Mental Health Resources
SLO Hotline suicide prevention and mental health crisis line provides emotional and mental health support for yourself or someone else. 24 hour Suicide and Crisis Line // (805) 783-0607
Trevor Lifeline 24 Hour LGBTQ+ youth Suicide Prevention Line // (866) 488-7386
RISE crisis hotline for dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. TOLL- FREE 24 hr. Crisis Line // (855) 886-7473
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline // 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Vets4Warriors // 1-855-838-8255 is a one-of-a-kind 24/7 peer support network. Today Vets4Warriors operates independently of the U.S. military, complementing official government resources available to service members and veterans.
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 // (805) 540-6500
- Community Resources opportunities for peer gatherings, one-on-one mentoring and personal growth
- Work Resources on-going job support services necessary for individuals with mental illnesses to choose, get and keep competitive employment, while working in jobs and environments they prefer and with the level of professional support they desire
- Housing Resources TMHA houses over 300 clients annually, and we offer programs for individuals at every level of need
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.
Community Counseling Center offers low-cost individual, family and couples therapy in San Luis Obispo // (805) 543-7969
SLO County Hospice is an incorporated 501(c)3 volunteer hospice serving San Luis Obispo County residents who are facing a life-limiting illness, end of life or grief. SLO// (805) 544-2266 NC// (805) 266-5641
Cal Poly's Campus Health & Wellbeing low cost and sliding scale fees // (805) 756-2511
CapSLO Family Support Services offers free/low cost parenting classes and programs for families, single mothers, single fathers, and families with an absent parent // (805) 541-4122 ext. 25
Resilient souls exists to compassionately care for and flourish the growth and healing for victims of trauma, abuse, and exploitation by empowering them with tools and educational programs to build their families and community into a safe haven// (805) 674-5056
Online Resources & trainings
Kognito trainings teach faculty, staff, and students to recognize mental distress, with the goal of connecting students to support services. Interactive platform with virtual simulations.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own.
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is a 1-2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources.
The Welcome Home training is a program for faculty and staff about the mental health needs of student veterans. The major objectives of the training are to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and depression so that faculty and staff can better understand how these conditions might impact student success in the classroom and on campus.
Psychology Today an online directory to help find a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist that best fits individual needs.
JED Foundation helps more teens and young adults get access to the resources and support they need to navigate life’s challenges and educates and equips families and the communities around them to know when and how to support teens & young adults.
Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out.
Active Minds advocacy and resources for mental health awareness.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Mental Health Resources Guide critical Mental Health Resources for College Students.
MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
Student Guide to Surviving Stress in College is an online resource that teaches your about the effects of stress, tips on how to combat stress and anxiety and a quiz to see how stressed you are.
savvysleeper.org: This article will break down everything you need to know about sleep health, its effects on your mental capacity, and time management tips to help you get more sleep.
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)