If you or someone you know is in crisis right now and needs immediate help, call 911.
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed with stress and/or you have thoughts to harm yourself or other people, call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24/7 Access Center Helpline at 800-854-7771, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, or text "LA" to 741741 to message a Crisis Text Line counselor.
There are several support groups and organizations you can reach out to in the Los Angeles County area.
- Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)’s mental health program includes psychosocial assessments, in-home outreach counseling, community linkages, mental health First Aid trainings, and educational presentations.
- The Filipino American Service Group, Inc (FASGI) offers services to connect you with a mental health professional. Call FASGI at 213-908-5050.
- The Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers (APCTC) offers mental health services to adults, children, and youth.
- The Asian Pacific Family Center (APFC) has the Pacific Clinics Access Center with a toll-free hotline at 1-877-PC-CARES (1-877-722-2737).
- The Minority Psychology Network (MPN) “facilitates accessibility to Mental health and culturally relatable personnel for members in the minority communities,” according to MPN’s website.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization and has several Los Angeles County NAMI Chapters:
- The Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) provides "innovative mental health and rehabilitation services tailored to meet the needs of vulnerable ethnic minority populations in Southern California".
NOTE: This is not a comprehensive and complete list. We will continue to update services here.