Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255


Crisis Text Line

Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.


NAMI HelpLine

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M–F, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. PT for free mental health info, referrals and support.


Find a Local NAMI

The CSG Justice Center develops research-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities. Learn More


Friends Outside is a nonprofit community-based organization that has been providing programs and services to families and individuals involved in the criminal justice system since 1955. Learn More


The CAMHPRA’s manual is intended to provide accurate general information regarding legal rights. It does not constitute legal advice. Because laws & legal procedures are subject to frequent change and differing interpretations, CAMHPRA cannot ensure the information in the manual is current nor be responsible for any use to which it is put. Do not rely on this information without first consulting with an attorney or the patients’ rights office in your area regarding your particular situation. Read the CAMHPRA Manual


The American system of government is founded on two counterbalancing principles: that the majority of the people governs, through democratically elected representatives; and that the power even of a democratic majority must be limited, to ensure individual rights. Learn More


Our report on how MHSA funds are being used by counties in California. This directory for those seeking services in their county can also be used to increase access and advocate for the expansion of mental health services. Look into what your county is doing and help us shape future plans.