SLO Hotline

What is SLO Hotline?
SLO Hotline is a confidential mental health support, crisis and suicide prevention telephone line which also provides mental health resource information. We are here for you or a family member, friend or neighbor you may be assisting - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Make the call, anytime: (800)783-0607

SLO Hotline is a valuable resource in the community, supporting the work of local government and mental health service agencies and relieving call volume for the local 911 service by taking non-emergency calls. We are an accredited crisis center, as evaluated by the American Association of Suicidology, which establishes and monitors the criteria for crisis lines in the U.S.

SLO Hotline strives to reduce stigma, to educate and inform our community about mental illness – what it is and what it is not.

SLO Hotline may refer callers with other needs to 2-1-1, the universal three digit dialing code operated locally by United Way. This is a free information and referral service which connects individuals and families with community resources.

 Who answers SLO Hotline calls?
Compassionate and well trained paraprofessional SLO Hotline volunteers and staff are available around the clock to answer your calls. Every call is confidential. Staff and volunteers’ primary goal is to listen to you, and offer the care, support or referrals to local mental health resources. We are happy to assist family members or friends who call on another’s behalf. Spanish-speaking call specialists and Language Line interpreter services are also available.

Who are the volunteers?
SLO Hotline Volunteers form the core of this service. Ranging in age from 18 to 80, they bring a diversity of experience and skills, and share a common interest in helping others. We are always in need of volunteers, so please contact us to “Be the Voice on the Other End of the Line.”

As a SLO Hotline Volunteer, you will be trained to help staff the County’s only 24-hour mental health hotline and will make a difference in the lives of youth, seniors, and families. Volunteers learn the skills required to provide emotional and mental health support, defuse crisis situations and assist in suicide prevention and intervention.

Requirements
* 18 years or older
* Open-minded
* Willingness to assist individuals of different belief systems and backgrounds than your own.

Visit our Volunteer page for an application and more information! We are happy to connect with you by phone or email with any questions you may have: (805) 540-6510 or volunteer@t-mha.org

To reach SLO Hotline, call 1-800-783-0607

You can also visit: suicideispreventable.org

Promotional Materials

PDF files: English

Hotline Flyer 8" x 11"
Hotline Poster 11" x 17"

PDF files: Spanish

Hotline Flyer 8" x 11"
Hotline Poster 11" x 17"

To request printed SLO Hotline promotional materials please contact shannon@t-mha.org or 805-540-6510.

 

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