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MENTAL HEALTH – CA AND NATIONAL


DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE

The Disaster Distress Helpline is provided by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disasters. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all resident in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. To speak with a trained counselor:

Call 1-800-985-5990; TTY 1-800-846-8517; Text TalkWithUs to 66746

Spanish Speakers:
Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”
From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746
From Puerto Rico, text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663


NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. On the website you will find comprehensive information on mental disorders, their symptoms, treatments, as well as opportunities to get involved in the fight against mental illness. The site includes sections addressing the mental health need specific to different cultures, to LGBTQI individuals, and to people with disabilities. It also enables online communities to connect with other people interested in these issues.


The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance. To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET, send an email to [email protected] or clink on the “Chat with us” link at the bottom of the web page.


NAMI California

The California chapter and their website offers education and information about statewide initiatives.


ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice and evidence-based research. The website offers educational information and many resources for support, including tools to find member a therapist in your local area.


MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Find educational information, online screening tools for mental health conditions, tools for recovery, options to pay for care and more on the website.

Staying Mentally Healthy

Live Your Life Well Campaign - This website, sponsored by Mental Health America, offers comprehensive and useful tips and tools to live a healthy and well-balanced life. Topics range from stress reduction to the importance of sleep, among many others.


SUBSTANCE ABUSE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

This website offers research, resources and publications related to mental illness, mental health, substance abuse, prevention, treatment and recovery.


NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, is part of the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The website provides information on mental health topics, the latest clinical research and clinical trials, and how to access help.


HELPGUIDE.ORG

Helpguide’s mission is to help people understand, prevent and resolve many of life’s challenges by providing knowledge and hope. Their goal is to give individuals the information and encouragement they need to take charge of their health, well-being and make healthy choices. The website provides comprehensive information for mental and emotional health; family and relationships; healthy living; and seniors and aging.


MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES.NET

Mental health issues come in all shapes and forms. Whether you or your child, loved one or friend are struggling with some sort of mental health issue, MentalHealthFacilities.net can help. We created MentalHealthFacilities.net to assist those who have some sort of mental health issue find a treatment and care facility that will serve their needs. We provide a complete directory of every single licensed mental health facility in the United States. Our facility listing pages provide full information on what kind of treatment and services each facility offers, where they are located and how to reach them.


FAMILIES FOR DEPRESSION AWARENESS

A national nonprofit organization helping families recognize and cope with depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides. The website includes profiles of families and experts and an online depression wellness analyzer to help people with depression and their families actively monitor their treatment.


EACH MIND MATTERS: CALIFORNIA’S MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT

Millions of individuals and thousands of organizations working to advance mental health with the goal to amplify the voices of all people who want to put an end to this stigma, creating a community where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the support they deserve.


RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

The National Council is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services and serves as an advocacy organization for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.

The website provides a link to locate local mental health providers sorted who are association or state members and is sorted only by state.


SISTA AFYA COMMUNITY MENTAL WELLNESS

The mission of Chicago-based Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness is to sustain mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services. Though direct services are provided by this organization only in the Chicago metropolitan area, their website offers guidance and resources to support the mental wellness of Black women across the African Diaspora.


THE LOVELAND FOUNDATION

The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. The Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally who are seeking high quality, culturally competent services.


BLACK MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE

Develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities. Referral information is for black therapists and black psychiatrists. As there are few black psychiatrists in California, it is best to view all of them rather than search by zip code.


BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)

BEAM is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black and marginalized communities. Working at the intersection of social justice and mental health, BEAM trains individuals and organizations in culturally sensitive mental health strategies to heal their communities and workplaces.

The mission of BEAM is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. The organization affirms the value of all Black lives, including Cis and transgender, heterosexual, gender non-conforming, disabled and able-bodied, lesbian, queer, gay and bisexual Black people.

BEAM offers education and training for advocates, activists, educators, and organizations working in and supporting Black communities. The website includes graphics, articles, toolkits and worksheets, as well as virtual workshops. You will also find The Black Virtual Therapist Network, a listing of licensed clinicians who are certified to provide telemental health services in California and other states.


SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call: (800) 985-5990

  • https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

LUMOS TRANSFORMS

Multi-modality and personalized transformative services for recovery, deep healing, & personal growth. With both individual sessions and group workshops available, Lumos Transforms specializes in anxiety/depression, trauma and PTSD, pain, women’s health, maternal health, relationships, spirituality, parenting, grief, gender-based violence, performance, addiction, LGBTQ+, social justice & equity, chronic illness, disabilities, and more. In-person and online. Generous scholarship and payment plans available. Call (323) 254-7775 or email: [email protected]


RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS


NATIONAL CENTER for SCHOOL CRISIS and BEREAVEMENT

The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is dedicated to supporting students through crisis and loss. Since 1990, our experts have assisted hundreds of schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad cope in the aftermath of tragedy, playing a vital role in helping to foster resilience after crisis events. Through an interdisciplinary team of medical, mental health, and school professionals, the NCSCB provides: • Confidential on-site and remote technical assistance and consultation for K-12 school leadership and school professionals • Practical and timely advice via a 24/7 toll-free number and via email • Ongoing support in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and throughout the long-term recovery period • Educational resources and crisis management tools • School staff training and community presentations, as well as professional development for a range of professional audiences. Call (877) 536-2722; EMAIL: [email protected]


RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS


National Council for Mental Wellbeing

The National Council is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services and serves as an advocacy organization for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.

The website provides a link to locate local mental health providers sorted who are association or state members and is sorted only by state.