A collection of valuable self-help mental health resources, links, and articles that will support you on your journey to vibrant mental health and well-being.
Get immediate help in a crisis
- Call 911
- Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish), or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746. Spanish speakers from Puerto Rico can text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chat.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online Chat
- The Eldercare Locatore: 1-800-677-1116 TTY Instructions
- Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Crisis Chat or text: 8388255
Find a health care provider or treatment for substance use disorder and mental health
- SAMHSA’s National Helplineexternal icon: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and TTY 1-800-487-4889
- Treatment Services Locator Websiteexternal icon
- Interactive Map of Selected Federally Qualified Health Centersexternal icon
CDC Mental health resources during pandemic
- How Right Now
- Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
- HHS ASPR TRACIE COVID-19 Behavioral Health Resources
- Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
- Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health during an Infectious Disease Outbreak
For Families and Children
- Helping Children Cope during an COVID-19 Outbreak
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Coping After a Disaster – A Ready Wrigley activity book for children age 3-10
- Teen Depression
For People at Higher Risk for Serious Illness
For Healthcare Workers and First Responders
- Healthcare Personnel and First Responders: How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Emergency Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
- Disaster Technical Assistance Center (SAMHSA)
For Other Workers
Parent/Child Counseling Support Resources & Suggested Reading:
Aha! Parenting offers online classes, articles, and books with a focus on relationship-based parenting.
Dr. Gabor Mate website offers resources on parenting and human development, as well as chronic illness and addiction.
Understanding ADHD offers information on treating ADHD, which often requires medical, educational, behavioral and psychological intervention.
Couples Counseling Support Resources & Suggested Reading:
General Mental Health Resources:
http://atlasofemotions.org/ – understanding of emotions and why we react the way we do
Center for Online Addiction
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Internet Mental Health
Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders
National Initiative for Eating Disorders
NEDA – Feeding Hope – National Eating Disorders Association
Get in Touch with a Counselor:
Are you ready to reach out and get professional support from a marriage and family counselor? Get in touch with us and a counselor will contact you. You are welcome to ask questions about psychotherapy, counseling, or mental health resources in California or to schedule a complementary 15-minute phone consultation.
We are physically located in Santa Barbara County (Santa Barbara and San Ynez), and are available virtually to help people residing anywhere in California.
Our counseling team looks forward to hearing from you.
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- Call or text us at 805-245-3340