Resources

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Crisis

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line
Text “DBSA” to 741741
(24hrs, trained crisis counselors)

Exodus Psychiatric Urgent Care Centers
12hr psychiatric urgent care if you are out of insurance, out of meds, or your doctor is not available. If you don’t want to go to the ER but need a safe space, you can stay for up to 12hrs. Multiple locations around Los Angeles. Group members recommend this.

LACDMH ACCESS for County Referrals
Psychiatric referrals for people with no insurance in Los Angeles.
(800) 854-7771

One Degree Los Angeles Resource Directory
Los Angeles Resource Directory: Urgent, Family+Household, Food, Health, Clothing, Housing, Education, Legal, Employment, Money, Español

SHARE! Self Help and Recovery Exchange
Housing, self-help support groups, peer specialist training, and more for mental health consumers.
1(877)-SHARE-49

Non-Crisis

LACDMH Warm Line
Non-crisis talk line.
(855) 952-9276, Evening Hours

Project Return Peer Support Network Warm Line
Non-crisis talk line, online support groups, peer specialist training, outreach, etc.
1-888-448-9777, M-F 5-10PM, Sat. 11AM-4PM, Sun. Closed

Support Groups Central Online Video Support Groups
This is a collection of online video-style web conferences where there can be up to 12 participants. There are many types of groups. Video online groups allow you to see each other if others share their video and discuss topics live as a group.

UCLA Depression Grand Challenge
The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) is a campus-wide initiative aimed at cutting the burden of depression in half by 2050. Studies available for participation.

Teens + Youth

Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y.)
SPY works with youth ages 12-25 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Los Angeles.

Concerned Individuals

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Learn about programs, services, community meetings, county spending, resources, etc.

SHARE! Free Peer Specialist Training
The program teaches trauma-informed tolerance and approach to interacting with various mental health situations as well learning about local Los Angeles services and support systems.

The Relational Center in Los Angeles
Progressive workshops and counseling pertaining to a wide range of issues. Sliding scale available.

Friends of the Semel Institute
Quality Programs, films, lectures from the front lines of mental health research at UCLA.

Wellness Tools

the Mighty
Read about other people’s lived experiences with bipolar or clinical depression on the Mighty, a collection of writers expressing their mental health experiences. You can also contribute your lived experience as a writer as well. This is a public site.

Mental Health Advocates International Facebook Group
This group is a supportive place where people from around the world who are interested and passionate about mental healthcare advocacy can meet, network, and discuss opportunities, topics, trends, and resources of interest.

Bipolar Disorder Facebook Support Group
This support group has over 53k members globally and is very active. Ask a question or read about other people’s experiences. This is a closed online facebook support group.

Support Group Directory
This helpful website lists a wide variety of support groups ranging from mental health to addiction to 12 step to paid and free support groups for a range of ages and circumstances.

Daylio App
Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary.

Moodtrack App
Track and graph your moods, anytime, anywhere. Connect with others. Shareable moodtrack diary.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
This widely used tool is workbook style so that you can create a plan with yourself and your support team for keeping your wellness on track. This was initially developed by Mary Ellen Copeland.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Workbook
This skills workbook is based off of the work of Marsha Linehan. Work on refining your interpersonal skills in small steps.

Stress and Anxiety Companion App
This app helps you discover the little changes that can make a very big difference to how you manage your mental wellbeing and how you feel.

ThinkUp App
ThinkUp offers you a simple way to build a positive mindset. All you should do is to SELECT your affirmations, RECORD them in your voice, ADD your favorite music and LISTEN to it on daily basis.