Suicide Prevention

Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline
Need Help? We Care!
Toll-Free: 1-855-278-4204
Available 24 hours/7 days. 

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

The Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline available 7 days a week for phone intervention and emotional support by highly trained volunteer Crisis Phone Counselors to help individuals who are experiencing:
  • different forms of crisis
  • emotional or situational distress
  • a need for ongoing support
  • varying degrees of mental illness
  • a need for general information or referrals


QPR (Question~Persuade~Refer) Suicide Prevention Online Course

Ask a Question, Save a Life
Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) for suicide prevention is a FREE one-hour training available to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives or works in Santa Clara County. QPR training is an online course to learn the signs of suicide, and what to do to help prevent this most preventable of deaths. QPR, modeled after CPR training, is an emergency response to someone in crisis. You will learn about myths and facts related to suicide; warning signs of suicide; how to ask the right questions; how to persuade someone in crisis to seek help; and to refer them to resources.
To learn more about this training for groups/employees/volunteers please contact the Suicide Prevention Program click here to sign up.

Know the Signs Pain Isn’t Always Obvious


1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Trevor Lifeline

A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


SPARK Talks: Person-Centered Care in Suicide Prevention

Speaker: John Draper, PhD, Director, Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network (2014).

Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s SPARK Talks are Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement who describe a new development or direction in the field that can have an impact on the burden of suicide.