Eliminating Stigma

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental illness, please know that you are not alone. In addition to the resources through the Sinai Temple Mental Health Center, Sinai Temple’s clergy and pastoral care team are here to support you.

Listed below are major national hotlines and crisis resources as well as selected Jewish communal resources. Some of these resources offer 24/7 crisis support, while others provide information and referrals in non-crisis situations.

Please note that these lists are not exhaustive. Visit each website for the most accurate and updated information.

Other Hotlines for Acute Crisis Support:

California Drug Helpline           (844) 289-0879

The Trevor Project*                   Text START to 678-678
* A national 24-hour, toll-free, and confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. To talk, call the Trevor Lifeline.

The Youth Alliance

National Domestic Violence Hotline CALL 1-800-799-7233 OR CHAT ONLINE

Trans Lifeline Hotline* CALL 877-565-8660
* Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers.

Teen Talk App*
* A downloadable phone app offering support for Teens by Teens.

National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673

Jewish Communal Agencies

Jewish Family Service of LA

Jewish Vocational Services of Los Angeles

Bet Tzedek Jewish Legal Services

The Blue Dove Foundation

Beit T’Shuvah: Jewish Addiction Treatment

Valley Beth Shalom Counseling Center

OK Clarity (resource for Jewish psychotherapists)

Links to Local Mental Health Agencies

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance      (800) 826-3632

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services              Centralized Intake: (888) 807-7250

The Maple Counseling Center                       (310) 271-9999 ext.219

General Resources

National Association of Mental Illness/NAMI West LA*    (310) 889-7200
* The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10am–8pm, ET. The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

* The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

* A Consortium of National Organizations dedicated to the elimination of stigma surrounding mental health awareness and services. We are a coalition of the leading mental health organizations, brands, and individuals who have joined forces to end the stigma surrounding mental health and to change the way people talk about, and care for, mental illness.*
* A national organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse and  addiction with tools and resources to start journey toward recovery.

Child Mind Institute

Family Caregiver Alliance: California Resource List

Disability Voices United*
* Webinars and town halls on issues regarding social, emotional and pandemic-related challenges for individuals and families living with physical disabilities.

Mental Health America