Mental Health

Many people are experiencing multi-layer trauma and taking steps to reduce the natural stress they are experiencing can help them to deal with the issues that may feel more immediate. No need to wait for a crisis to access multi-language free and low cost resources for Counseling, Stress Reduction, Grief, Spiritual and Emotional Support, Therapy, Staying at Home Tips and Activities


ADVOCACY - Beginner's Anti-Racism Toolkit
This toolkit was created as a response to the powerful uprising of anti-racism activism sparked by the ongoing work of the Black Lives Matter movement and a wave of protests against police brutality and systemic racism in America. This guide tackles the three main areas of support that we at Collective have seen surface again and again for our clients– a need for healing, processing and making sense of this moment, and taking action toward explicit anti-racism. Key Words: Mental Health
CHILDREN - Care, Cope, Connect - Children's Mental Health
The Care, Cope, Connect resource, was created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of CA, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children. In CA, nearly half of all children under the age of 17 have immigrant parents and 46 percent of households with children report a significant traumatic experience. First 5s are committed to helping parents weather these stressful situations and mitigate impacts on young children's development, health, and learning. Activity books for parents and children: English | Spanish | Arabic | Korean Key Words: Mental Health,
CHILDREN - Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently reports that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is low for young Americans, research on natural disasters makes it clear that, compared to adults, children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives. This resource offers information on supporting and protecting children’s emotional well-being as this public health crisis unfolds. Key Words: Mental Health
CHILDREN - Video- Consejos para reducir el estrés de los niños durante el aislamiento social
Conozca cómo el juego puede ser el mejor método para ayudar a sus hijos a manejar el estrés durante la crisis del coronavirus. La psicóloga Paola Machuca explica cómo hacer que el juego reduzca las tensiones en esta época de aislamiento. Multi-language: Spanish
HEALTH - Disability Rights Videos
Rooted in Rights - Videos on accessibility, alt text, and AFN Tools and resources. Redefining narratives around disability, mental health and chronic illness. As part of Disability Rights Washington, our Seattle-based team of disabled video producers, editors and digital organizers partner with both local coalitions and national advocacy campaigns to fight for concrete changes for our community. Key Words: AFN, Access & Functional Needs
MENTAL HEALTH - Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 is a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy. Spanish A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. The Helpline staff will provide confidential counseling, referrals and other needed support services. Key Words: Mental Health, Multi-language, COVID-19, coronavirus
MENTAL HEALTH - 3 Ways to Make a 'Breath Break' Part of Your Daily Routine
The deep, methodical breathing works by stimulating the vagus nerve, which in turn triggers a calming response in the body. “Slowing your breath can lower your heart rate, release tension, and calm your nervous system, relieving symptoms of stress and anxiety,” she explains. “It can also help take the focus (away) from thoughts that may be causing you tension, (and moving it) to your breath.” This article describes three breath exercises to kick things off. Keu Words: Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH - AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
8/25/20 COVID-19 Update: AACI continues to provide essential healthcare servicesr: **Health Center is providing medical care and screening for patients. **Behavioral Health is providing counseling and support to clients using telehealth and phone visits when possible. **Asian Women's Home, their program for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, continues to shelter and support survivors and their children. **Senior Center is serving nutritious lunches for seniors that are packed to go and delivered.
Multi service program. Hope Program (HIV/AISA outreach prevention & education), Primary Health Care Asian focused medical facility, Covered CA Insurance Enrollment Asst, Youth Services & Recreation, Mental Health Care: Counseling, Addictions, Problem Gambling, Center for Survivors of Torture, Senior Wellness, Asian American Voices. Multi-language: Cantonese, Mandarin,Chiu-Chow, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Tagalog, Lao-Mien, Farsi, and Japanese. Key Words: San Jose, Advocacy, Health Care, Seniors, Youth, Asian Pacific, Indo-Chinese, Substance abuse, Addiction, Recovery, AAPI, refugee, RIF, COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - AACI Asian Women’s Home
AACI's Asian Women’s Home serves survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Asian Women’s Home serves everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation. All communities are welcomed! To inquire about services or to seek help, please call our free and confidential 24/7 hotline at (408) 975-2739. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Vietnamese Key Words: Undocumented Vietnamese | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese |
MENTAL HEALTH - AARP Community Connections
AARP has developed an online platform to help address social isolation. To request a friendly caller, call 1-888-281-0145 , It captures contact information from people who would like to receive a friendly check-in call from an AARP volunteer. All volunteers undergo online training before being matched with someone to call.
With the COVID-19 pandemic neither behind us or solely ahead of us, this zine offers a way to make meaning of the coronavirus crisis through long-standing practices of care that come out of Asian American histories and politics. We bring together first-hand accounts and analyses from our communities, including health and service workers and caregivers on the frontlines, students, people living with chronic illness, journalists, and organizers. Together, this collection of stories, essays, and artwork shows how we experience, resist, and grapple with a viral outbreak that has been racialized as Asian, is spoken of in the language of contagion and invasion, and reveals the places where our collective social safety net is particularly threadbare. Key Words: Ethnic Media
MENTAL HEALTH - Accessing Mental Health in the Shadows
2019 A report from the CA Pan Ethnic Health Network. In California, low-income undocumented adults continue to be locked out of Medi-Cal’s mental health benefits. While our research primarily focuses on undocumented adults, the intersectional experiences of immigrant communities means that many of our findings apply to immigrant children, refugees, citizens, LGBTQ+ individuals,and countless others whose mental health and wellbeing is currently under attack by immigration enforcement activities and political rhetoric of the federal administration. Key Words:
MENTAL HEALTH - Alcoholic Anonymous Santa Clara County Online Meeting Directory
Directory of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Zoom with meeting descriptions and instructions on how to participate. Key Words: Recovery, Mental Health, Addiction, AA, SCC, South Bay Spanish
MENTAL HEALTH - Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Guide Finder Ap
Brought to you by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., Meeting Guide is a free of charge meeting finder app for iOS and Android that provides meeting information from A.A. service entities in an easy-to-access format. Key Words: Mental Health, Addiction, Recovery, COVID-19 Spanish | French
MENTAL HEALTH - American Red Cross Individual and Group Emotional Support for Frontline Workers
This ARC free service helps frontline workers cope with the stress of working with families affected by COVID 19. Individuals may call our tollfree number 833-492-0094. Groups may schedule a support session using the Psychological First Aid Training Request Form. Red Cross volunteers who are professional healthcare providers, mental health providers and spiritual care providers will work with the individual directly or can schedule a group support session. All services are free and confidential. You are not alone!
MENTAL HEALTH - American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC)
VFAC is an Integrated Condolence Care Program for families and communities who have suffered loss of loved ones, and who have experienced a disrupted grief process due to restrictions related to COVID-19. Grieving is always difficult, and we recognize the Coronavirus pandemic creates additional challenges and needs. This VFAC offers information and resources that we hope will be helpful during this difficult time. Note: We will add new resources to this page as we become aware of them. If you have ideas for additions, please contact us at (Página en español) Mlti-language: Spanish
MENTAL HEALTH - Asian American Recovery Services, Inc. (AARS)
The purpose of AARS is to reduce the impact of substance abuse in the Asian and Pacific Islander and other affected communities of the SF Bay Area. Providing prevention, outreach, intervention and treatment services, as well as, engaging in education, research and advocacy. Key Words: API, Mental Health, Addiction, recovery, SCC Multi-language: Cantonese, Khmer/Cambodian, Mandarin, Samoan, Tagalog, and Spanish Serving: San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County
MENTAL HEALTH - Bill Wilson Center (Center for Living with Dying)
COVID-19 Update: Bill Wilson Center offers a variety of services for children, adolescents, families and adults, including health care, counseling, addiction recovery, housing, LGBTQ and Foster Youth programs, Drop In Centers, the Center for Living with Dying, and more. Services are provided independent of immigration status. If you need help or know someone who needs BWC’s services please call 408-243-0222. If you are in crisis please call 408-850-6125. Key Words: Undocumented, grief, trauma, ptsd Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
MENTAL HEALTH - Bill Wilson Youth Drop-In Center
COVID-19 Update The Drop-In Center is OPEN Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 9 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm. Located at 693 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This center is a one-stop center for homeless youth (ages 13-25) who are living on the streets or marginally housed. Services include: food, clothing, personal care items, lockers, and access to phone, computers and emails. Showers and washer and dryer facilities are also available for free. Open to all youth regardless of immigration status. Key Words: Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH - CA Senior Hotline
CA has launched a hotline to deliver services and help for older Californians. CALL: 1-833-544-2374. Social isolation is real. During these trying times it’s important to check in with our loved ones. Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In Key Words: COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - CA Youth Crisis Line
The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors respond to 20,000 calls annually with crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community. It has access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California.
MENTAL HEALTH - CHAC (Community Health Awareness Council)
COVID-19 Update: As your community mental health agency, continuity of care is our top priority. Services have transitioned to tele-health, to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our therapists are directly reaching out to current clients receiving individual, couple, and family counseling, as well as to parents of the children and youth we serve in elementary schools, to schedule tele-health appointments. When we have completed the transition, we will begin accepting new and wait listed clients. Check website for updates. Immigrant friendly. Multi-lingual: Spanish
CHAC provides alternatives to self-destructive behavior and helps create healthy lives for the children, youth and families through a comprehensive approach to mental health. Counseling, psychotherapy, and community awareness education are offered along with programs for the prevention and substance abuse programs are offered without regard to ability to pay. Service Area: Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, and surrounding communities. Key Words:
MENTAL HEALTH - Catholic Charities John XXIII Multicultural Health Clinic
The Clinic is a behavioral health practice located within the John XXIII Multiservice Center established to provide primary, mental health, substance abuse, wellness education, exercise classes, insurance enrollment and more to adults 18+. A service coordinator can connect patients to an array of other services at Catholic Charities of SCC as well as referral to partner primary health providers. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese,
MENTAL HEALTH - Community Solutions SOS COVID-19 Response
Crisis support resources and mental health services for South County residents (Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin and the surrounding areas). There are no fees or insurance required to call the crisis line! Immigrant friendly. 24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 1-877-END-SADV (1-877-363-7238) Are you experiencing a crisis and need to talk with someone? We can help! Please call 408-683-4118 We can provide: *Information and linkage to community resources * Linkage to mental health services * Support de-escalating crisis situations to restore family stability Multi-language: Spanish, Key Words: Domestic Violence,
MENTAL HEALTH - Consejos para combatir el estres y la ansiedad
Video from the American Red Cross - El aislamiento durante la crisis del coronavirus ha creado una situacion estresante y llena de ansiedad. Escuche unos sencillos consejos de una psicologa familiar para hacer mas llevadero este periodo. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words: Cruz Roja
MENTAL HEALTH - Contact Cares
24-hour multi-purpose helpline staffed by professionally trained volunteers who provide listening/counseling, crisis intervention, and referral to other community resources (408)279-8228. A program of the Bill Wilson Center. Multi-language: Spanish and Vietnamese. Key Words: Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH - Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP COPE WITH EMOTIONAL DISTRESS Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese | Farsi | Tagalog | Vietnamese |
MENTAL HEALTH - Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Taking Care of Children
3/18/20 Children react to stress differently than adults – they may withdraw or behave in a more ‘babyish’ way, seem anxious or clingy, be preoccupied with illness in their play or drawing, have problems sleeping or nightmares, or may get physical symptoms such as stomachaches or headaches. Here are some tips for supporting children and young people: Multi-language: Chinese | Vietnamese | Spanishj | Tagalog | Farsi Key Words:
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis. Key Words: Mental Health, Stress, Anxiety, coronavirus, COVID-19,
MENTAL HEALTH - FACTR (Family Alliance for Counseling Tools and Resolution)
Multi-cultural service, research and training center for the benefit of inter-generational immigrant families experiencing stress in their new environment. Provides counseling, psycho- educational services and cultural awareness programs for newcomer families and their children, regarding state Laws pertaining to Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Educational, Immigration and other areas. Nominal fees for services may be charged based on income. Multi-language: Chinese (Cantonese), Spanish, Vietnamese, Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Advocacy, Mental Health, Legal, RIF
MENTAL HEALTH - Going the Distance: Redefining the Narrative In the Pandemic
4/1/20 many experts on community responses to disasters and the World Health Organization (WHO) are now advising against the use of the term "social distancing," emphasizing that it is deleterious to our health to turn away from, instead of toward, existing and new social contacts during the pandemic. They urge the use of the term “physical distancing,” and encourage the natural urge to strengthen and expand our social bonds because, they say, that urge toward self-organization and sharing is one of the most valuable silver linings at a time like this. Key Words: COVID-19, coronavirus
MENTAL HEALTH - Guide to Providing Mental Health Services to Immigrants Impacted by Changes to DACA and the COVID-19 Pandemic
4/20/20 New Guide for practitioners from Informed Immigrant . The guide provides tools for practitioners to practice trauma informed care by providing context for immigration policies, personal bias assessments, multicultural competence, best practices for incorporating immigrant and ancestral wisdom as well as providing resources to connect with the immigrant community and engage in continued professional learning.
MENTAL HEALTH - Guidebook to Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students
People contemplating suicide or experiencing the depths of a severe depression need to know they are not alone. From teenagers to college students, LGBT to the elderly, people struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts need options, reassurance, hope and help. Key Words: Mental Health, Psychology, education
MENTAL HEALTH - Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to the new normal. This includes trying to keep children occupied, feeling safe, and attempting to keep up with schoolwork as best as possible. None of this easy, but it helps to stay focused on what is possible in order to reinforce a sense of control and to reassure children that they are okay, and that the situation will get better. Multi-language: Spanish | Amharic | Chinese | Korean | Vietnamese | French | Urdu | Bahasa | Key Words: Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH - How To Cope With Sheltering in Place
Sheltering in place means people are asked by local officials to stay where they are for a period of time. This tip sheet from SAMHSA describes reactions often associated with sheltering in place. It also suggests ways to care for yourself and your family during the experience and provides additional resources you may find helpful. Key Words:: Mental Health, COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Immigrants Rising's Mental Health Connector
Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector provides undocumented young people with free psychological support, allowing you to access your strengths and resiliency in order to achieve your personal goals and healing. Our experienced and culturally responsive mental health therapists volunteer to provide free and completely confidential services, tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Therapists receive ongoing peer consultation and training to better understand the unique experiences of undocumented young people. All undocumented young people who reside in California and are comfortable conversing in English are eligible for our service.
MENTAL HEALTH - Institute of Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line
An accredited crisis line for older adults and adults living with disabilities. Specialists at the Friendship Line offer emotional support, elder abuse reporting, well-being checks, grief support, active suicide prevention, and information and referrals for isolated individuals. They have expanded to offer support during the COVID-19 Shelter In Place Order. Call the Friendship Line at 800-971-0016. Key Words: Seniors
We believe every individual deserves an opportunity to engage in their community. Our objective is to empower individuals with developmental disabilities and provide information and emotional support to their parents and caregivers. Jeena, which means "to live" in Hindi, was founded in 2000 and provides emotional support and information for community members, many of whom came to the US on H1B specialty occupation visas, spousal or student visas. Insurance coverage available to these immigrant visa holders may be limited. For immigrant families, it's also more difficult to rely on support from extended families that live halfway around the world. Key Words: Health, AFN, Indian Multi-Language: Hindi
MENTAL HEALTH - Kara Grief Support
Kara’s mission is to provide grief support for children, teens, families and adults. Our guiding values are empathy and compassion. Free one-on-one peer counseling or support groups with trained volunteers or sliding scale fee therapy with a professional licensed therapist. We serve individuals who are grieving a death as well as those managing a terminal illness (their own or another's). Call 650-321-5272 or fill in this online form. Multi-language: Spanish Serving primarily Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
MENTAL HEALTH - Maitri Domestic Violence Shelter
COVID-19 Update Due to the shelter-in-place order the Maitri facilities remain closed until further notice. However, our live helpline is open from Mon to Fri (9 am to 3 pm) with voicemails checked outside of those hours. Phone 1-888-8-MAITRI or (1-888-862-4874) Multi-language: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, & Urdu. If you are a victim of domestic violence and are currently in danger,or threatened with homelessness, or need other services due to the impact of the current pandemic situation, please call our Maitri helpline. We may be able to help connect you with internal or external resources.
Peer support and counseling for South Asian women for problems due to physical abuse and/or related issues. Phone 1-888-8-MAITRI or (1-888-862-4874) Maitri also provides assistance to South Asian survivors of domestic violence with the following services: Immigration Information/ Referral, VAWA Self Petition, U Visa/T Visa Application, Removal of Conditions on Green Card, Citizenship Application. BIA Accredited Non-Profit Legal.
MENTAL HEALTH - NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health)
The mission of NAMI Santa Clara County is to help people with a lived experience of mental illness and families by providing support, education and advocacy; to promote research; to reduce stigma and discrimination in the community; and to improve services by working with mental health professionals and families. Multi-language: Spanish 11-16 NAMI Resource Guide
Narika's mission is to promote Indian and Pakistani women's independence and economic empowerment by helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support, information, referrals, and education. A 2011 study reveals that 64% of Indian and Pakistani women have experienced abuse by an intimate partner. Key Words: Cultural Competence, Domestic Violence, Ethnic, Health Care, Immigrants, Mental Health, Shelter, Women, Multi-Language, Ethnic: Asian, Gujarati, Hindi, Indian, Punjabi, Telegu
MENTAL HEALTH - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. Key Words: Mental Health, Multi-language: Spanish, Deaf & Hard of Hearing
MENTAL HEALTH - Next Door Solutions (NDS)
The premier domestic violence agency in Santa Clara County. We are the only stand-alone domestic violence agency and the largest provider of these services. 24/7 HOTLINE for victims of domestic violence (408) 279-2962 Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
MENTAL HEALTH - SAMHSA Mental Health Multi-Language Assistance Services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. Key Words: Directory, Multi-language: Spanish, Chinese, |(Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole, French, Polish, Portuguese, Italian,German, Japanese, Farsi, English
MENTAL HEALTH - SAMHSA National Helpline
SAMHSA National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) ,(also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the US DHHS. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.Key Words: Addiction,
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Call Center
The Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center is the centralized entry point for individuals who are seeking behavioral health services. In addition, to appointments and reverrals, the Call Center provides telephone crisis intervention response to callers in crisis, Phone: 1 (800) 704-0900 Hours: 24-hours, 7 days a week. KidConnections Network of Care Referral Process for children ages 0-5 and their families. Multi-Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese , Other languages can be made available as needed. Key Words:
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Guide for Immigrants
A brochure from the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Dept. The immigrant community is facing a lot of stress that intensifies mental health challenges. Santa Clara County has a variety of resources available to all, regardless of immigration status. Key Words: Undocumented,
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Guide for Immigrants.
The Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR), in partnership with the SCC Behavioral Health Services, have developed a mental health guide for immigrants. This brochure includes guidance on: Where to get mental health services in Santa Clara County Tips on what to do if you are worried about a loved one suffering from a mental health illness Additional immigrant resources Multi-language: English | Spanish | Vietnamese |
MENTAL HEALTH - SCC Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 Update: Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks | Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks—Taking Care of Children | La Importancia de la Salud Mental | Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog | Farsi
Quick Reference contact list for all programs - adult, children, teens, ethnic and cultural services. Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Call Center is the entry point for access to all Santa Clara County behavioral health services. Support for individuals and families who are in crisis; considering suicide; or struggling with mental illness, substance use, or both. Key Words: 24/7 Helpline 1(800)704-0900 Support available in Afan-Oromo, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Manfarin) Somali, Spanish, Taiwanese, Tagalog, Tigrina and Vietnamese
Highlights tips for educators on self-care. This tip sheet is a part of the Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators and includes information on working with traumatized children, and tips for school staff who work with any child who has experienced trauma. From: NCTSN (National Child Traumatic Stress Network) Key Words: Mental Health,
MENTAL HEALTH - Safety Planning During COVID-19: Tips From Domestic Violence Survivors For Survivors
The Safety Planning Guide was created by members of Sanctuary’s Survivor Leadership program and has been reviewed by multiple clinicians. The guide draws from survivors’ and clinicians’ expertise, as well as from safety planning models from the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Sanctuary for Families, and Love is Respect. DV Planning Handout En Multi-language: Spanish | French | German | Arabic | Korean Korean
MENTAL HEALTH - Santa Clara Resource
Summary of SCC Behavioral Health Programs
MENTAL HEALTH - Self Care Poster
Restoring balance in our life requires dedication and practice. Incorporating a dose of self-care into our daily habits can have a strong impact on our mental health. Everyday take a moment (or more) to take care of yourself. From Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Self-Care in Difficult Times
From April 2018 Immigrantinfo Blog - Links to some free local resources for adults and children, Also a few relaxation and energy therapy options for anyone who would like relief from stress and anxiety. These techniques were chosen because: ***They are simple and effective***They are free and do not require the assistance of a Therapist***They are not language intensive, although for some there are multi-language handouts | English | Arabic | Dari | Farsi | French | German | Somali | Spanish | Tigrinya |.
MENTAL HEALTH - Todo Por Mi Familia
Were you and your family separated at the border under the Zero Tolerance Policy,? Are you experiencing anger, sadness, anxiety, fear, or difficulty sleeping since you were reunified with your children? A court has ruled that you are entitled to help. Non-profit Seneca Family of Agencies, is leading Todo Por Mi Familia, a nationwide effort to coordinate referrals to local mental health providers. Call the Seneca Confidential Toll Free Hotline at 1 (844) 529-3327 or e-mail Key Words: Detention, immigration Multi-language: Spanish
MENTAL HEALTH - Traditional Asian, Indian cultures contribute to stigmatization of mental illness
6/23/18 Teenagers get mixed messages about depression and anxiety, and it's hurting them. Many Indian and Asian parents grew up in a society where mental illness was not considered a health issue needing treatment, like a broken arm or leg. It is considered a matter of self-will. Traditional Asian values place importance on staying silent, saving face, suppressing emotions, obedience to authority, and academic excellence. Preserving the reputation of a family is prioritized over the needs of an individual, and presenting an image of perfection to the outside world is more important than resolving the issues or illness of a family member. Key Words: Counseling, Mental Health, API
MENTAL HEALTH - Ujima Adult and Family Services
Provides culturally proficient mental health services to African youth, their families, and adults. Case management services are provided in the home and are available on a 24-hour basis. Refers clients to community resources to support academic success and allows clients to remain at home with their family. The African Adult Program provides 24-hour culturally proficient mental health services for the seriously mentally ill. Services include case management, medications, treatment and crisis intervention. Multi-language: Amharic, Creole, Somali, Tigrinya
MENTAL HEALTH - Unsafe At Home: Virus Stirs Domestic Violence Fears
4/5/20 Courts and legal services providers across the country are grappling with the challenge of providing domestic violence victims access to justice at a time when millions have been ordered to "stay home." Roughly 300 million people across the country have been urged to stay home as part of an unprecedented public health effort to stem the spread of a novel coronavirus. While the measures may help “flatten the curve” of new COVID-19 cases, they also pose a unique threat to people in abusive relationships: How do you stay home when home is not a safe place to stay? ... widespread layoffs and the heightened stress that comes with a pandemic “will inevitably lead to an increase in domestic violence. Domestic violence survivors are in greater danger than ever before,” she added.
MENTAL HEALTH - Uplift Family Services
The richly diverse Bay Area can be fast-paced and transitory. The ever-widening gap between socioeconomic levels has left many families struggling, feeling isolated and disconnected from a close-knit community. When Uplift Family Services steps up to help, we are typically addressing both mental health and basic needs, including food and clothing. The biggest behavioral health needs include depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse, school bullying, behavioral issues and parenting skills. CADRE Member, Key Words: Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH - Video- Consejos para combatir el estres y la ansiedad
El aislamiento durante la crisis del coronavirus ha creado una situacion estresante y llena de ansiedad. Escuche unos sencillos consejos de una psicologa familiar para hacer mas llevadero este periodo. From the American Red Cross, Texas Gulf Coast Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words:
MENTAL HEALTH - Virtual Wellness Gatherings for Undocumented
Immigrants Rising’s Virtual Wellness Gatherings help undocumented young people stay grounded and connected to one another. Led by Liliana Campos, Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Advocate, these virtual gatherings convene experienced facilitators—psychologists, coaches, traditional healers—to guide undocumented young people through educational materials and interactive activities. Liliana also shares resources for participants to check out on their own throughout the week. We hope these virtual sessions and tools can support participants’ long-term resilience and coping strategies. Key Words: COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - White Swan Foundation
White Swan Foundation for Mental Health is an India based not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge services in the area of mental health. We aim to provide patients, caregivers and others with well-researched content that will help them make informed decisions on how to deal with mental health issues. Site includes videos and information addressing different mental health issues and obstacles to treatment from an East Indian perspective. The White Swan Foundation team will collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations across the world to bring to you the best-in-class knowledge on mental health.
We work one-on-one with survivors to help them find the means to break free from abuse and go on to build healthier lives for themselves and their children. We assist with safety planning, provide court and attorney accompaniments and connect survivors to resources and help available to them, based on their specific needs. We educate the community, train providers and empower survivors to break the cycle of abuse in middle-to-upper income areas so that every woman and child can exercise their fundamental human right to be free and safe in their own home. Key Words: SCC, legal
MENTAL hEALTH - UndocuHealth Project Emergency Toolkit
The United We Dream (UWD) UndocuHealth Project was started to facilitate the incorporation and daily practice of self-love, community healing, and wellness when organizing in times of trouble, turbulence, and chaos. The Toolkit was designed to alleviate not only the stress and anxiety of folks across the nation and keep ours families secure, but also to give the reader tools that will allow them to conduct safe zone events and incorporate stress reducing activities within their community work and daily lives. Things like music-ivism, artivism, and breathing practices is what will transform these anxieties and insecurities into something positive! Key Words: Undocumented,
METAL HEALTH - SCC Network of Care for Behavioral Health
This Web Data Base is a resource for Santa Clara County individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Key Words: Depression * Pain Management * (Opioids) Substance * PTSD * Grief / Grieving * Autism * Stress Recovery * Smoke Free * Fitness * Alzheimer's * ADHD * Heart Health * Breast Health * Cancer * Mental Health * Counseling * Therapy *
Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities (MHACC)
Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of mental health within the Chinese community through advocacy, education, research, support, and services to represent the wide spectrum of Chinese families and individuals affected by mental illness, and to help them develop meaningful and productive lives in the future. Multi-language Key Words: NAMI,
RESOURCE - Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center
Our mission is to provide a broad array of opportunities and programs, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of our constituency. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of all ages and backgrounds find resources and support services that are not available elsewhere, including: Library, Free Cyber Center, Art Exhibits, Social Events, HIV Testing, Counseling and weekly Spanish AA meetings. Key Words: Mental Health, Social @billydefrank Key Words: SCC,
RESOURCE - Helpline - Staying Strong Against COVID
A 24 hour hotline providing non-judgmental, confidential support and referral for all healthcare workers including clinicians and support staff. (510-420-3222) Volunteers are trained in Psychological First Aid for crisis and disaster support, with an emphasis on COVID, Serves callers from throughout California. A joint project of the Alameda County Psychological Assoc, Crisis Support Services of Alameda and Alameda County Behavioral Health. Also supported by Contra Costa Behavioral Health and the CA Nurses Assoc.
SCC OIR Newsletter8 - COVID-19 - Immigrants & Mental Health
OIR has compiled a list of mental health resources for local immigrants to provide guidance and support on this issue. The Office of Immigrant Relations would like to remind Santa Clara County residents that mental health services are available for immigrants. Everyone is encouraged to seek the needed healthcare regardless of status. Multi-language:MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - English | MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - Vietnamese | MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - Spanish | Key Words;
VOTING - Safe at Home CA Registration
Safe at Home is a free, confidential address program administered by the CA Secretary of State's office and is most effective when used as a part of an overall safety plan. It offers victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking & elder and dependent abuse, as well as reproductive health care workers, a substitute mailing address to receive first class, certified, and registered mail. This address is also accepted by California state, county, and city government agencies in lieu of a residential or other mailing address where a victim can be tracked down, keeping the residence address confidential and out of the hands of someone who might want to harm the victim. Key Words: DV, mental health,