You are not ALONE!

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

For help with a mental health or life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

Regional Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)


Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454 (Español)

Calaveras County Crisis Hotline: (209) 754-3239 or 800-499-3030

Text: ANSWER to 839863
Texts are answered 24/7, by a trained crisis volunteer

Suicide Prevention Resources



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

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

Know the Signs website for information:

Suicide Prevention Training Programs

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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training:

5 Hour training demonstrates how to assess a mental health crisis, provide help, and connect persons to the appropriate care by identifying common risk factors, warning signs, and prevention strategies. 

Download the Training Flyer Here


Other Resources for Suicide Prevention

Calaveras County Behavioral Health Services are closed for County Observed Holidays. For a list of the County's observed holidays please use the link below.

Calaveras County Observed Holidays