Local Resources

988 for crisis help…

Starting on July 16, 2022, 988 is available nationwide as a number for people to call or text during a mental health, substance use or suicide crisis. Having an easy-to-remember, three digit number will help more people connect easily and quickly to trained counselors during a crisis. This is an important first step to help people in crisis and their families. What does this three-digit number mean for people in crisis?

What Changed in July?

Anyone in the U.S. can dial 988 to connect to the existing Lifeline Network, instead of the full ten-digit number (though the full number, 800-273-8255, will still work)

The Lifeline is expanded beyond only suicide to support people in a range of mental health, substance use and suicidal crises, People can also text 988 for support, another way to contact trained crisis counselors.

For an immediate safety concern, call 911

Non-emergency reporting: (877) ASK-LAPD | (877) 275-5273

  • Officer Brian Espin, Senior Lead Officer

​         email: 37430@lapd.online​ | phone: (310) 444-0730

  • Officer Mark Yunphian, Beach Patrol Officer

​         email: 43389@lapd.online

  • Officer Sami Suleiman, Beach Patrol Officer

​         email: 44453@lapd.online

  • Officer James Smaldone, Beach Patrol Officer

​         email: 44451@lapd.online

  • Jose Bermudez, Beach Patrol Officer | phone (310) 444-0737

        email: 40273@lapd.online

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – dial 988
  • The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24-hour help line – 1-800-854-7771
  • NAMI national helpline will connect callers to local support groups, recovery strategies, resource referrals and additional information – 1-800-950-6264
  • For active emergencies, please call 911.