Los Angeles and Orange County
Mental Health Resources
Orange County Resources
The Priority Center’s Outreach and Engagement Program
The program provides short-term counseling, individual skill building, mental health screenings, educational workshops on topics of mental health, as well as referrals and linkages to resources in the community, at no cost. The Priority Center’s O&E services are for all ages, regardless of insurance or income, and provided in the following languages: English, Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese, as well as Arabic, Farsi and Pashtu through its subcontractors.
County of Orange Health Care Agency Behavioral Health Services
The mission is to prevent substance abuse and/or mental health crisis; when signs are present, to intervene early and appropriately; and when assessments indicate that treatment is required, to provide the right type of treatment, at the right place, by the right person/programs to help individuals achieve and maintain the highest quality of health and wellness.
When you do, you’ll talk with an understanding and supportive “Navigator” who’s been specially trained to guide you to the exact Health Care Agency resources that will help you most. Your Navigator can assist you with and connect you to behavioral health services for people of all ages, including:
Community mental health promotion
Alcohol and drug prevention
Outreach and engagement for homeless individuals and families
School-based prevention services for students, parents, and staff
Parenting and family support services
Counseling services for youth and adults
Specialized early intervention mental health programs for youth, LGBTIQ, new parents, veterans, and older adults
Mental health treatment, including outpatient and residential
Substance misuse and addiction programs, including outpatient and residential
Crisis intervention services
Suicide prevention, including survivor support services
Behavioral health training for community members
And many, many more
Call OC Links for yourself, a family member, a friend, a coworker, a neighbor, or anyone else you think could use a little help.
Pathways in California
Specialize in behavioral health & integrated care services in the community and home settings. Since 1996, Pathways have served thousands of children, youth, adults and families in cutting-edge programs that are marked by an unwavering commitment to outstanding value and recovery-focused care.
The Older Adult Support & Intervention Services (OASIS) multidisciplinary team provides recovery-oriented services to mentally ill older adults in Orange County. We provide strength-based services to empower our members to achieve their full potential and live a meaningful life In their community.
Supporting Transitional Age Youth (STAY)
The STAY Process supports Transitional Age Youth 16-25 years old in their steps toward recovery from their mental illness to achieve an independent and productive life. It is open to youth that lives in Orange County with a serious mental illness with limited family, economic and social support.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI OC)
The mission of NAMI Orange County is to provide emotional support, education, and resources for families, and those affected by mental illness. In collaboration with the entire community, we advocate for a life of quality and dignity, one without discrimination, for all those persons affected by this illness.
NAMI Orange County conducts educational programs, meetings, and support groups throughout Orange County addressing every aspect of mental health at no cost to the community.
Latino Health Access
Latino Health Access is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 in Santa Ana, California. We reach out to residents in laundromats, garages, churches, and our recently-opened new headquarters to combat serious public health problems plaguing a community of uninsured and under-served families.
Services are led and facilitated by promotors and community health workers trained to support
people in understanding their situation and find solutions to their problems and avoid affecting their mental and emotional wellbeing.
Los Angeles Resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Urban Los Angeles
NAMI Basics is a FREE 6-week program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional & behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps you understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13.
LA County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH)
The LACDMH is the largest county mental health department in the country, directly operates more than 85 programs, and contracts with providers to provide a spectrum of mental health services to people of all ages to support hope, recovery, and wellbeing.
Services include assessments, case management, crisis intervention, medication support, peer support, and other rehabilitative services.
Los Angeles Outpatient Center (LAOP)
The Los Angeles Outpatient Center (LAOP) is an adult outpatient clinic specializing in Mental Health and Eating Disorders.
Los Angeles Mission
Los Angeles Mission breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty, by stabilizing people in a safe and spiritual environment, connecting them to solutions, and walking with them on their journey.
What I Need (WIN)
WIN connects users to 12 categories of free resources. WIN is free, easy to use, and empowers homeless, abused and resource-insecure youth, families, and adults to find services that will help them build an independent life.
Users can search for anything, from food pantries and homeless shelters, to free health services, educational resources and more.
More than a directory - WIN users can receive alerts about job fairs and other community events, offer feedback and connect to live assistance hotlines through the "I Need Help Now" page.