Suicide Prevention

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Crisis Chat and Texting are support services available for individuals to engage online with one of our extensively trained staff.
We are here to help. Crisis Chat and Texting are not meant for emergent life-threatening situations
if you or someone you know is in immediate suicidal crisis, call the 24hr Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines or 911 in emergency situations. 

If Crisis Chat appears offline or busy, please call our 24hr Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines at (916)368-3111 or 1-800-273-8255. 

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Crisis Chat by TEXT!

Text the word HOPE to 916.668.iCAN (4226)*

*normal texting charges from your cell provider may apply

Crisis Line Counselors man the phones at the 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Line and the Parent Support Line at WellSpace Health South Valley Community Health Center in Sacramento

About the Crisis Center

WellSpace Health operates the region's Suicide Prevention Crisis
Line. Nationally accredited, recognized by the California
State Office of Suicide Prevention, and a vital member of the
National Helpline network, the hotline serves Sacramento County as well as 36 counties in Northern California. We answer calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from those living within the 916, 209, 530, and 707 area codes.

The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line receives calls from people of all ages who are experiencing depression, hopelessness, alone, desperate, and sometimes considering suicide as a solution to their pain. We also receive calls that involve emergency rescue, such as a suicide in progress, or someone on the Foresthill Bridge.

A person does not have to be suicidal to talk with one of our counselors. Many of our callers are third parties who are concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal. We are here to listen and understand, and to offer information and resources as needed. The Crisis Lines are staffed by extensively trained, carefully selected volunteers who not only understand how a suicidal person reaches such despair, but also help the individual choose life.


WellSpace Health's Crisis Center is a regional training hub for suicide prevention skills and crisis intervention. Our Master Trainer staff provide 2-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshops to train and equip people in the community to learn to recognize and estimate suicide risk, and become more effective at helping people at risk of suicide. ASIST is evidence-based training, developed by LivingWorks.

WellSpace Health also offers customized workshops on Suicide Awareness, Lethality Assessment, and Crisis Intervention to meet the specific needs of many groups and agencies throughout the region including: high schools, colleges, therapists, hospitals, non-profits, law enforcement agencies, social workers, domestic violence centers, professionals, faith organizations, and more.

To schedule a training, please contact our Program Manager, Liseanne Wick at (916) 368-3118 or email


Services are provided free of charge, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. Crisis line services are prioritized according to immediate need.

Crisis intervention services are provided free of charge. Professional crisis intervention training is available as a fee-based service. Donations are accepted for community outreach and general operating funds. This vital, life-saving program also extends beyond the phone lines to community groups, colleges, high schools and others through presentations and informational outreach.

Crisis Line therapists man the phones at the 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Line and the Parent Support Line at WellSpace Health South Valley Community Health Center in Sacramento


Volunteers are chosen for their sensitivity, maturity, and communication skills. No previous experience in required. Approximately 60 hours of professional training is provided in crisis intervention and communication skills. Ongoing training is provided regularly. Volunteers are asked to contribute a minimum of 200 hours over a one year time period.

If you wish to become a crisis line volunteer, please call our business office at (916) 368-3118 for the latest training information.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or considering suicide, call us at:  

   Sacramento (916) 368-3111
   Auburn   (530) 885-2300
   Roseville   (916) 773-3111
   Lincoln   (916) 645-8866

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

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services also offers multiple community outreach, education, and awareness presentations to the region upon request.