Mental and Emotional Help Resources

Provides telephone and texting counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and referrals to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support. Crisis counseling for people in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disasters. Assistance available in Spanish. 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Call: 1-800-985-5990. Text; TalkWithUs to 66746

For Spanish, call: 1-800-985-5990 ext 2. Text: Hablanos; 66746

Providing telephone support for those needing non-crisis response to troubles, questions, and concerns. Provides live peer listeners and community resource referrals. For Adults seeking non-crisis support and information. No fee; call is toll free. 

Available daily from 11:30am-9:30pm. Call: 1-855-582-5554.

Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Anyone thinking about suicide can call, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741-741

Both an accredited crisis line and a warmline that specializes in caring conversations for older adults (ages 60+). Providing emotional support, elder abuse reporting, well-being checks, grief support through assistance and reassurance, active suicide intervention. As well as information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.Call: 1-800-971-0016 to be connected with a trained volunteer who specializes in offering a caring ear and friendly conversation with older adults.

The Peer-Run Warm Line is a toll-free, non-emergency resource for all residents of California seeking emotional support. The Peer-Run Warm Line provides assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenged with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Call:1-855-845-7415. California residents may also receive support online through the Warm Line Chat at the following link:

Offering 4-5 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) sessions for North Complex/Bear Fire survivors, free of charge. EMDR is an evidence-based therapy for trauma that will be conducted by volunteer EMDR Therapists. Services may be arranged either online or over the phone, although the group requests that only those who cannot access the website use their phone line. To arrange EMDR sessions:
-Go online to , and under ‘For Help in Your Region’ click the sub-heading ‘Chico/Redding.’ Complete the contact form, including details about your situation in the message portion. Those who complete the form will be contacted to arrange therapy sessions with an appropriate therapist.
-For those who cannot access the website, call 530-891-6767. You will speak with an intake doctor, who will gather your information and assign a therapist. If a voicemail box is reached, please leave a detailed message including your full name, contact information, and verbal permission to contact you back for EMDR services.
-Please note: Sessions will be arranged on a first come, first serve basis.