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:

www.crisis-center.org/wp-content/uploads/East_Resource_Guide.pdf



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