Suicide Prevention

The first thing to understand about suicide is it is not necessary, a person's emotional pain is not always obvious - even to themselves, and it is preventable. Here are some resources to get help.

Click this image for a short video, then visit the web sites listed below.

Suicide Prevention Video

Some External Resources

Partnership Between the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Facebook

Report Suicidal Content posted by a friend to Facebook. The person who posted the suicidal comment will receive an e-mail from Facebook encouraging them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or to click on a link to begin a confidential chat session with a crisis worker.

Get more information on the partnership.

Click to Chat Online 5 p.m.–1 a.m. EST (Monday through Friday)

Note: Links to other organizations are provided solely as a service to you. These links are not an endorsement by the County of Ventura. We do not control information on these links. 




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Resources to Get Help

Ventura County Behavioral Health

The Crisis Team


Children's Intensive Response Team

(for children and youth to 21 years old)


If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call:

Click here for national suicide hotline

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce esta en una crisis por favor llame a la:

Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036