Emergency Crisis Hotlines:

SLO Hotline
24 hour Suicide and Crisis Line:  (800) 549-4499
Suicide prevention and mental health crisis line provides emotional and mental health support for yourself or someone else.

Trevor Lifeline

24 Hour LGBT Suicide Line: (866) 488-7386
LGBT youth suicide prevention hotline.

TOLL- FREE 24 hr. Crisis Line: Contact (855) 886-7473

Mental Health Agencies:

SLO County Mental Health Services
mental health treatment services for youth, adults, and senior citizens to help with family, personal, or psychiatric issues.
(805) 781-4700
(800) 838-1381

Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA)
nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community and family support services.
Phone: (805) 540-6500

SLO County Drug and Alcohol Services 
variety of services and programs to help people with drug and alcohol problems, including public walk-in clinics, prevention programs, youth and adult programs, and court-mandated programs.
(805) 781-4275

More drug and alcohol links on the Addiction and Recovery page.

Personal Counseling:

Community Counseling Center 
offers low-cost individual, family and couples therapy in San Luis Obispo.
(805) 543-7969

Low cost and sliding scale fees
(805) 756-2511

CaplSLO Family Support Services offers free and low cost parenting classes and programs for families, single mothers, single fathers, and families with an absent parent. 
Contact: (805) 541-4122 ext. 25


Support Groups:

  • Support Groups Directory (805) 549-8989

  • Eating Disorder Referrals (805) 549-8989

  • AIDS Support Network (805) 781-3660

  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Central Coast - GALA:  (805) 541-4252

  • Hospice:
    (805) 544-2266 or dial 211  (SLO)
    (805) 434-1164 or dial 211 (North County)

Information and Education Links:

Psychology Today  an online directory to help find a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist that best fits individual needs.  

JED Foundation:

Know the Signs:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Active Minds:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

Mental Health Resources Guide:

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