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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. 

Contact Information

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. 

Contact Information

Isla Vista Location: 948 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista, CA 93117

Goleta Location: 281 Magnolia Ave (Floor 2), Goleta, CA 93117

Phone: (805)699-6668


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

Contact Information:

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. 

Contact Information

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. 

Contact Information

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.

Contact Information 

Santa Barbara (805) 965-2376

Santa Maria (805) 614-9160

Lompoc (805) 741-7460

Fax: (805) 963-6707

CASA Pacifica 

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. 

Contact Information 

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. 

Contact Information: 


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. 

Contact Information

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.

Contact Information

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.

Contact Information

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.

Senior Support 

Center for Successful Aging 

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.

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 898-8080

Fill out this inquiry form 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.

Contact Information

(805) 730-4098 

Office Hours:

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