Signs of Stress
Signs of Depression
Steps To Control Stress
Learn How to Manage Stress
Talking about problems is a good way to relieve stress. Choose someone you can be honest with, and then share your problems and discuss solutions with them.
Learn how to recognize stressors. These might be a tightening of the neck and shoulders, stomach problems, or changes in behavior or relationships. The body is equipped with a complex system that give warning signs when the stress level is too high.
Look at the list of things that cause you stress and think about how serious each of them really is. Pick out things that no one can control, such as prices and the weather. Then, when feeling stressed, evaluate the cause. Is it something minor or something you have no ability to control?
When dealing with a major problem, try to break it down into smaller parts. If the barn needs repair, pick out one job and concentrate on getting it done. Once that task is completed, go on to the next one.
Schedule the time realistically. Don’t try and squeeze more work into a day than can be completed.
Take occasional short breaks from work. A few minutes will provide a refreshing start at the job.
Learn how to relax. Sit back in a chair and concentrate on relaxing tense muscles.
Develop other interests that will help you forget about your problems for a while. Go to a movie or get involved in sports, hobbies, or crafts.
Consider outside help, such as counseling or group clinics. Visit the web links in the resources section of this web page or call your county Health Department or Mental Health Association.
Take Care of Yourself
Farm Safety Association, Unit 22, 340 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ontario, Phone: 519-823-5600
Mona Lee Brock, Crisis Line Coordinator, Ag-Link, Farmers Union Foundation, P.O. 24000, Oklahoma City, OK 73124, Phone: 800-AG8-LINK (800-248-5465)
American Heart Association
The Best Defense is Common Sense
While the U.S. food supply is among the safest in the world, food safety remains a serious public health concern. American consumers want variety, quality, nutritional value, and safe food at a reasonable cost. But most are unaware that they possess the most important tool in the prevention of food-related illnesses or injuries – common sense. Quite simply, proper handling in the home will help keep food safe from contaminants, and remember:
Keep it Clean
Aim for a healthy weight and be physically active every day
A healthy weight is key to a long, healthy life. Over time, even a small decrease in calories eaten and a small increase in physical activity can keep you from gaining weight or help you lose weight. Engage in 30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity most days of the week. Make physical activity a regular part of your routine. Moderate physical activity is any activity that requires about as much energy as walking 2 miles in 30 minutes.
Build a healthy base
Use the Food Guide Pyramid to guide you so that you get the vitamins, minerals, energy, and other healthful substances from foods your body needs each day. Make grains, especially whole grains, fruits, and vegetables the foundation of your meals. This forms a base for good nutrition and health.
Heart disease is America’s number one killer and is caused by a buildup of cholesterol, plaque and other fatty deposits in the heart’s arteries. When they become clogged so blood flow gets blocked, a heart attack can occur. Half of all Americans have cholesterol levels that are too high. You can reduce cholesterol by eating healthful foods, losing weight if you need to and exercising. Your doctor and nurses can help you set up a plan for reducing cholesterol.
You can reduce your risk of heart attack. Start by becoming aware of your risk factors – the personal characteristics and habits that increase your chances of developing heart disease. Some you can’t change or control; some you can, by making a few changes in your daily habits.
What should I eat?
Low-fat, low-cholesterol foods including:
What should I limit?
If you’re not in the habit of being physically active, the time to start is now. You can reduce high blood pressure, lose weight and reduce your cholesterol level when you’re physically active.
Warning signals of a heart attack
Have you ever had a burning sensation in your chest and wondered if you were having a heart attack or heartburn? About a fourth of all heart attack victims die within one hour of their symptoms, because most of them don’t get to the hospital in time. If you guess your chest pain is a bad case of indigestion, you could be gambling with your life. It’s best to be safe and see your doctor.
There are ways to distinguish the two conditions:
Excessive, stress can cause serious strain on the heart. Below are some ways to reduce stress:
If you think you are having a heart attack, don’t wait! Call 911 or your emergency medical system immediately and get to a hospital.
How can I learn more?
Talk to your doctor, nurse or health care professional. Or call your local American Heart Association at (800) 242-8721. If you have high cholesterol, members of your family may also be at high risk for it. It’s very important for them to make changes now.
Information provided by the American Heart Association More information is available on their Web site located at www.americanheart.org.
When the strong winds and hot dry days of summer lead to wildfires, don’t assume that a fire engine will be able to save your home, family, business and possessions from damage or loss. 1999 was the fifth worst fire season in California. Thousands of acres of wildland and hundreds of homes and buildings were destroyed, much of which could have been saved with proper fire prevention. (Information provided by the California Fire Safe Council)
Prevention on the outside
Be sure to carry out certain fire protection measures before a fire starts:
Prevention on the inside
The first few minutes of a fire are the most critical for saving your home or business.
Hay fires: causes & prevention
Farm & ranch safety rules
California fire safe council
Utilizing the combined expertise, resources and distribution channels of its members, the Fire Safe Council fulfills its mission to preserve California’s natural and manmade resources by mobilizing all Californians to make their homes, neighborhoods and communities fire safe.
Since its formation in April 1993, the Council has united its diverse membership to speak with one voice about fire safety. The Council has distributed fire prevention education materials to industry leaders and their constituents, evaluated legislation pertaining to fire safety and empowered grassroots organizations to spearhead fire safety programs.
California Farm Bureau along with 50 public and private organizations comprise the membership of the California Fire Safe Council.
Fire classes: easy as A-B-C and D
Fires are categorized into four main classes as follows:
Five fatal fire facts
Springtime “fall” quiz
(Information provided by the National Safety Council.)
Taking the mystery out of implements of husbandry (And Other Agricultural Vehicular Equipment)
“Taking the Mystery out of Implements of Husbandry” Download PDF (57KB)
This summary is designed to identify different types of agricultural vehicular equipment as defined by the California Vehicle Code (VC). The VC distinguishes between implements of husbandry, farm vehicles, farm trailers and certain other trailers.
These are just some of the laws that may apply to you. For more information, consult the state Vehicle Code or contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Implements of Husbandry
Exemptions: An implement of husbandry is exempt from registration, brakes, lights, size limitations (within specific guidelines and with the exception of weight) and identification plates when incidentally operated or moved over a highway.
Definition: An implement of husbandry is a vehicle used exclusively in the conduct of agricultural operations. An implement of husbandry does not include a vehicle whose existing design is primarily for the transportation of persons or property on a highway, unless specifically designated as such by some other VC provision. [VC § 36000]
Examples: The term implement of husbandry includes, but is not limited to:
Other Farm Vehicles
Exemption from Registration: These farm vehicles are exempt from registration only and are subject to all equipment and device requirements as if registered. Except as noted, they are not deemed to be implements of husbandry. Identification plates are mandatory.
Exemptions: These farm trailers (if they have a gross vehicle weight of 6,000 pounds or less) are exempt from registration, brakes and lights. Identification plates are mandatory.
(Note: Empty bins, pallets, and tiedown straps are not considered a load when transported within the parameters of agricultural operations. The total outside width of any of these items may not exceed 102 inches. [VC § 36017])
Exemptions: These trailers are exempt from registration, brakes, lights and identification plates. Size limitations apply.
A trailer or semitrailer owned and used exclusively by a farmer to haul his own implements of husbandry, a portable sanitary facility, or tools used exclusively for the production or harvesting of agricultural products. [VC § 36105]
This brochure was produced by the California Farm Bureau Federation’s Rural Health and Safety Committee as a service to Farm Bureau members in California. To order, contact CFBF Rural Health and Safty Progranm (916) 561-5590.
Rules of the road
Avoid tipping over
Load and unload safely
Safe pruning is no accident
By Rural Health and Safety Program
As farmers prepare their trees and vines for the season, safety officials remind them that safe pruning requires proper perspective as well as preparation.
More than 60,000 people were injured by pruning, trimming or chainsaw equipment in 1997. In the year prior, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than 150,000 workdays were lost due to injuries from cuts or punctures. About a fourth of those could have been prevented by the use of protective gloves to shield arms, wrist, hands and fingers. Proper clothing should also be worn to protect the rest of the body.
Though reports of deaths from agricultural machinery have decreased in the last decade, deaths from falls have remained virtually unchanged. More than 10,000 Americans in 1998 were killed by falls. About 4 percent of those were ag-related. Ladder safety plays a vital role in the prevention of deaths as a result of pruning activities.
There are many ways farmers and their employees can be safe while performing various pruning tasks. The following safety checklist addresses some, but certainly not all hazards associated with this dangerous activity:
Protect the head, limbs, eyes, ears and lungs
Look out for
Prevent exhaustion or dehydration
Protect the skin
(Safe pruning and other safety materials are available from the FELS Ag Training Series in either English or Spanish. For more information contact George Daniels at 800-753-9073 or e-mail email@example.com)
Farm shop safety
By CFBF Rural Health and Safety Program
Maintenance and repair shops are critical for farm operations, but are potentially dangerous places to work. Horseplay and practical jokes can not be tolerated. Don’t use any tool or piece of equipment unless you have been adequately trained. Inspect tools before using them. Accidents can be prevented by adhering to warning signs and practicing good housekeeping which include:
Make sure work areas are swept and spills cleaned up after each job. Slippery floors caused by spilled grease, gasoline and water are among the most common causes of accidents. Wear shoes or boots with a heavy tread to prevent slipping. Also, use the proper step ladders or stepping stools to reach tools or supplies on upper shelves. Never climb on lower shelves, boxes or chairs.
Use Proper Lifting Techniques (See also below)
Keep your back aligned while you lift, maintaining your center of balance, and letting the muscles in your legs do the actual lifting.
Wear Protective Equipment
Electrical Injury Prevention
Don’t stand on a wet floor while using an electrical appliance. Even using an electrical drill with sweaty hands increases the potential for electrical shock. Ensure electrical equipment is properly grounded. If the plug is not double insulated, there must be a third prong for grounding.
Store flammable and combustible materials away from sources of heat. When not in use, flammable liquids must be stored in covered containers. Never throw water on a grease or electrical fire. This will cause the fire to spread.
Learn the different types of extinguishers and how to use them. Also, take the time to learn where all the fire extinguishers and exits are located.
Techniques for safe lifting
Back injuries are the most common types of injury in the workplace, causing approximately 900,000 disabling injuries in 1995. Over half of these injuries are from lifting. Back injuries may be difficult to treat and may have lengthy and expensive rehabilitation times.
The National Safety Council recommends a number of ways to prevent unintentional back injuries:
Stay flexible: it’s an easy stretch
Muscles that are tight and stiff are a chronic problem for farmers and their employees. Physicians recommend regularly flexing muscles and moving joints through the full range of motion to prevent tightening. Stretching can also help a person limber up, feel younger and reduce the risk of injury on the job.
You’re never too old to stretch. Flexibility can be regained and maintained through daily stretching exercises. Older people who stretch regularly can be just as flexible as younger people.
Basic stretches should focus on the body’s major muscle groups, which include: calf muscles, thigh muscles, hamstring muscles, hip muscles, low-back muscles, neck and shoulders. Don’t “stretch the muscle until it hurts,” only to the point of mild discomfort – not pain – and hold the position for 30 seconds. Relax and breathe deeply while you’re stretching.
You shouldn’t stretch “cold” – that is without some type of warm-up. Unlike what you may have been taught in school, stretching shouldn’t come first. Warm up by walking while gently pumping your arms or do a low intensity exercise for a few minutes. Also, don’t stretch strained muscles – you could cause further harm. Ask your doctor or a fitness professional to help you design a stretching program that’s right for you.
(Shop safety and other safety resource materials are available from FELS in English or Spanish. For more contact: George Daniels at 800-753-9073 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Slow 2 B safe
Slow-moving vehicle emblems must be in place.
Light your farm equipment properly.
Obey all traffic laws.
Watch out and slow down for turns and curves.
20 mph is the maximum speed for towed equipment without brakes.
Be sure tractor is properly counterweighted and attachments are secure.
Sunrise to sunset is the safest time to move farm equipment on public roads.
Always be sure brake pedals are locked together and brakes are properly adjusted.
Fit tractors with rollover protective structures and always wear a seat belt.
Each time you hitch, make sure the tractor matches its load.
Tractor safety — a crucial part of the job
Farm tractors provide the primary source of power on many farms, and are also involved in a high proportion of fatalities and severe injuries. It’s important to apply common sense when operating all farm equipment and vehicles, but implementing a basic tractor safety program on your farm operation is critical in preventing work-related injuries.
Start by developing a “safety first” attitude. Follow safe work practices at all times and set a good example for others. Remember that safe tractor use is a function of operator knowledge and skill.
ATV safety tips
All-Terrain Vehicles have become popular for work and recreation on many farms and ranches. Along with their rise in popularity there has been a reported increase in serious injuries and deaths, which are primarily from improper use. Make ATV safety a priority on your farm or ranch. Below are ways to prevent injuries or death as a result of improper ATV use. For training or more information, call 1-800-887-2887.
What is an on-site CAL/OSHA consultation?
Employers in California who want help in identifying and correcting safety and/or health hazards in their workplace can obtain the free, on-site technical assistance of consultants from the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service. Although enforcement and consultation are both functions of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), the Consultation Service is separate and distinct from the enforcement branch.
Cal/OSHA Consultation Service’s voluntary assistance program helps employers solve safety and health problems in the workplace through cooperative efforts instead of enforcement. A consultation visit is never automatic or unexpected—an employer must request it.
During an on-site consultation, consultants do not issue citations or assess penalties for work practices or conditions noted that violate state occupational safety and health standards. However, an employer does have a legal obligation to eliminate any hazard of which he/she becomes aware.
There is also protection for employers who use the Consultation Service. Neither the employer’s identity, nor reports or correspondence resulting from on-site consultations, are available to DOSH enforcement offices for use in scheduling routine compliance inspections.
Another important feature of the consultation program is that employers with fixed facilities who have 250 or fewer employees can now exempt themselves from routine DOSH compliance inspection for one year—if they have had a full Cal/OSHA Consultation Service survey and are actively participating in a voluntary compliance program.
Although assistance from the Consultation Service is available to all California employers, when scheduling consultations priority is given to requests from smaller businesses, and from companies in high-hazard industries.
The Cal/OSHA Consultation Service is staffed with experienced professional safety engineers and industrial hygienists, who can survey a workplace with a critical eye and apply their expertise in identifying and eliminating occupational hazards, taking into consideration the special problems or unique operations of a firm.
A consultation is not necessarily limited to a physical survey of a workplace to uncover violations of the Cal/OSHA standards. The consultant can also analyze work practices and point out those that are likely to result in employee illness or injury.
The consultant may also recommend preventive measures to improve a firm’s occupational injury and illness record—such as labor-management safety and health committees, poster displays, training programs to alert employees to hazards, ongoing employee safety and health meetings.
Usually a consultation invloves
Emplyer request for consultation
An employer may request assistance from any of the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service offices throughout the state by telephone, letter, or in person.
The request may be for a complete review of the firm’s safety and health conditions, for assistance or information concerning a specific problem, or both. The assigned consultant will contact the employer, usually by telephone, to listen to the employer’s needs and to set up a time and date for the on-site consultation.
When the consultant arrives at the worksite for the scheduled visit, he/she reviews with the employer the role of the Consultation Service in providing the requested assistance. The consultant explains the relationship between the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and federal OSHA. The employer is advised of his/her obligation to protect employees if serious hazard conditions are identified by the consultant during the survey.
The consultant also suggests that an employee representative participate in the walkthrough of the workplace. Informed and alert employees can more easily work with the employer in an ongoing job safety and health program to identify and correct potential injury and illness hazards.
The employer is expected to allow the consultant to confer with employees as needed during the course of the walkthrough, because a worker’s description of a particular job or operation may reveal a potential hazard associated with a process or work practice that might otherwise be overlooked.
Together the employer or his/her representative, an employee representative if provided, and the consultant examine conditions in the workplace. In particular, the consultant studies specific conditions or operations indicated by the employer.
Where appropriate, the consultant also points out safety or health risks that might not be covered by the Cal/OSHA standards, yet nevertheless pose safety or health risks to employees.
In a complete review of a company’s operations, the consultant looks for mechanical and physical hazards by examining the condition of the buildings and grounds, building floors, stairs, exits, and fire protection. The consultant reviews the facility’s layout and checks for: adequate space in aisles and between machines, storage conditions, equipment such as forklifts, control of electrical hazards and proper application of machine guards.
The consultant evaluates the measures being used to limit employee exposure to environmental hazards such as toxic substances, corrosives, and especially airborne contaminants. The consultant also examines the use of personal protective equipment and notes any problems that employees may face from exposure to noise, vibration, extreme temperatures, unusual lighting and other working conditions.
Where appropriate, the consultant takes samples for laboratory analysis to determine airborne or surface contaminants, or toxic components of materials used in the workplace.
Work practices, including use, care and maintenance of hand tools and portable power tools, and general housekeeping are also reviewed.
The consultant will want to discuss ongoing programs for employee training, safety and health orientation and procedures, and maintenance and repair of equipment.
Management and employee attitude toward safety and health are evaluated, as well as current injury and illness data. The consultant may also review records or minutes of safety and health committees, safety and health meetings, and any in-plant safety and health inspection programs.
In rare instances, the consultant may find during the walkthrough a situation that poses an imminent danger to employees. In such cases, the consultant advises the employer of the need to take immediate action to protect affected employees.
Following the walkthrough, the consultant and employer meet in a closing conference, during which the consultant reviews with the employer any new practices that need to be established and those currently being used that are not effective. The employer and consultant discuss problems, possible solutions, and correction methods or means to control any hazards that may have been identified during the walkthrough.
If hazards judged to be serious violations under Cal/OSHA criteria are found, the consultant works with the employer to develop a mutually acceptable plan and schedule to eliminate or control those hazards.
Consultants can offer general approaches and options, and when appropriate, suggest sources for additional technical assistance. Cal/OSHA consultants are not allowed to provide any in-depth engineering or design services themselves. The consultant may offer suggestions for establishing or strengthening the company’s safety and health program – including such aspects as employee training, supervision, safety and health committees, and a variety of ways to promote safety and health.
Follow-through & correction
Following the closing conference, the consultant will send the employer a written report that explains the findings and confirms the correction periods agreed upon, when applicable.
The consultant may also contact the employer from time to time to check on the progress being made in correcting any unsafe condition found. The employer, of course, is free to contact the consultant for additional assistance at any time.
Ultimately, the law does require the employer to correct any safety or health hazard. The purpose of the consultation visit is to achieve the objective of the Cal/OSHA law “employers furnishing employment and a place of employment which is safe and healthful for the employees therein. If an employer fails or refuses to eliminate or control a serious hazard or any imminent danger identified by the consultant according to the plan and within the limits agreed upon that situation would have to be referred by the Consultation Service to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health enforcement unit for review and action as appropriate. This has occurred only rarely in the past.”
Benefits to employers & employees
The more an employer learns about the potential hazards in his/her company’s operations and ways to eliminate them, the better the employer will be able to meet the legal obligations of ensuring employee on-the-job safety and health. The resulting benefit to employees is a safer and more healthful place in which to work. The Cal/OSHA Consultation Service program enables the employer to obtain free professional advice and assistance for establishing or strengthening the entire workplace safety and health program, thereby making safety and health a routine consideration instead of a crisis-oriented response.
Accidents are expensive
Occupational injuries and illnesses are costly to both the company and its employees. It is the goal of the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service to provide assistance for keeping these unnecessary costs at a minimum.
Costs to employers include
Costs to employees include
On-site, consultants will
On-site, consultants will not
(For more, contact Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Service)
Most overhead power lines have no protective insulation. Any contact with them can be extremely dangerous . Look around your farm and take note of the location of all overhead power lines. Watch out for overhead power wires whenever you operate. Also make sure you know where underground power lines are buried. Always remember:
(For a brochure on this information contact the Midwest Rural Energy Council at 608-262-5062 or www.mrec.org.)
Dont’s let snake-bite fears rattle the nerves
With the return of warmer weather, rattlesnake sightings become more frequent. While working in the field or orchard, you may come in contact with one of the venomous reptiles. If so, it’s important to stay calm and back away slowly. If you’re unsure if it is venomous, treat it as if it is. Some ways to avoid snake bites include:
Most rattlesnake bites are not fatal, if medical attention is sought promptly. If you or someone you know have been bitten, try to remain calm and still as possible to limit the spread of venom. Call 911 and get medical attention as quickly as possible. In the meantime, try to remember what the snake looks like to identify it from pictures later. Also:
Reduce the risk of being stung:
First aid for stings
There are several signs of an allergic reaction to bee stings. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction usually happen immediately following the sting. Get the person immediate medical care if any of the following signs are present:
Quick SPFs (Sun Protection Facts)
This year 1 in 90 people in the United States will get malignant melanoma, the most dangerous skin cancer. The good news is that, if caught early, most skin cancers are easily treated. People most at risk include those with a high number of moles, with red or fair hair, blue eyes, fair skin and freckles, who tan with difficulty and burn in the sun, and with a history of the disease in two or more family members.
To help prevent against the sun’s harmful rays it’s important to:
Agricultural Hazardous Materials Transportation Endorsement (AHMTE) Program
A new program, known as the Agricultural Hazardous Materials Transportation Endorsement (AHMTE) Program, is being offered to farmers and farm employees through local Farm Bureau offices. The training is provided by the California Safety Training Corporation (CSTC). Those who finish this program and pass the test at the end will receive a special training verification document DL 267. DL 267 holders are exempted from the hazardous materials provisions of the California Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program, including but not limited to Drug and Alcohol Testing (DOT).
Details: Agricultural Hazardous Materials Transportation Endorsement (PDF, 12 KB)
Last update: July 2005
60/60 Training Program
These 60 minute tapes are designed to help meet the Department of Transportation guidelines for alcohol and drug awareness training for supervisors. The program includes sample materials and forms. Farm Bureau members can contact their county Farm Bureau office for more info.
55 Alive/Mature Driving
This is a drivers refresher course conducted by AARP volunteers for people over the age of 50. Course participants sharpen their driving skills, develop strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time, and learn the effects of medications on driving performance.
Rural Driving Safety Video
This is a new safety video, available in English and Spanish, which highlights the dangers drivers face while traveling on rural roads.
(For information on these programs call your county Farm Bureau office or California Farm Bureau at (800) 698-3276.)
Planning is key when it comes to evacuation, particularly when large animals are involved. Experts recommend that farm and ranch owners make emergency and evacuation plans a part of the strategic plan for their businesses.
Tips for evacuating families and farm animals (PDF, 620 KB)
Other online resources
Farm Employer’s Labor Service
The Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS®) is a subscriber member organization affiliated with the California Farm Bureau Federation. FELS has assisted members in complying with labor laws and avoiding labor relations problems since 1970. The goal of FELS is to assist subscribers in avoiding costly labor management mistakes.
Farm Employers Labor Service is a subsidiary of California Farm Bureau Federation. Subscriptions to FELS are available only to those with agricultural, horticultural, or other business operations in California or Oregon, or who reside in either state.
Preferred Alliance was created specifically to conduct on-site pre-employment drug tests for companies like Tri Valley Growers, Del Monte USA and S&W Food and Wine Company. With the passing of the DOT Regulations, Preferred Alliance immediately expanded its scope of service to become a leading third party administratior for DOT testing programs.
Be sure to mention your Farm Bureau membership. California Farm Bureau members receive a discount on their inital set up fee up. Preferred Alliance has a turn key program that includes: a sample policy (attorney fee’s can be costly), materials to educate your employee’s, testing supplies, a large network of collection sites, certified labs, MRO services. If you have questions please call (800) 272-5227 ext. 314.
The well-being of employees is a priority for all California farmers. Heat illness is a health and safety issue that farmers and ranchers have been concerned about for many years. Farmers recognize the potential risks of heat exposure, just as employers do in construction, manufacturing and other industries that work in high-heat environments. Farmers take the necessary steps to protect employees not only from heat illness, but from other potential health and safety hazards.
The current California Heat Illness Prevention Standard became effective May 1, 2015, and can be found here.
Basic tips for heat illness prevention include:
California Heat Illness Prevention Standard
The specifics of the standard include:
Heat Safety Resources
Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS) subscribers have access to heat illness information and other safety sheets online. For more information, or to become a FELS subscriber, go to www.fels.net or call 800-753-9073.
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
(510) 420-2460 business line
(800) 309-2131 crisis line
P.O. Box 3120
Oakland, CA 94609
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prev. Center
Crisis Center of Youth & Family Assistance
(650) 726-6655 Coastside [crisis line]
(650) 692-6655 North County
(650) 573-3950 Alchol & Drug
(650) 368-6655 South County
1860 El Camino Real Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010
SPS of the Central Coast
(831) 458-5300 [crisis line]
(877) 663-5433 Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey County
P.O. Box 1222
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Suicide Prevention & Crisis
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Suicide Prevention Center of Los Angeles
DIDI Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
(310) 391-1253 Suicide Prevention
4760 South Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230-4888
Suicide Prevention Center
211 E St,
Davis CA 95616
Suicide Prevention Yolo County
(510) 889-1104 Grief Counseling
(510) 449-5566 Livermore Valley
(510) 889-1333 Hayward-Castro Val.
(510) 794-5211 Fremont
(510) 849-2212 Berkeley-Oakland
PO Box 622,
Davis, CA 95617-0622
(619) 444-1194 [crisis line] 1034 N. Magnolia
El Cajon, CA 92020
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Intervention Service Of Alameda
Fremont, CA 94536
New Hope Telephone Counseling Center
(714) 639-4673 [crisis line]
12141 Lewis St.
Garden Grove, CA 92640
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Center
FRM San Benito County,
Hollister CA 95023
CONTACT Care Center
(925) 284-2273 [crisis line]
PO Box 901
Lafayette, CA 94549
Lake County Mental Health Emergency Service
(800) 222-8220 [crisis line]
922 Bevins Court
Lakeport, CA 95453
Suicide Prevention-Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
Livermore, CA 94550
Hotline of Southern California
(562) 596-5548 [crisis line]
(714) 894-4242 8am-12midnight
PO Box 32
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(800) 852-8336 [crisis line]
Statewide Toll Free
P.O. Box 48750
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Psychological Trauma Center
(310) 855-3506 [crisis line]
Intervention for schools
8730 Alden Drive, Room #C-106A
Los Angeles, CA 90048
CrossRoads Psych. Health Center Memorial Hospital Assoc.
(209) 572-7211 [crisis lines]
1700 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA 95355
Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line of Volunteer Center of Napa County, INC.
(707) 422-2555 Fairfield
(707) 255-2555 Napa
(707) 643-2555 Vallejo
(707) 963-2555 St. Helena
1820 Jefferson St.
Napa, CA 94559
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Intervention
Newark, CA 94560
Second Chance, Inc.
(510) 792-4357 [crisis lines]
PO Box 643
Newark, CA 94560
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Center
(831) 458-5300 [crisis lines]
P.O. Box 52078
Pacific Grove, CA 93950-7078
Southern California Permanente Medical Group Behavioral Health Care Help Line
(800) 900-3277 [crisis line]
393 E. Walnut St.
CCC 3rd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91188
(800) 487-8377 [crisis line]
307 East Clara
Port Huenema, CA 93041
(530) 225-5252 [crisis line]
PO Box 992498
Redding, CA 96099-2498
Suicide Prevention/Crisis Services
(916) 885-2300 Auburn [crisis line]
(916) 368-3111 Sacramento
(916) 645-8866 Lincoln
(916) 773-3111 Roseville 8912 Volunteer Ln., Ste. 100
Sacramento, CA 95621
Suicide Prevention and Crisis
371 Main St,
Salinas CA 93901
Family Service Agency Crisis/Volunteer Services
(909) 886-4889 [crisis line]
1669 North E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92405
United Behavioral Health – Access and Crisis Line
1-800-479-3339 [crisis line]
San Diego Access and Crisis Line
(619) 557-0500 [crisis line]
(619) 294-9980 TDD
Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Goldman Institute on Aging
(415) 752-3778 [crisis line]
Friendship line for Elderly
Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Service
(415)494-8420 No. Cnty [crisis line]
(408) 683-2482 South County
2220 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Contact Santa Clara County
(408) 279-8228 [crisis line]
Warm Line for children
(888) 247-7717 Teenline
PO Box 8021
San Jose, CA 95155
Hotline of San Luis Obispo
(805) 549-4499 [crisis line]
P.O. Box 15408
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Suicide Prev. & Comm. Couns. Svc. of Marin
(415) 499-1193 x255
(415) 499-1100 [crisis line]
P.O. Box 4369
San Rafael, CA 94913-4369
Crisis Intervention Service Santa Cruz Mental Health Serv
(831) 454-4022 [crisis line]
1060 Emeline Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Suicide Prevention Inc, The Institute For Suicide Prevention
3130 Wilshire Blvd,
Santa Monica CA 90403
Suicide Prevention and Crisis
3322 Chanate Rd
Santa Rosa CA 95404
San Joaquin Co. Mental Health
(209) 468-8686 [crisis line]
1212 N. California
Stockton, CA 95202
The Behavioral Health Crisis Team
(805) 652-6727 [crisis line]
Mobile Crisis Team – 24 hrs.
(805) 371-8375 12 noon-11:30pm.
200 No. Hillmont Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
Mobile Crisis Team
(805) 652-6727 [crisis line]
Mobile Crisis Team
(805) 371-8375 12 noon – 12 p.m.
200 No. Hillmont Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
First Call for Help — Victor Valley Community Service Council
(760) 240-8255 [crisis line]
15476 Sixth Street
Victorville, CA 92392
Contra Costa Crisis Center
(800) 832-2900 [crisis line]
(800) 800 837-1818 Grief Line
(800) 808-6444 Homeless Line
P.O. Box 3364
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Suicide Prevention Service
Watsonville, CA 95076
Sutter-Yuba MH Crisis Clinic
(530) 673-8255 [crisis line]
1965 Live Oak Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95991