Available 24/7 – Confidential
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
The Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline (SACS) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline. Highly trained volunteer Crisis Phone Counselors are available 7 days a week for phone intervention and emotional support, to help individuals who are experiencing:
- different forms of crisis
- emotional or situational distress
- a need for ongoing support
- varying degrees of mental illness
- a need for general information or referrals
The Suicide and Crisis Services of Santa Clara County (SACS) provides a crisis hotline where highly trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day to talk with individuals in crisis. The goal of SACS is to assist in defusing and de-escalating the crisis and helping to return the individual to his/her usual level of functioning. Services are always available in English and in several other languages through a translator.
In addition, SACS provides a cost-free drop-in Survivors of Suicide Support Group (SOS) where adults who have lost a loved one to suicide can meet weekly to process some of the thought and feelings they are experience as a result of their loss.
For the meeting times, place, and further information about SACS, please call: 1 (408) 885-6216.
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Emotionally or mentally distressed residents in Santa Clara County now have free access to 24/7, confidential, text-based crisis counseling services, through a partnership between the Suicide Prevention Program and Crisis Text Line, Inc. To receive support from trained Crisis Text Line counselors, county residents can text the word RENEW to 741741.
To date, Crisis Text Line, a national organization, has answered more than 84 million messages. The organization has more than 4,500 active Crisis Counselors, with strict safeguards and protocols to provide care, safety, and confidentiality for each user.
Community members can also become volunteer Crisis Counselors themselves: More information is available at www.crisistextline.org/volunteer.
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Resources
COVID-19 ResourcesSuicide Prevention Community Outreach MaterialsCrisis Text LineSuicide Prevention & Crisis Services Contact Info.SCC Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan June 2010 Rev. 03/2011CDC Epi-Aid Report on Youth Suicide in Santa Clara County 2016K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention, 07-01-17National & State ResourcesYouth & Young Adult ResourcesVeterans Crisis LineTrans Lifeline