Suicide Hotlines in Other Languages – UC Santa Cruz Speech May 3rd

Hi, I’ll be giving a speech at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) on Wednesday May 3rd at 7 pm.  The title of my speech is, “Breaking Down Barriers: a conversation about mental health.” If you’re in the area, I’d love to have you there!  There will be a Q & A and interactive portion after the speech.  Coincidentally, May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Details:

May 3, 2017

7-9 pm

Kresge Town Hall (see campus map here)

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Organizers: Anne Bouthisane, Janet Nava, CAPS, DRC

Suicide Hotlines

One of the slides in my speech has suicide hotlines in other languages.  In my experience helping Asian and Hispanic patients and their families, oftentimes finding counselors and therapists who spoke the family’s language was the most helpful thing I did for them.  I once heard the story of a Chinese-American man with schizophrenia who was in and out of the hospital nine times.  In all that time, no one ever explained to his family that he had schizophrenia!  They wanted to help but they had no idea what was going on.

  • 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline, > 150 languages
  • 1-888-628-9454 Lifeline Spanish Speaking Hotline
  • 1-877-990-8585, 24-hour Asian LifeNet Hotline, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese available

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno


Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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