Ready to join California’s Mental Health Movement and make a change in your community? Looking for information for yourself or someone you care about? We’ve gathered these helpful resources from national and local organizations working to promote mental health.

Are you a mental health professional looking for even more resources? Check out the complete Each Mind Matters Program and Resource Catalogue.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Lifeline Crisis Chat: (available 24/7)
Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741

Directing Change

The Directing Change program invites high school and UC students throughout California to submit 60-second films in two categories: suicide prevention and ending the silence of mental illness. The program website offers information about the program, a wide range of educational resources for students and schools and student-produced films that can be viewed and downloaded.

Military OneSource

Service members, family members, surviving family members, service providers and leaders rely on Military OneSource for policy, procedures, timely articles, cutting-edge social media tools and support. All in one place, empowering our military community.

VA National Center for PTSD

Conducts research and provides education on the prevention, understanding and treatment of trauma and PTSD. Short whiteboard videos help explain PTSD.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health

This section of the Department’s comprehensive website contains information on self-help, finding help, and detailed info on anxiety, bipolar, depression, military sexual trauma, PTSD, schizophrenia, substance use and suicide prevention.

The Soldiers Project

Connects current and former service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, along with their families and loved ones, to free, confidential therapy from licensed mental health professionals. This project began in southern California and has a branch in Sacramento. 1-877-576-5343

NAMI Veterans and Military Resource Center

A basic description of mental health concerns, how to ask for treatment and how to transition to civilian life. Links to resources for Veterans and active duty military, families, friends and advocates.

California Association of County Veterans Service Officers

California Association of County Veterans Service Officers advocate and connect veterans regardless of the type of service or discharge. They also serve veterans’ dependents and survivors. Their page also links to other state veterans organizations, such as VFW, American Legion and CalVet. 1-844-737-8838

D-Stress Line

Provides peer support for all Marines, whether regular, reserve, Veteran or retiree, attached sailors, and their families via anonymous 24 hour counseling with clinician backup. 1-877-476-7734 or via live chat.

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Are you a mental health professional or running a mental health focused program or organization? Looking for a more in-depth listing of tools, information and resources? See Each Mind Matters Program and Resource Catalogue.