Find Help: Suicide and Crisis Resources



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Available 24/7 – Confidential 

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

The Santa Clara County Crisis and Suicide Prevention Lifeline (CSPL) 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 Crisis and Suicide Prevention Lifeline of Santa Clara County (CSPL) provides a crisis hotline where highly trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day to talk with individuals in crisis. The goal of CSPL 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, CSPL 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 CSPL, 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


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