Do you feel alone, overwhelmed or hopeless? Are you or someone you know thinking about suicide? Crisis services provide immediate emotional support and resources to people in distress and their worried family and friends.
Suicide Prevention Crisis Line
Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Crisis Line is a leading member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 (the previous number, 1-800-273-8255, will continue to function and will route calls to 988 indefinitely). We are currently the only center in the national network with English- and Spanish-speaking crisis counselors 24/7. We also have Korean-speaking counselors during peak evening hours (4:30pm to 12:30am PT, 7 days per week) at 877-727-4747.
Crisis Chat provides secure and confidential online support for those who are unable to use the phone or who prefer to connect to a counselor via web chat.
CrisisText and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support
People who are deaf or hard of hearing and who need support in a crisis can text for help by texting the word “HEARME” to 839863. The service is available 24/7.
Our crisis counselors answer the Teen Line (310-855-4673) outside of Teen Line’s operating hours of 6pm – 10pm PT.
Disaster Distress Helpline
We are the only center in the nation who takes calls on the national Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990. Victims of natural or manmade disasters can get support and resources 24/7 from the Helpline.
We offer follow-up services to high-risk callers and those recently discharged from local hospitals after a suicide attempt. In partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Crisis Response Team, our Suicide Response Team will go to the scene of a suicide to provide immediate comfort or support.
Suicide Prevention Chat Portal
Click here to chat with a Crisis Counselor:
If it was not for the lady I spoke to yesterday…I was in a very bad place. Thank you so much, thank you.
They kept me alive. I don’t know how I would have survived without them.
When I hit my lowest point, Didi Hirsch was my lifeline.