Help is just a phone call away for anyone who's struggling and feeling depressed or suicidal -- here are some numbers:
-- Contra Costa Crisis Center, 800-833-2900
The center's 24-hour hotline is not only for suicidal individuals but those in crisis because of physical or substance abuse.
-- For information about and referrals to health and social services, call 211. The line is staffed around the clock.
-- For a full list of the help available in Contra Costa County -- for needs ranging from housing and handling an unplanned pregnancy to legal aid and care for seniors -- click on this link: