Hotlines

SLO Hotline suicide prevention and mental health crisis line provides emotional and mental health support for yourself or someone else. 24 hour Suicide and Crisis Line // (800) 549-4499

Trevor Lifeline 24 Hour LGBTQ Suicide Line // (866) 488-7386

RISE crisis hotline for dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  TOLL- FREE 24 hr. Crisis Line // (855) 886-7473

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline // 1-800-273-TALK


Local Resources

SLO County Mental Health Services mental health treatment services for youth, adults, and senior citizens to help with family, personal, or psychiatric issues // (805) 781-4700 // (800) 838-1381

Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community and family support services // (805) 540-6500

  • Community Resources opportunities for peer gatherings, one-on-one mentoring and personal growth
  • Work Resources on-going job support services necessary for individuals with mental illnesses to choose, get and keep competitive employment, while working in jobs and environments they prefer and with the level of professional support they desire
  • Housing Resources TMHA houses over 300 clients annually, and we offer programs for individuals at every level of need

SLO County Drug and Alcohol Services variety of services and programs to help people with drug and alcohol problems, including public walk-in clinics, prevention programs, youth and adult programs, and court-mandated programs // (805) 781-4275 // More drug and alcohol links on the Addiction and Recovery page.

Community Counseling Center offers low-cost individual, family and couples therapy in San Luis Obispo // (805) 543-7969

Cal Poly's Campus Health & Wellbeing low cost and sliding scale fees // (805) 756-2511

CapSLO Family Support Services offers free/low cost parenting classes and programs for families, single mothers, single fathers, and families with an absent parent // (805) 541-4122 ext. 25


Online Resources

Psychology Today an online directory to help find a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist that best fits individual needs

JED Foundation helps more teens and young adults get access to the resources and support they need to navigate life’s challenges and educates and equips families and the communities around them to know when and how to support teens & young adults

Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out

Active Minds advocacy and resources for mental health awareness

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness

Mental Health Resources Guide critical Mental Health Resources for College Students

Student Guide to Surviving Stress in College is an online resource that teaches your about the effects of stress, tips on how to combat stress and anxiety and a quiz to see how stressed you are.


By Phone

Support Groups Directory // (805) 549-8989

Eating Disorder Referrals // (805) 549-8989

AIDS Support Network // (805) 781-3660

Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Central Coast - GALA // (805) 541-4252

Hospice // (805) 544-2266 or dial 211  (SLO) // (805) 434-1164 or dial 211 (North County)