COVID-19 / Mental Health

Many people are experiencing multi-layer difficulties, and taking a little time to recognize and reduce chronic stress, can be helpful in dealing 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  This page includes links to free or low cost multi-language and culturally sensitive resources and information.  

The Blog Self Care in Difficult Times contains additional links and introduction to energy and breathing techniques that are always useful to know.


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
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 - 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
EDUCATION - 9/11 Anniversary Response Guide For Educators
This year marks the 20th anniversary of September 11th. The world mourned the loss of life and destruction of that day. It was also a pivotal moment in the history of Muslims in the U.S. and across the world. Muslim American students need your support so that they can experience a safe and welcoming classroom during this time. Students who are not of the Muslim faith also need support to learn how to interact with their Muslim peers. In this guide, we provide strategies for creating a welcoming climate and a healthy learning experience for all students
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 - ECCAC Filipino Family & Support Services
Empowers families through advocacy, education and linkage to family-centered resources. We develop culturally receptive support groups for Tagolog speaking families impacted by mental health issues. Educate the family on how to access services through the county's mental health system. Multi-language: Tagalog Key Words: Counseling, Mental Health, Advocacy, API,
MENTAL HEALTH - Alum Rock Counseling Center
Our programs entail working with parents of infants & teens, keeping at-risk youth in a drug and violence-free school environment as well as on-site crisis counseling. We proudly serve all of Santa Clara County. Multi-language: Spanish
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 - 9 Tips for Lightening the Load of Zoom Fatigue
During this past year of isolation, video-conferencing platforms have become a crucial way to stay employed and stay in touch, but they are increasingly leaving us overwhelmed and exhausted. Stanford professor Jeremy Bailenson has been studying the phenomenon of Zoom fatigue and outlines the four causes in a new study. We briefly describe the causes below and provide some of The Grove’s best practices for lightening the mental load of virtual meetings.
MENTAL HEALTH - A Mental Wellness Activity Book for ASIAN AMERICANS
The University of Connecticut’s Asian and Asian American Studies Institute has partnered with the #IAMNOTAVIRUS campaign and the Asian American Literary Review to provide students with this Mental Health Workbook. With the way that the world is now, many of us are struggling. Wellness and mental health are not often recognized as important issues for Asian Americans and we are 3 times less likely to seek mental health services than our White peers. At the Institute we believe that Asian American Studies is good for your health because it connects you to the history, culture, and politics of the life and struggle of our communities.
MENTAL HEALTH - AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
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 take out lunches for seniors. 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, ethnic, SCC Language Bank,
MENTAL HEALTH - AACI Asian Women’s Home (DV Shelter)
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. Key Words: DV Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Vietnamese Key Words: Undocumented Vietnamese | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese |
MENTAL HEALTH - AARP Community Connections - Request a Friendly Call
AARP has developed an online platform to help address social isolation for people over 50 years old. 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.
MENTAL HEALTH - ACEs Aware in CA Training
The Becoming ACEs Aware in California Training is a free, two-hour training to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, screening, risk assessment, and evidence-based care to effectively intervene on toxic stress. The training is available to any provider, but it is particularly geared towards primary care clinicians who serve Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) beneficiaries. ACEs Aware Stress Management Resource List
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 US and International Meeting Guide Finder App
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. Meeting Guide syncs with US and international General Service Office websites relaying meeting information for over 100,000 weekly meetings are currently listed, and the information is refreshed twice daily. 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 - Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC)
It is the mission of AMHC to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. Site includes resources, FAQ, list of international MH Crisis Lines, and an Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) US Therapist Directory
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 - 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)
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. Immigrant friendly. Multi-lingual: Spanish Service Area: Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, and surrounding communities. Key Words:
MENTAL HEALTH - Community Solutions South County Crisis Support
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, SCC
MENTAL HEALTH - Contact Cares Multi-purpose Help Line
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 (SAMHSA)
When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease such as Ebola, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to get help. Key Words: Mental Health, SAMHSA, COVID-19, Coronavirus
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 - Futures Without Violence Recommendations for Working with Immigrant Women
Manual containing information on the additional vulnerability of immigrant women to particular types of domestic violence including Questions and Answers for Immigrant and Refugee Women. POWER AND CONTROL WHEEL FOR IMMIGRANT WOMEN -ENGLISH | POWER AND CONTROL WHEEL FOR IMMIGRANT WOMEN - SPANISH This version of the Power and Control wheel focuses on some of the many ways battered immigrant women can be abused. Available in English and Spanish. Multi-language: English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese
MENTAL HEALTH - Give an Hour®
GAH exists for those who don’t have access to compassionate mental health care. Licensed mental health providers have joined Give an Hour® to change the direction of mental health and volunteer to provide direct services. Nationally we support: Those currently serving in the military, veterans (regardless of discharge status, deployment status, or era of service), and their families *** Those affected by natural disasters or man-made traumas Provides free mental health services to those in need by reaching out to partner organizations to identify groups in need as well as partnering with California based mental health associations to offer the opportunity to providers across the state to join us in this effort. Multi-language: Spanish
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 - Healing the Impacts of Racism
This Beginner's Anti-Racism Toolkit 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
HeartMob lets you report and document online harassment across platforms and get the kind of help you want from the community. We’re fighting fire with water, and working step by step to assist victims, educate communities, and stop harassment online. Technical Safety Guide Social Media Safety Guides Know Your Rights Self Care Guides Developing an Anti-Online Harassment Infrastructure Supportive Organizations
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
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 - Multi-Lingual Counseling Center
In recognizing the need for cultural and language specific mental health services in the Bay Area and lack of multi-lingual speaking counselors, we created Multi-lingual Counseling Center to serve the needs of growing multi-lingual community. Our mission is to provide mental health services and treatment to individuals suffering from different mental health symptoms such as depression, PTSD, Bipolar, anxiety, ADHD and all other mental health Diagnosis. Multi-language: Dari, Farsi.
MENTAL HEALTH - Muslim American Society-Social Services Foundation (MAS-SSF)
10/21 The (MAS-SSF) offers peer mental health and social support services in five languages: English, Dari/Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, and Urdu. Support Services in-person, on the phone, and over the internet include: • A completely confidential and HIPAA-compliant peer mental health service that gives you the ability to interact with a dedicated peer specialist from virtually anywhere. Call 916 486–8626, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm • Email MAS-SSF at
MENTAL HEALTH - Muslim American mental health experts are developing their own resources
8/26/21 Muslim American adults are twice as likely to report a history of attempted suicide than Americans belonging to other religious traditions or no religion, according to a new study. It’s a rate even higher than experts feared, one that includes both local tragedies that families may be reluctant to report and high-profile cases, like the shocking murder-suicide in Allen, Texas, that left an entire family dead in April and sent shockwaves through Muslim communities around the country.
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
MENTAL HEALTH - Narika (DV Support for Indian and Pakistani Women)
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) - Domestic Violence
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 Cultural Communities Wellness Program (CCWP)
A Family Outreach and Engagement Program (formerly known as ECCAC or Ethnic and Cultural Communities Advisory Committee) providing linguistic and culturally competent outreach, education, advocacy and peer support to ethnic communities. The goals are to reduce the stigma and increase understanding of behavioral health issues, increase willingness to seek help, and access to services. CCWP staff is multicultural and multilingual, representing at least 10 cultural communities, and speaking at least 12 languages. There are 7 CCWP teams: African Heritage Community | African Immigrant Community (Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Somali) | Chinese Community | Filipino Community | Latino Community | Native Family Community | and Vietnamese Community | Formerly ECCAC Multi-language: Language Assistance Services
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: Spanish | Vietnamese | Mandarin Chinese | Tagalog | Farsi 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 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
MENTAL HEALTH - SEEMA - Fina a Muslim Therapist
SEEMA advocates to embrace and empower mental health by way of support groups, educational workshops, social activities, and access to professionals, to eradicate mental health stigma within the Muslim community. Find a Muslim Therapist in North America
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 - SafeChat Silicon Valley
SafeChatSV is a confidential online chat platform for people that have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence or intimate partner violence to connect with an advocate for support. SafeChatSV is a collaborative project of domestic violence organizations in Silicon Valley. Trained, confidential advocates are available to provide emotional support, connection to resources, and education around domestic violence and relationship abuse. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese
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 Flyer
Summary of SCC Behavioral Health Programs
MENTAL HEALTH - Self-Care in Difficult Times
Updated 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 - Social Stigma associated with COVID-19
A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma - Target audience: Government, media and local organisations working on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The current COVID-19 outbreak has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviours against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact with the virus.
MENTAL HEALTH - Staying Strong Against COVID - Helpline for everyone working in Healthcare settings
A 24 hour hotline providing non-judgmental, confidential support and referral for ALL workers in healthcare settings, 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.
MENTAL HEALTH - Subtle Asian Mental Health Facebook Group
Please acknowledge that while we would like to be inclusive, this space is primarily a place for Asians and those of Asian descent. Our hope for this group is to reach as many Asians struggling with mental health, cultural issues, inter-generational trauma, and associated problems as possible. We want Asians to realize they are not alone in their struggles and experiences and that there are others who are here to provide support.
MENTAL HEALTH - Suicide Prevention Muslim Community Action Guide
Muslims are not immune to mental illness. Even though suicide is disallowed in strong language in the Qur'an (see 4:29; 2:195), it does not diminish the fact that countless Muslims struggle every day with suicidal thoughts. While you may not be trained as a mental health professional, this guide is meant to equip you with the knowledge and tools to better prevent, intervene, and address suicide in your community and help save lives.
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. Also TANGIBLE SUPPORT TO HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD including national listing of free clinics. Key Words: COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community
11/20 The County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services department has released a new resource for members of the LGBTQ+ community. This two-sided flyer lists 25 different places to get support, including counseling, medical care, crisis lines, and peer support. Multi-language: English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Key Wprds: SCC, therapy,
MENTAL HEALTH - White Swan Foundation (East Indian Mental Health Support)
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.
MENTAL HEALTH - WomenSV (Domestic Violence Support)
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, Los Altos
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,
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;
mental health - Amala Hopeline for Muslim Youth
10/21 If you are feeling sadness, anxiety, fear, or any emotions that you need to process, please call Amala Hopeline. We aim to provide a culturally competent, confidential, and non-judgmental counseling and resource referral over the phone. We are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 6PM-10PM. Please give us a call, we are here for you. 855-95-Amala