One important harm reduction strategy is to be aware of how you’re feeling, both emotionally and physically. With that in mind, below are a range of mental health resources available locally and nationally.
Nevada County Access Line: 530-265-5811
24/7 phone number staffed by trained counselors to support individuals in crisis or people looking to access mental health services, resources and supports.
Crisis Stabilization Unit (in-person support):
155 Glasson Way Grass Valley, CA 95945
Four-bed mental health urgent care for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Located right next to the Emergency Department at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Staffed by trained counselors.
Tahoe Forest Hospital Emergency Department (in-person support): 10121 Pine Ave, Truckee, CA 96161
24/7 access to crisis counselors for people experiencing a mental health crisis through the emergency department at Tahoe Forest Hospital.
Nevada County Mobile Crisis Team: 530-265-7880
Connects to Sheriff’s Office dispatch and request the Nevada County Mobile Crisis Team. The Nevada County Mobile Crisis Team partners a trained crisis counselor with a deputy in the Sheriff’s Office to respond to mental health crises in the community.
Let’s Talk Nevada County – Resources (direct link)
Local campaign with links to a variety of mental health resources and supports, including resources for particular populations (i.e. youth resources).
SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center: 530-274-1431
276 Gates Place Grass Valley, CA 95945
SPIRIT Center is a healthy community, open at no charge to people facing challenges to their mental health. Trained peer supporters offer a holistic approach, acceptance, support, education and advocacy. Learn more at the SPIRIT website.
The Speedy Foundation
Multi-state organization with staff in Truckee provides local mental health and suicide prevention resources and trainings on their website.
State and National Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 9-8-8
24/7 National lifeline staffed by crisis counselors provides support for people in crisis or thinking about suicide:
- Press “1” for veterans crisis line
- Press “2” for Spanish crisis line
- Press “3” for LGBTQ+ crisis line (Trevor Project)
Learn more on the 988 website.
National Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741 (English) or envía un texto con la palabra “AYUDA” al 741741 (en Español)
24/7 text line connects to trained counselors who can provide support via text. Learn more at the Crisis Text website.
The Warm Line: 855-845-7415
24/7 peer-run non-emergency resource for people seeking mental health or emotional support. More information and chat option available at The Warm Line website.
The Trevor Project LGBTQ+ Hotline: 866-488-7386 or Text 678678
24/7 phone and text support for LGBTQ+ community members to connect with trained counselors. Chat also available a the Trevor Project website.
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
Peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Learn more about the hotline at TransLifeline.org.