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Youth & Young Adults Resources

Bill Wilson Center's

24/7 Teen Line for Youth  — 1-888-247-7717​

Provides 24-hour supportive listening for any reason, including health, relationships, crisis, and information and referrals.

Website Bill Wilson Center 24/7 Teen Line​

Bill Wilson Center's
​Young Adult Support Hotline —  1 (408) 850-6140 

Bill Wilson Center's Transition Age Youth Mental Health Services provide immediate mental health services to young people ages 
16  - 24 years old that may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The 24-hour Young Adult Support Hotline immediately connects youth in crisis to mental health specialists who are able to respond in person as long as the environment is safe for both the young person and the mobile outreach clinician. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bill Wilson Center's
SOS Crisis Hotline —  1 (408) 278-2585

The SOS Crisis Hotline serves youth between the ages of 5 - 17 in Santa Clara County who may be experiencing behavioral crisis. We provide services to the youth and their family or support persons. 

California Coalition for Youth's

California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) — 1-800-843-5200

California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) is a statewide, toll-free, 24-hour, confidential Hotline available for youths ages 12 - 24, and families in crisis.

Website ​California Youth Crisis Line

What began as a wildly successful social media campaign to provide hope and encouragement to young LGBTQ+ people has evolved into a major, multi-media platform capable of reaching millions of young people every year through inspiring media programming, a growing network of international affiliates, and access to an arsenal of community-based service providers.

Visit the Stories page where you'll be able to see the thousands of It Gets Better© videos shared, along with our original content series! You are not alone!


JED Foundation

JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED’s programs are grounded in their Model for Comprehensive Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for Colleges and Universities, developed in collaboration with SPRC.

Website JED Foundation​


This local (for residents of the Bay Area, CA), live chat room is available Monday-Thursday 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. during the school year. It provides a safe and anonymous place for teens to get information and support from other teens. You can talk about anything that’s on your mind, including relationships, school, depression, stress, suicide, friends, parents, cutting, identity, and health. You can also submit a question to be answered on the Q&A page, or connect to resources for additional information and support.


The Helpline Center is a non-profit agency in South Dakota dedicated to helping people, including those who identify LGBTQ. We are great listeners and can help to support you no matter the crisis24/7.

Website ​​

The Trevor Project's
Trevor Lifeline — 1-866-4U-TREVOR (488-7386)

A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Website Trevor Lifeline

Trans Lifeline 
— 1-877-565-8860

Crisis hotline by and for the transgender community. Confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Teen Line — 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336)

TEEN LINE is a confidential hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00.p.m. PST and is toll-free from anywhere in California. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can even text by texting “TEEN” to 839863. TEEN LINE also offers message boards, resources and information. 

Website Teen Line

National Runaway Safeline 
— 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) 

The National Runaway Safeline gives help and hope to youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals. Confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

YourLifeYourVoice is part of The Boys Town National Hotline®.
Teens are more connected than ever before and as they move towards new technology, the Boys Town National Hotline® is right there with them. Text messaging is a now available to teens who are uncomfortable making a phone call. This is in addition to the instant messaging or “online chat” that is already available to teens at

Youth Suicide Warning Signs

The information provided on this Website reflects a national consensus view on youth suicide warning signs as a result of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (NCPYS), SAMHSA, and an expert panel that convened in August 2013.

Website Youth Suicide Warning Signs​​

Directing Change Program and Film Contest

The Directing Change Program and Film Contest engages students and young people throughout California to learn about the topics of suicide prevention and mental health in an innovative way: a film contest.

The contest is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students.

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Last updated: 2/26/2019 12:16 PM