Resources for Suicide Prevention

9-8-8 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides prevention support, training, and materials to strengthen suicide prevention efforts. Among the resources found on its website is the SPRC Library Catalog, a searchable database containing a wealth of information on suicide and suicide prevention, including publications, peer-reviewed research studies, curricula, and web-based resources.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. It promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers and serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

Dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. AFSP's activities include supporting research projects; providing information and education about depression and suicide; promoting professional education for the recognition and treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals; publicizing the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide and the need for research, prevention, and treatment; and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research, and education.

Located at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a valuable source of information and statistics about suicide, suicide risk, and suicide prevention. To locate information on suicide and suicide prevention, scroll down the left-hand navigation bar on the NCIPC website and click on "Suicide" under the "Violence" heading.

The nation's only suicide prevention organization dedicated to leveraging grassroots support among suicide survivors (those who have lost a loved one to suicide) and others to advance public policies that help prevent suicide.

A valuable resource guide on emergency assistance, warning signs & prevention of suicide in college students. This guide was designed to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want so badly to help them.

Helpful Resources After Tragic and Disastrous Events

Please know that Counseling and Psychological Services has on-call counselors available if you feel the need to talk with someone about your emotional response to these events. Please call CAPS at 562.985.4001 or walk in (Office located at Brotman Hall 226) during our office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm) to speak with a counselor.

After hours, you can call our phone number to speak with a phone counselor if you feel you are in crisis.


Disaster Distress Hotline: 1.800.985.5990 
Or text TalkWithUs to 66746 
Immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The hotline is a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

2.1.1 (dial in any county in California for local referrals)
Free confidential referral and information helpline that provides information about local community resources including counseling and mental health. 

U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services:
Contact if you are concerned about loved ones living or traveling in France. (U.S. citizens)

Counseling and Psychological Services: 562.985.4001
Brotman Hall Room 226

Staff and Faculty Assistance Program:  562.985.7434
A free, confidential resource to help you resolve personal, family, or work-related problems. By appointment only.

Center for International Education:  562.985.4106
Brotman Hall 201

Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma (PDF)

Disaster Helpline Brochure (PDF)