SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES

If you are looking for resources in the community, please take a look below. These are websites of interest, including community agencies and information that may be helpful to you. There are more resources available in Ventura County than most people realize. We will be continually adding to this resource list, so check back regularly.

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If you or someone you care about is in crisis.

Suicide is a tragic reaction to severe distress or feelings of hopelessness in one's life. Thoughts of suicide do not necessarily mean that you want to die. Instead they mean that you have more pain than you can cope with right now. The pain of deep depression is intense, and can be too much to bear for long periods of time. However, suicidal thoughts do not have to become suicidal actions. It's important to know that suicide can be preventable. Whether you are considering ending your life, or know someone who feels suicidal, learn to recognize the warning signs and how to get immediate help. You may save a life – your own or someone else's.

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-8255
    (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Ventura County Crisis Team
    1-866-998-2243
    (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Emergency
    Call 911
  • CrisisText Service
    Text the word "HEARME" to the number 839863.

A source of support. The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.

MY3 lets you stay connected when you are having thoughts of suicide. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. Remember: there is hope and a life to look forward to, even in your darkest moments. MY3 can help you get through your most difficult times.

2-1-1 Ventura County, a program of Interface Children & Family Services, is the comprehensive information and referral service for Ventura County.

  • Know the Signs

Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources.
Learn to help prevent suicide:

  • safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

Be alert to thoughts of suicide in another person. Learn the steps to keeping someone with thoughts of suicide safe and connecting them to help. Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs offers a three-hour, free suicide alertness training to schools and community members. Learn more at safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

  • Preventing Suicide – Hope and Help

Wellness Everyday is committed to supporting the mental, physical and social health of all individuals living within our community. By providing education, resources and information on the latest programs and projects offered within our community, we believe the Wellness of our Ventura County community can belong to each of us. On this website, find information about suicide warning signs, preventing suicide, youth and suicide, older adults and suicide and support after a loss.

 

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To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call:
1-866-998-2243