Suicide Crisis Line - 800-273-8255 serving Orange County

If you are feeling suicidal, or someone you know is thinking about suicide,
call our 24-hour suicide crisis line.

We listen. We care. We can help you explore alternatives to suicide.

English- and Spanish-speaking crisis counselors
available 24/7

Korean-speaking counselors
4:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. nightly

You also can access chat services by clicking here.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing can text HEARME to 839863 (more info)

We have provided Orange County with free and confidential crisis counseling for almost 50 years and take more than 5,000 calls from the region annually.  With the help of our community partners, we connect callers with local resources for mental health counseling, substance abuse programs and other basic services.

Orange County Hotline

  • Trained volunteer counselors
  • All calls are confidential
  • Emergency services for persons in immediate danger
  • English- and Spanish-speaking counselors 24/7
  • Korean-speaking counselors nightly
  • Vietnamese, Arabic and other languages available
  • Local referrals given

Each year in Orange County about 2,700 people intentionally harm themselves and about 300 end their lives by suicide.

Orange County Suicides in 2011

  • 73% were men
  • 50% were between the ages of 45-59
  • 3% were teens
  • 11% were ages 70+

Orange County Suicide Attempts in 2011

  • 62% of attempters were female
  • Highest number in age group 18-24
  • Attempts cost OC emergency departments $45 million

Ethnic breakdown of OC suicides

  • 79% Caucasian
  • 12% were Asian/Pacific Islanders
  • 6% were Hispanic
  • 1% African American

Click here for warning signs and risk factors.

Funded by the County of Orange Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention and Intervention Division, Mental Health Services Act/Prop. 63.