We are here to help—by telephone, by chat and by text.
Crisis Phone Numbers
If you or someone you know is in crisis or considering suicide, call us at:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE
- 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Line
916-368 3111 or 1-800-273-8255
- 24-Hour Parent Support Line
If Crisis Chat appears to be offline or busy, please call our 24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines ator 1-800-273-8255.
Crisis Chat by Text
Text the word HOPE to 916-668-iCAN (4226)
(Normal texting charges from your cell phone provider may apply.)
Crisis Chat and Texting are support services available for individuals to engage with one of our extensively trained staff. Crisis Chat and Texting are not meant for emergent life-threatening situations. If you or someone you know is in immediate suicidal crisis, call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines or 911.
Suicide Prevention Resources
- Anonymous Mental Health Screening
- Suicide Prevention Crisis Line Poster
- Suicide Prevention Crisis Line, Chat & Text Poster
- Suicide Prevention Wallet Card
- Helping Someone Who is in Suicidal Crisis
- Surviving Suicide Loss Brochure
- Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Brochure)
- LGBT Youth Fact Sheet
- African American Suicide Fact Sheet
- Youth Suicide Fact Sheet
- Caucasian American Suicide Fact Sheet
- Suicide in the United States – AAS Official Data
- Do You Want to Volunteer?
About the Crisis Center
WellSpace Health operates the region’s Suicide Prevention Crisis Line. The hotline, which is nationally accredited and a vital member of the National Lifeline network, serves Sacramento and Placer counties and many other counties in Northern California. We answer calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line receives calls from people of all ages who are feeling depressed, hopeless, alone, desperate, and sometimes considering suicide as a way to end their pain. We also respond to calls that involve emergency rescue, such as a suicide in progress, someone on the Foresthill Bridge, or calls patched in from the California Highway Patrol or other law enforcement.
A person does not have to be suicidal to talk with one of our counselors. Some of our callers are concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal. We are here to listen and understand, and offer information and resources as needed. The Crisis Lines are staffed by extensively trained, carefully selected volunteers who not only understand how a suicidal person reaches such despair, but also help the individual choose life.
This vital, life-saving program also extends beyond the phone lines to community groups, colleges, high schools and others through presentations and informational outreach.
Donations are accepted for community outreach and general operating funds.
Crisis intervention services are provided free of charge, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. Crisis line services are prioritized according to immediate need.
WellSpace Health’s Crisis Center is a regional training hub for suicide prevention skills and crisis intervention. Our staff provides two-day ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshops to train and equip people in the community to learn to recognize and estimate suicide risk, and become more effective at helping people at risk of suicide. ASIST is an evidence-based training, developed by LivingWorks.
WellSpace Health also offers customized workshops on Suicide Awareness, Lethality Assessment, and Crisis Intervention to meet the specific needs of many groups and agencies throughout the region including: high schools, colleges, therapists, hospitals, non-profits, law enforcement agencies, social workers, domestic violence centers, professionals, faith organizations, and more.
To schedule a training, please contact our program manager, Liseanne Wick, at firstname.lastname@example.org email
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services also offers multiple community outreach, education, and awareness presentations to the region upon request.
Volunteers are chosen for their sensitivity, maturity, and communication skills. No previous experience is required. Approximately 60 hours of professional training is provided in crisis intervention and communication skills. Ongoing training is provided regularly. Volunteers are asked to contribute a minimum of 200 hours over a one-year period. Professional crisis intervention training is available as a fee-based service.
If you wish to become a crisis line volunteer, please call our business office atfor the latest training information.