weeks)

  • Basicos (Basics for Spanish speakers)

  • Family to Family (a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with a severe mental illness)

  • De Familia a Familia (Family to Family for Spanish Speakers)

Related Topics on the Families Connected Website to Help Youth with:

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