General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Behavioral Health

Tree graphicSuicide Prevention Information and Resources 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline / Nacional de PrevenciĆ³n del Suicidio:
1-800-273-TALK (8255) (English)
1-888-628-9454 (EspaƱol)

El Dorado County Behavioral Health Division
24-Hour Crisis Phone Line - Psychiatric Emergency Services:   
(530) 622-3345 West Slope
(530) 544-2219 South Lake Tahoe

For Behavioral Health Prevention Programs and Wellness Clinics
(Adult and Children's Services):

(530) 621-6290 West Slope
(530) 573-7970 South Lake Tahoe 

Are you, a friend or loved one suicidal? Warning signs:

  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself
  • Seeking access to means
  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Feeling worthless or a lack of purpose
  • Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities
  • Feeling trapped, hopeless or desperate
  • Giving away possessions
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from family, friends or society
  • Demonstrating rage and anger or seeking revenge
  • Appearing aggitated
  • Having a dramatic change in mood

How you can help:

  • Let the person know you are concerned and willing to help
  • Express empathy for what the person is going through
  • Encourage the person to do most of the talking