Neighborhood Councils are often approached about mental health resources for stakeholders, including veterans and homeless individuals. The city, county, and state resources below provide an overview of resources readily available in the area.
24/7 Mental Health Hotline, LA County: 800-854-7771
The LA County Department of Mental Health can help with urgent care placements and locating a community clinic. The County also follows the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which was approved by voters in 2004’s Proposition 63. The County explains, “The Mental Health Services Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and service needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system.” Services encompassed by the MHSA include prevention and early intervention, workforce training and education, technological upgrades, and innovative approaches to mental health treatment. A full text of the MHSA, revised in 2018, is available here.
916-322-7445 / DHCSMHSD@dhcs.ca.gov
The state offers additional resources, including a Stakeholder Engagement Initiative through the California Department of Health Care Services. Statewide projects on mental health Prevention and Early Intervention focus on reducing racial and ethnic disparities, reducing stigma, addressing student needs, and suicide prevention.
California Suicide Prevention: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255