Mental Health Resources
In the case of a physical or mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Lifeline provides free 24/7 confidential support for people in distress open 7 days a week. They also help individuals find long-term prevention and resources for mental health.
Hotline: 1-800-273- 8255
Crisis Text Line: Text COURAGE to 741741 and receive immediate responses.
Acacia Counseling and Wellness
Acacia provides counseling and psychological services to local students and community members. They primarily see insured individuals in Isla Vista and Goleta.
Isla Vista Location: 948 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista, CA 93117
Goleta Location: 281 Magnolia Ave (Floor 2), Goleta, CA 93117
Monday - Friday | 8am-6pm
Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness
For all Santa Barbara county residents and those who are also non-insured, Behavioral Wellness offers classes, programs, and counseling to individuals with mental health, and or alcohol and substance abuse conditions. They offer services for adults, children, and transition-age youth.
County Behavioral Wellness also offers Headspace, a mediation app, at no cost. Sign up here.
315 Camino del Remedio
Santa Barbara 93110
Phone: (805) 681-5220
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 888-868-1649
Fax: (805) 681-5262
Santa Barbara 211
This service offers a directory for mental health crisis intervention hotlines. These are all free and available 24/7 in multiple languages. To search the directory click the link above to find more information on specific hotlines catered towards adults, teens, youth, and anyone looking to receive help with a mental health crisis.
Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance.
If out of the area or unable to connect to 2-1-1, dial 800-400-1572.
Crisis Support Services (CSS)
CSS provides crisis prevention and intervention counseling to individuals who have developmental disabilities. All calls are returned as quickly as possible. If you have not received a response within 5-10 minutes, call again to ensure your message was received by the CSS Team.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-953-9593
CALM is a nonprofit that provides trauma-informed programs and services that effectively treat child abuse and promote healing. Services are provided to all in both Spanish and English, at a sliding scale or free of charge if needed; no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. To refer someone, visit their website and fill out the referral form offered in both English and Spanish. For self-referrals, individuals are encouraged to call the office.
Santa Barbara (805) 965-2376
Santa Maria (805) 614-9160
Lompoc (805) 741-7460
Fax: (805) 963-6707
Casa Pacifica serves all Santa Barbara County children and youth 20 years old and under. Casa Pacifica offers adolescent and family services designed to treat victims of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, homelessness, and other behavioral and mental health issues. CASA Pacifica also offers a program called Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY), which provides children crisis services in collaboration with CARES (Crisis and Recovery Emergency Services) SAFTY provides quick and accessible service to families by providing specialized crisis intervention, in-home support, and linkage to County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services or other appropriate services. The SAFTY mobile crisis response service is available from 8am to 8pm daily and can be contacted by calling their crisis hotline at: 1-888-334-2777.
115 South La Cumbre Lane, Suite 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 366-4040
SAFTY mobile crisis response: 1-888-334-2777
SBTan is an advocacy group focusing on trans affirming education, services, support, and spaces in Santa Barbara County. The SB Transadvocacy Network meets on the 1st of each month online over zoom. Their goal is to create a safe support network where individuals can find a community and receive access to trans approved physicians and counseling.
STESA (Stand Together to End Sexual Assault)
STESA provides confidential counseling and support services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. In partnership with STESA, the Survivor Resource Center is available in Isla Vista.
433 E. Cañon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 963-6832
24-hour hotline (805) 564-3696
Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS)
DVS provides safety, shelter, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and collaborates with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence, and impact.
Non-Emergency: (805) 963-4458
24-hour Crisis Line (805) 964-5245
Call 911 if you are in immediate danger
Santa Barbara Response Network (SBRN)
SBRN mobilizes caring volunteers with training in psychological first aid and how to provide compassionate social support in the aftermath of tragic events. This is not a counseling or mental health program, and instead, it focuses on empowering people whose resilience is being affected by trauma.
Phone: (805) 699-5608
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), via text message: 435748 (HELP4U), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
Also visit the online treatment locator.
The Center for Successful Aging is dedicated to helping seniors in need in the greater Santa Barbara Community. Their mission is to promote the social, physical, emotional and spiritual life of seniors and families in our Santa Barbara community.
Phone: (805) 898-8080
Fill out this inquiry form
Caring.com is an online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
For UCSB Students: CAPS
Counseling and Psychological services on campus offer peer mentor counseling, as well as access to appointments with a licensed psychologist. To make an appointment to speak with someone you can call 1 (800)-273- TALK and press 2 to speak with a counselor.
24 hr crisis hotline: 808-893-4411
For SBCC Students: SBCC The Well
Call to make an appointment or stop by during office hours in Student Services 170 to schedule an appointment for medical services, personal counseling, questions, or concerns about alcohol or substances.
Mon & Thurs: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tues & Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Additional Crisis Hotlines
- Child Abuse/Child Welfare Services at 800-367-0166
- Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services at 844-751-6729
- Veterans Crisis Hotline at 800-273-8255
- LGBTQ Youth Hotline at 866-488-7386
- Animal Abuse/Santa Barbara Animal Services at 805-681-5285