If you or someone you know is in crisis, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. To get connected to the Veterans Crisis Line, press 1 after dialing the number above. Veterans: You can also text 838255 or chat online here. You are not alone. There is help.
NOTE: Phone numbers and text links may open a call/SMS prompt in your respective device if you are using a mobile.
Looking for Support?
Whether you’ve served or not, you may face challenges that affect your health, relationships, and life. You don’t have to face them alone. Take the first step.
Let others know how you feel and ask for support. Looking for information, advice, or options for tackling the challenges affecting you health, relationships, and daily life is a good start. You may start with a family member or friend but you can can also consider talking with:
- Your health care provider: Ask your doctor if she/he has experience treating Veterans or if they can refer you to someone who does.
- A mental health professional like a therapist.
- Your local VA medical center or Vet Center: Locate VA resources near you.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following resources may be operating in a modified and/or reduced capacity. Please visit the sites and/or call the numbers to inquire about the availability of services.
LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
The LGBT National Hotline is for people of all ages and offers a confidential, anonymous place to talk about issues including coming out, identity, bullying, safe sex, anxiety, and other concerns.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, anonymous resource for anyone who is dealing with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. By calling or visiting the site to access their online chat service, you can talk to a specially trained counselor who understands issues that LGBTQ+ people may be facing.
Pride Institute offers inclusive recovery programs for LGBTQ+ people. They offer both residential and outpatient treatment programs for substance use and addiction. This treatment provider also offers a family therapy program, a sexual health program, mental health referrals, and telehealth options.
Pride Counseling offers online therapy to members of the LGBTQ+ communities. This service features counselors who not only specialize in helping people who are LGBTQ+, they also have experience with a range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, and interpersonal conflicts.
Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a service devoted to offering care and support to transgender people. It provides peer support from a place of experience since the organization is staffed by trans individuals.
The Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text START to 678-678
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people under the age of 25. You can reach them by phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sacramento County Mental Health Services
- Mental Health Access Team
Monday – Friday / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
24/7 for Mental Health Crisis Calls
(916) 875-1055 or toll-free (888) 881-4881
Fax: (916) 875-1190
- Hope Cooperative Peer Support Line
Peer Navigators are available and ready to listen
Monday – Friday / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Source Support Line for Youth & Caregivers: Feeling alone, stressed or sad?
Call/Text (916) 787-7678 (24/7)
- Consumer-Operated Warm Line: Just need someone to talk to? Individuals with lived experience offer supportive listening, referrals to mental health resources, and more.
Monday – Friday / 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Community Support Team: Staff support individuals with navigating mental health services, provide field-based assessments, and can refer to other community resources as needed.
Monday – Friday / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Mental Health Crisis Triage Services: Find support during a crisis through several community-based programs. Support is provided via phone, in person, and secured website. Interventions may include: in the moment support, mediation, follow-up support, information and referrals, and linkage to outpatient mental health services.
- Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic: Provides services on a walk-in basis to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse crisis.
Monday – Friday / 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last walk-in @ 7:00 p.m.)
Weekends & Holidays / 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Last walk-in @ 5:00 p.m.)
2130 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
If you or a loved one have an immediate mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse need and are contemplating using an emergency room, the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic is a resource with a team of peers, clinicians, and medical staff who can assist in a calm and supportive environment.
Make The Connection: An online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
VA Mental Health: VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more — all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters, and the general public. Check out below for resources, information on treatment, and more.
- Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Substance Use
- Suicide Prevention
Vet Centers: Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.
- Sacramento Vet Center
1111 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825-8541
- Citrus Heights Vet Center
5650 Sunrise Boulevard
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Another Choice, Another Chance Sacramento: Another Choice, Another Chance is a network of national behavioral healthcare organizations dedicated to reducing the harm caused by alcohol and drug addiction and mental health disorders among youth, adults and families.
Anxiety Treatment Centers of Sacramento, Roseville & El Dorado Hills: OCD and anxiety disorders are treatable conditions
Cal Voices: Cal Voices is dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the diverse communities of California through advocacy, education, research, and culturally relevant services. In all of its programs, Cal Voices works with individuals and families with mental health challenges to promote wellness and recovery, prevention, and improved access to services and support. Cal Voices staff strive to provide peer services that foster recovery, reduce stigma and discrimination, and improve cultural competency through self-help, education, and culturally relevant research.
- #Out4MentalHealth: A statewide project that engages LGBTQ people throughout California to develop a mental health equity agenda and offer tools and resources that address these disparities and make our shared goals a reality. If you would like assistance with improving LGBTQ mental health services in your county, please email for technical assistance. Email us to be added to an interest list and be the first to learn about new opportunities to get involved. For more information, email us.
Give An Hour: Give an Hour’s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. By harnessing the skill and expertise of volunteer professionals, we are able to increase the likelihood that those in need receive the support and care they deserve.
La Familia Counseling Center: Provides multicultural counseling, outreach and support services to low income, at-risk youth and families in Sacramento County. All of La Familia’s services are free and bilingual staff members are available to meet the needs of our diverse community.
Mental Health Association of California: Ensures that people of all ages, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, etc. who require mental health services and supports are able to live full and productive lives, receive the mental health services and other services that they need, and are not denied any other benefits, services, rights, or opportunities based on their need for mental health services.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sacramento: NAMI Sacramento is a self-supporting 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the Sacramento Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is a grassroots, self-help, volunteer support and advocacy organization of consumers, family members and friends of persons afflicted with serious brain disorders (mental illnesses), such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders.
Sierra Health Foundation: A private philanthropy that forges new paths to promote health, racial equity and racial justice in partnership with communities, organizations and leaders. The foundation is committed to reducing health disparities through convening, educating and strategic grantmaking.
Sierra Vista Hospital: A compassionate behavioral health facility and a center of support for adult and adolescent patients and their families. Since 1986, the hospital has offered clinical expertise to those suffering from behavioral health disorders or dual diagnosis. The private 171-bed facility is home to a clinical team of licensed professionals committed to providing the highest quality care. The hospital also provides inpatient alcohol detox and outpatient chemical dependency services.
Stop Stigma Sacramento: The project ultimately seeks to reduce stigma and discrimination in Sacramento County by providing mental health information, resources and support to individuals and families. By educating the community on the facts about mental illness, we can eliminate the barriers people living with mental illness experience and provide a deeper understanding about mental health issues in general.
Wounded Warrior Project: Every warrior has unique challenges and goals. That’s why the Wounded Warrior Project provides a variety of veteran programs and services to help you take the steps that are right for you.