If you or a loved one is experiencing or affected by a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis, please call or text ‘988’ (or chat online on 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s website) for free, confidential, and immediate help. (Learn more about the recently launched 988 Lifeline.)

For mental health resources and support, please call
our 24/7 Help Line at (800) 854-7771

The LACDMH Help Line serves as the primary entry point for mental health services with our department; services provided by our Help Line staff include:

  • Access Line for Service Referrals, Crisis Assessments and Field Deployments – available 24/7 (option 1 when calling the Help Line)
    • Mental health screening and assessment
    • Referral to a service provider
    • Crisis counseling
    • Mobilizing field response teams
    • Linkages to other services and resources
  • Emotional Support Warm Line with Trained Active Listeners – available 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (option 2 when calling the Help Line)
  • Veteran Line for Mental Health Support and Connection to Veteran Programs – available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (option 3 when calling the Help Line)
Those with hearing or speech disabilities may use their preferred relay service or call 711 to connect with our Help Line. With 711, please ask the operator – who will serve as the interpreter between the caller and our staff – to call our Help Line at (800) 854-7771. For additional resources to help those living with disabilities, refer to this resource guide developed by our Access for All UsCC.

Help us spread the word about this important resource. View/download our Help Line toolkit here.


Additional helplines and resources:
Please note the below resources are not directly operated by LACDMH