Regional Suicide Prevention Hotlines

CalMHSA manages the contracts for providers in different parts of the state to operate 24/7 suicide prevention hotlines that serve multiple counties:

  • Central ValleyThe Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline is operated by Kings View Behavioral Health and provides specialized support and outreach to seven contributing counties: Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tulare.
  • Northern Valley: Suicide Prevention of Yolo County operates the Northern Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline, supporting the counties of Butte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Nevada, Shasta, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

Hotline Services

  • Operating the hotline 24/7 with best practices for suicide crisis response
  • Maintaining American Association of Suicidology accreditation
  • Providing volunteer training and supervision
  • Conducting community outreach and maintaining hotline website
  • Quarterly and monthly call data reports

Program Details

Lead Staff:

Jessica Watts

Senior Program Manager

Email: [email protected]

Participating Counties:

Butte, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Shasta, Stanislaus, Sutter/Yuba, Tulare, Yolo