If you or someone you know need mental wellness support, there are many resources available in our community that are here to help. Below are some of those resources, but this is not an exhaustive list. You can also call the 24/7 California Peer Run Warm Line – a non-emergency resource for anyone seeking mental and emotional support: 855-845-7415.
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services: Provides mental health services for eligible children, youth, and adults. Start by calling Acute Crisis Care and Evaluation for Systemwide Services at 1-800-491-9099.
Mental Health Association of Alameda County: A nonprofit organization that advocates for individuals with mental illness, supports and educates their family caregivers, and offers free mental health resources to the residents of Alameda County.
Take Action for Mental Health: As part of California’s ongoing mental health movement, the Take Action for Mental Health campaign is designed to help you check in, learn more, and get support for your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): National grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness.
Asian Health Services Specialty Mental Health Program: Provides: prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for people with mental health conditions. We serve children, youth, adults, and older adults of Alameda County. Staff are bilingual and bicultural in Cantonese, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Mien, Vietnamese, and English.
Asian Mental Health Collective: A global non-profit organization that aims to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. Provides a list of AAPI therapists.
BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): Aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience accessing or staying connected with emotional health care and healing.
Association of Black Psychologists: Its mission is the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit. Provides a directory of Black therapists.
Black Mental Wellness: Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Family Paths, Inc.: A non-profit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provide a number of mental health and supportive services to low-income, multi-stressed individuals and families.
West Coast Children’s Clinic: Committed to providing psychological services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families regardless of their ability to pay.
Native American Health Center: Provides behavioral health care to community members in need regardless of tribal affiliations or ethnicity. Their diverse team of experienced professionals provide individual psychotherapy and group treatment services that are guided by the community and best practices. They respect and support the unique beliefs and cultural traditions of our members.
La Clínica: Offers behavioral health services for Alameda County residents through a variety of programs that are funded to provide treatment to Alameda County’s Spanish- speaking communities. All clinical staff are bilingual in Spanish/English. Services are provided in a culturally focused manner centered on individual, family, and community strengths. Evidence-based practices are utilized to support resiliency, wellness, and recovery.
NAMI’s Compartiendo Esperanza: Three-part video series that explores the journey of mental wellness in Hispanic/Latinx communities through dialogue, storytelling, and a guided discussion.
Therapy for Latinx: A database of therapists who either identify as Latinx or have worked closely with and understand the unique needs of the Latinx community.
Pacific Center for Human Growth: The oldest LGBTQIA+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding-scale mental health clinic for LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC people and their families in Alameda County.
LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC): Provides a list of local LGBTQ psychotherapists of Color.
AssistedLiving.org: Provides a guide with information about common mental health conditions affecting seniors and a state-by-state list of available resources.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Offers 24/7 access to trained counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. Call or text 988.
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: Offers a broad range of counseling, education, and prevention services in a safe environment. Services include ongoing therapy groups, school-based counseling, supportive services for seniors, suicide prevention for youth; and community education. Trained crisis intervention counselors are available to receive crisis calls and give supportive counseling 24 hours a day, every day. Translation is available in more than 140 languages, and (TDD) services for deaf and hearing-impaired individuals. Call 1-800-309-2131.
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. Assists with crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community. Call 1-800-843-5200.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-TALK (8255) for free 24/7 support. Call 888-628-9454 for support in Spanish.
Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741-741 for free 24/7 crisis counseling.
The Trevor Project: Call 866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678-678 for mental health support specialized for the LGBTQ+ communities.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES IN DISTRICT 3
Alameda Family Services The Alameda Family Services Clinic & Community Behavioral Health Care division provides counseling services to families, children, adults, couples, and groups. Please call the intake line at 510-629-6210 to schedule a phone screening.
Protecting Youth Mental Health: In a new Surgeon General’s Advisory, Dr. Vivek Murthy calls for a whole-of-society effort to mitigate the mental health impacts of the pandemic, to address longstanding challenges, and prevent future mental health challenges. The advisory outlines actionable steps for young people and their families and caregivers, schools, health leaders, community organizations, funders, media and technology companies, employers, and governments to protect youth mental health.
Be There Certificate: A free, digital, self-paced learning experience designed to increase mental health literacy and provide youth with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to support anyone struggling with their mental health safely.