Diocese of Orange Mental Health Resources

Crisis resources

  • Emergency: 911
  • Orange County Crisis Triage: (Emergency Only) (866) 830-6011
  • Centralized Assessment Team: A program of the Orange County Health Care Agency – Behavioral Health Services. CAT provides emergency psychiatric evaluation services to the community. If an individual is assessed with a serious mental health condition, the CAT can facilitate a 72 hour psychiatric evaluation (5150) at a nearby hospital.
  • (866) 830-6011 or (714) 517-6353 (available 24/7) 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (24 hrs/day - 365 days/year) 1-800-273-TALK
  • Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline: (24 hours per day - 365 days/year) 1-877-727-4747 
  • Catholic Charities operates the New Hope Crisis Counseling Center which offers live counseling at http://www.newhopenow.org/counseling.html or (714) NEW Hope (714-639-4673) 
  • NAMI OC Warm Line: (714) 991-6412
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 - Press 1
  • Child Help USA: Crisis line helps both child and adult survivors of abuse including sexual abuse and provides treatment referrals. 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Services

  • Orange County 211 (Dial 211 - toll free): Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Legal Assistance, Housing and more.
  • Orange County Psychiatric Society: Local chapter of the American Psychiatric Association. Represents psychiatrists and includes reference resources. (949) 250-3157
  • NAMI - Orange County provides emotional support, education, and resources for families and those affected by mental health conditions. www.namioc.org or (714) 991-6412
  • Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services: ssa.ocgov/health/other/child or call (714)-834-5015 (8:00am-5:00pm weekdays)
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: www.aacap.org
  • Orange County Mental Health Clinic: Provides mental health care on a walk in basis. Call for appointments, times and directions. www.ochealthcare.org or call 714- 834-4707 
  • County Behavioral Health Information and Referral: Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm (855) 625-4657
 or (714) 834-2332

Veteran's Resources

Long Beach Veteran’s Administration Hospital 

  • Mental Health Treatment Center: Gateway for mental health treatment; contact triage nurse (562) 826-5737
  • Outpatient Psychiatry Program: (562) 826-5603
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Center: (562) 826-5610
  • The Program for Traumatic Stress: (562) 826-8000 (x5308)
  • Women’s Mental Health Center: (562) 826-8000 (x4919)

Other

  • Soldier’s Project: Connects post 9/11 combat veterans with mental health services. (818) 761-7438
  • Strength in Support: Provides confidential mental health services to military and veterans. (949) 505-5015 x106/102, www.StrengthInSupport.org

Education, Advocacy, & Support

  • NAMI – Orange County provides emotional support, education, and resources for families and those affected by mental health conditions. www.namioc.org or (714) 991-6412
  • Mental Health Association of Orange County: The Mental Health Association of Orange County is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Orange County residents impacted by mental illness through direct service, advocacy, education and information dissemination. (714) 668-1530, www.mhaoc.org
  • The National Institutes of Mental Health supports research on anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Social Phobias, and Suicide Prevention. Information on mental health can be found at http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
  • Depression Bipolar Resource Center – St. Joseph’s Hospital: (714) 744-8718
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
  • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance: www.dbsalliance.org
  • Suicide Prevention Resources Center: www.sprc.org
  • Walk in Our Shoes: Lived experience and resources for youth. www.walkinourshoes.org
  • Know The Signs: Education on recognizing the signs of suicidal thoughts. www.suicideispreventable.org
  • Mental Health America: Mental Health America (MHA)--founded in 1909--is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Advocacy, education, activism, grass roots action. www.mentalhealthamerica.net
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Federal agency with education and resources. www.samhsa.gov

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