Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

You are not alone!

If you or someone you love is in crisis, please reach out for help.


If this is a true emergency, please dial 911.

If you are struggling, please Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR Nacional de PrevenciĆ³n del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454 (EspaƱol).

Calaveras County also has a 24/7 Crisis Hotline. Please call: (209) 754-3239 or 800-499-3030.

You may also text: ANSWER to 839863. Texts are answered 24/7, by a trained crisis volunteer, at the Crisis Call Center.


Are you, a friend, or loved one suicidal? 

Here are some warning signs:

  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself
  • Seeking access to means
  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
  • Feeling trapped, hopeless, worthless or desperate
  • Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities
  • Giving away possessions
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from family, friends or society

Visit the Know the Signs website for more information:

How you can help:

  • Let the person know you are concerned and willing to help
  • Express empathy for what the person is going through
  • Listen non-judgmentally

Suicide Prevention training programs are offered to the community, at no cost:

  • Question, Persuade, Refer-(QPR) training: 1 hour gatekeeper training to recognize a crisis and warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.  For more information, click here.
  • Mental Health First Aid training: An 8-hour course to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, provide help, and connect persons to the appropriate care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. The warning signs of suicide, as well as prevention strategies, are also addressed. For more information, click here.


For more information on suicide prevention, please visit the following links: