Use these mental health resources to help yourself — or anyone else

The pandemic has affected our mental health in myriad ways. Let our list of resources empower you and those around you.

Crisis Hotlines

BlackLine: Provides a space for peer support, counseling and affirming the experiences of those affected by systematic oppression, through an LGBTQ+ Black femme lens. 24/7. (800) 604-5841,

CalHope Redline: A phone, chat and video chat service providing trauma-informed support for urban Indian and tribal populations. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (888) 368-4090,

The California Peer-Run Warm Line: A nonemergency resource for anyone in California seeking mental and emotional support. 24/7. (855) 845-7415,

East Los Angeles Women’s Center: A bilingual crisis hotline for people of all…

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