In case you need immediate help: If ever you are feeling hopeless, suicidal, or simply in need of speaking with someone, there are numerous free and anonymous hotlines with trained operators available. In Sonoma County, you can contact the Crisis Stabilization Unit at 707-576-8181 or go to your nearest emergency department.

Suicide Prevention / Depression Support

  • Texting Crisis Line – text “start” to 741-741
  • US: Hopeline (Suicide Prevention): 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  •  US: Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-Talk (1-800-8255)
  • Sonoma County Crisis Stabilization Unit 707-576-8181

Substance Abuse / Alcoholism

  • US: National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • US: Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 1-800-234-0246
  •  US: National Cocaine Hotline: 1-800-COCAINE (262-2463)
  •  US: Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline (for friends and family) 1-800-344-2666

Rape, Abuse & Domestic Violence

  • US: Childhelp (Child Abuse): 1-800-4ACHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • US: Nat’l. Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • US: RAINN Nat’l. Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • US: Nat’l. Center on Elder Abuse: 1-800-677-1116
  • US: National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-621-4000
Suicide Prevention / Depression Support

Gay / Lesbian Issues

  •  US: GLBT National Help Center 1-888-843-4564
  •  UK: Galop – LGBT Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428

Pregnancy / Sexual Health

  •  US: Planned Parenthood: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
  •  US: Nat’l. STD Hotline: 1-800-227-8922
  •  US: National AIDS Hotline: 1-800-342-AIDS (2437)
  •  US: The Teen AIDS Hotline: 1-800-440-TEEN (8336)

Medical Emergencies

If you think you have a medical emergency please call your doctor or 911 immediately.

  • US: Nat’l. Poison Help: 1-800-222-1222

Additional Resources / Organizations

  •  ULifeline – A directory of resources available for college students— take a self-assessment test, or find your college psych services center.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – Alcoholics Anonymous is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – Narcotics Anonymous similar to AA, is an international, community-based association of recovering addicts.
  • Self-Mutilators Anonymous – A community-based association for individuals struggling with self- mutilation.

Informational Resources

  •  National Institute of Mental Health – Extensive information on a variety of mental health topics.
  • National Institute of Health – Extensive information on all health-related topics.
  • MedlinePlus – Extensive information on different drugs and treatment options.