Help, Information, Resources, Publications
Help, Resources, Information, and Publications Portal
If you or a loved one is dealing with serious mental illness, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the resources we link-to on this page. What follows is an annotated contents list for the the various sub-pages of this section.
Click on the links in each section to access the relevant pages.
Please note, this navigation page is updated by volunteers. Please, notify the webmaster about bad links, out of date or incomplete information, and other issues.
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Emergencies: call 911 or use a hotline?
Call 911, if you are experiencing a family emergency that puts you, your loved one, or others in immediate danger. If you do not need the police at this time, use a crisis hot line, not 911!
911 Calling Tips
In a serious mental health emergency it may become necessary to call 911. The following linked information is meant to help you prepare for such an emergency.
Get the most help and the safest response for you and your loved one by learning: how to be prepared for calling 911; what to say to the emergency operator; and how to best interact with emergency responders such as sheriffs, police, firemen, paramedics, field social workers, and crisis intervention teams.
LAPD’s Community Mental Health Resource Guide Brochure
Hot Lines: lists telephone access numbers for live help, including suicide prevention lines, crisis lines, and mental health emergency lines. Review this page before an emergency and print out a copy that you can access easily in the event of a crisis or emergency.
Substance Abuse Disorders
Substance Abuse Disorders Help: Los Angeles County offers free screenings, referrals, and treatment options.
Criminal Law Resources
Dealing with Arrest:
Civil Law Resources: Conservatorship, Health Care Parity, Assisted Outpatient Programs (Laura’s Law)