In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, we’re highlighting the vital work Felton’s San Francisco Suicide Prevention (SFSP) does with the community and beyond. For over 60 years, SFSP has provided suicide prevention and crisis intervention services that include a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline, evidenced-based counseling, peer-led grief groups, and supportive interventions that provide options to those in crisis, with the goal of reducing suicides and self-destructive behaviors, among other services.

One of the invaluable resources SFSP provides is educating the public about suicide prevention. SFSP’s How to Help Someone: Suicide Prevention Resources provides life-saving tools to help identify warning signs, how to talk to someone who may be experiencing suicidal ideations, how to de-escalate if someone is in crisis, and how to support someone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

Please click on this link: How to Help Someone: Suicide Prevention Resources to read and learn more.

If you or a loved one are experiencing mental health issues, please contact Felton Institute’s San Francisco Suicide Prevention (SFSP) Crisis Line by Calling (415) 781-0500 or Texting (415) 200-2920. Or you can dial The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988.


Felton Institute responds to the needs of our community by providing innovative, evidence-informed social services to transform lives. Our organization offers 50+ programs that address mental health, the unhoused, early care and education, those impacted by the justice system, transitional age youth, as well as aging adults. Our award-winning programs, which have been recognized as national models, combine the latest scientific research with cultural sensitivity and a deep commitment to supporting and reflecting the communities we serve.

Founded in 1889, Felton is the oldest secular non-profit social services provider in the City and County of San Francisco. We have expanded our services across most Bay Area counties and continue to be at the forefront of pioneering new approaches to meet the emerging needs of underserved populations.

We know what it looks like to successfully build community.

We foster impactful change by strengthening the community as a premiere service provider. We also strengthen other service providers by supporting them in their fiscal, human resources, communications, IT and overall agency operations. With Felton’s support, they are able to focus on providing the best services to their clients, doing the work they were meant to do.

Felton empowers the community and ensures successful outcomes to all we engage with.

Felton Institute is a tax-exempt organization registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-1156530.