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Suicide Prevention

If you or a loved one are currently experiencing a life-threatening situation or are considering suicide, please call 9-1-1 immediately.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (english)

1-800-628-9454 (español)

1-800-799-4889 (TTY capability)


OC Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (english)

1-877-727-4747 (español)


The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ+ youth)


or text START to 678678


OC Centralized Assessment Team

a team of trained specialists who will come to you and conduct risk assessments, initiate involuntary hospitalizations when necessary, provide resources and education, and conduct follow-up


Phone Apps

A Friend Asks

provides information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide


My 3

a space for your personal safety plan, warning signs, coping strategies, and 3 people in your life who you can turn to


To Write Love on Her Arms

a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide


ASPIRE program at Mission Hospital

an intensive 8-week outpatient program aimed to help teens who struggle with mental and emotional health and resort to unhealthy or unsafe behaviors such as substance use, self-injury, and engagement with risky peers


Erika's Lighthouse

website provides information and resources for teens with depression, and for friends/adults who want to support them


The referrals listed are not sponsored, endorsed, supported or specifically recommended by the Capistrano Unified School District or any of its employees.  The referrals are provided as a community service based on information gathered from the providers or other sources.  The District has not done any independent investigation or evaluation of any resource and does not take any responsibility for the quality or competency of the services provided.