SAN FRANCISCO—California residents now have access to a mental health hotline, which was announced by the San Francisco legislature on Monday, October 7. The Bay Area call line, The California Peer-Run Warm Line, has a $10.8 million fund. 

State Sen. Scott Wiener took to Twitter saying, “In this year’s budget, we obtained $3.6M ($10.8M over 3 yrs) to expand our CA Peer Run Warm Line – 1-855-845-7415 – providing 24/7 peer support/referral for people experiencing mental health issues. So many struggle with mental health. This resource ensures they have needed support.”

The hotline is staffed by peer counselors that can provide free referrals and emotional support to users.

The Peer-Run Warm Line is expected to run 24-hours by the end of the year.