Links/Resources

This page includes links to Los Angeles crisis hotlines and helplines along with eating disorders web resources. 

Hotlines:

  • Suicide/Crisis. United States National Suicide & Crisis Hotline (available to  anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day). 1 (800) SUICIDE = 1 (800) 784-2433 or 1 (800) 273-TALK = 1 (800) 273-8255 or TTY 1 (800) 799-4889.  
  • Los Angeles County Suicide & Crisis Hotline, Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center (available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day). (310) 391-1253 or 1 (877) 7CRISIS = 1 (877) 727-4747.  
  • Child Abuse. National Child Abuse Hotline (offers crisis counseling for children or adult survivors 24 hours a day). 1 (800) 4-A-CHILD = 1 (800) 422-4453.
  • Department of Child and Family Services (to report child abuse). 1 (800) 540-4000.
  • Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse. Adult Protective Services (available 24/7 for reporting suspected abuse of an elder or dependent adult). (877) 4-R-Seniors (477-3646).
  • Domestic Violence.  The Hotline (for victims of domestic violence, their families, and friends). 1 (800) 799-SAFE = 1 (800) 799-7233.
  • Rape/Abuse/Incest. Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (provides service for survivors of sexual assault 24 hours a day). 1 (800) 656-HOPE = 1 (800) 656-4673.
  • Teen Crisis.  Teen Line (teens helping teens). (310) 855-4673 or 1 (800) 852-8336.
  • Medi-Cal Helpline: LAC DMH. 1 (800) 854-7771. 

Helpful Eating Disorder Websites (selected highlights are indicated in parentheses):

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