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You Could Save a Life

Pain isn't always obvious, but most suicidal people show signs that they are thinking about suicide. Warning signs can be subtle and may include increased alcohol and drug use, mood changes and withdrawal. By recognizing these signs and knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference - the power to save a life.
Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out.

Give & Get Support

24-Hour Crisis Lines

  • El Dorado County Mental Health - 530.544.2219
  • Live Violence Free - 530.544.4444
  • Tahoe Youth & Family Services - 800.870.8937
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - 800.950.6264
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.8255
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800.273.TALK (8255)
  • Text Line - Text 'tahoeyouth' to 839863

Area Resources

Barton Community Health Center - 530.543.5623
Kim Kilgore, LCSW

Barton Psychiatry - 775.589.8946
Tracy Protell, MD - Child Psychiatry
Sonia Rupp, MD - Child Psychiatry
Saul Zelan, MD - Child Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry

Telehealth Adult Psychiatry - 530.543.5867

A Balanced Life

Carson Counseling and Supportive Services

El Dorado County Mental Health

El Dorado County Alcohol And Drug Program

Family Resource Center

Hope Lutheran Church

Live Violence Free

NAMI El Dorado County - South Lake Tahoe
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI hosts a monthly Family Support Group for those with loved ones dealing with a mental health issue or co-occurring addiction issues. 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe library.

Sierra Child & Family Services

South Lake Tahoe Drug Free Coalition

South Lake Tahoe Mental Health Cooperative
Information kiosks can be found at these South Lake Tahoe locations:
  - Barton Community Health Center lobby (2201 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe)
  - Barton Family Medicine lobby (1090 Third Street, South Lake Tahoe)
  - Barton Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department (2170 South Avenue, South Lake Tahoe)
  - El Dorado County Probation and Sheriff Office (1360 Johnson Blvd, South Lake Tahoe)
  - Lake Tahoe Community College in the Commons Area (One College Way, South Lake Tahoe)
  - South Lake Tahoe Library (1000 Rufus Allen Road, South Lake Tahoe)

St. Theresa's Church

Suicide Prevention Network
Suicide Prevention Network hosts a monthly Survivors of Suicide support group, meant for those that have lost a loved one to suicide. The support group is hosted monthly on the 4th Thursday of every month at 6pm in the Barton Public Relations Office: 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 400, South Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Turning Point

Tahoe Youth & Family Services

State and National Resources

Each Mind Matters

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)