North Bay Suicide Prevention

The toll free 24/7 North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline serves Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. The hotline is operated by Buckelew Programs, in partnership with its primary funders, the Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino County Mental Health Departments.

In Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino County, call 1-855-587-6373 to be connected with a trained crisis counselor.

In Marin County, call 415-499-1100.

For grief support call 415-499-1195

To volunteer (extensive training provided) call 415-499-1193, extension 3003.

Know the Warning Signs of Suicide: 

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself. 
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun. 
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live. 
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain. 
  • Talking about being a burden to others. 
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs. 
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly. 
  • Sleeping too little or too much. 
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated. 
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge. 
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.