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Community-based Mental Health Services

Those experiencing a mental health issue sometimes need access to treatment, rehabilitation, and support services within their community. These services and resources can be provided through a variety of social, health, and mental health agencies, each with its own eligibility criteria and application and monitoring processes. Community-based treatment can help people to better maintain their quality of life, family relationships, friendships and jobs while receiving treatment.

Community Services

Long Beach Services

Organization Description / Contact
Long Beach Police Dept. Mental Health Evaluation Team

Emergency and non-emergency mental health services for the city of Long Beach.


Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health

This is an emergency and non-emergency hotline that operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gatekeeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and patient transport.


Star View Behavioral Health’s BHUCC

Features two separate 24-hour psychiatric urgent care facilities. One part of the facility is for 12 adults and another accommodates up to six adolescents. Both feature a 24-hour nursing staff along with mental health therapists. The BHUCC also includes a Crisis Walk-In Center (CWIC) where clients can be evaluated and receive medications on a short-term basis until they’re connected to on-going psychiatric care.


CSULB Community Clinic

Individual, couple, family counseling, and psycho-ed assessment for children and adolescents is available for only $7.50 a session. The clinic provides educational and psychological services at a low cost while also serving as training environment for CSULB master’s degree students.


Additional LA County Mental Health Resources 

Orange County Services

Organization Description / Contact

Call OC Links, the BHS Information and Referral Line to access programs, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or chatting with a navigator online at:


OC Behavioral Health Services Navigation Brochure PDF

State/National Services

Organization Description / Contact
CA Hope Warmline

CA Hope Warmline assists Californians who are experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety and/or panic as a result of the pandemic.  This campaign seeks to both normalize feelings resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as provide resources for individuals who need help managing their feelings. These resources are also suicide prevention tools available to individuals and organizations.

(833) 317-HOPE (4673)

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services features a Crisis Prevention Hotline provides toll-free, 24-hour, immediate, confidential, culturally and linguistically appropriate, over-the-phone suicide prevention services to anyone, who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. English and Spanish. Vietnamese counselors are available 8 hours a day with the availability to transfer to a multilanguage (interpretation of other languages is available upon request).


NAMI Warmline

NAMI Warmline provides telephone-based, non-crisis support for anyone struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues. Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 a.m., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Live Chat available at:


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people to trained Crisis Counselors.

Text “HOME” to 741-741  |  Text “STEVE” for people of color

Community Resources

CSULB Recommended

CSULB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has a list of recommended community resources.

Mental Health Virtual Award Videos

Suicide Prevention


First Place: “An Awkward Conversation”
Valencia High School

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Team Pick: "Stay”
La Quinta High School Creative Writing 

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Mental Health Matters


First Place: “Baggage”
Canyon High School 

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Second Place: “Origami” 
Canyon High School 
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Third Place: “Hidden”
Arnold O. Beckman High School 
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Through the Lens of Culture


Honorable Mention: “Culture Doesn’t Define Me
La Quinta HS NAMI On Campus
Language: English and Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Honorable Mention: “Salud Mental” 
Katella High School 
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Honorable Mention: “Primera Generacion”
Learn4Life Innovation High School

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Animated Short


First Place: “Audience of One”
La Quinta High School Creative Writing

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Honorable Mention: “Flares and Mazes”
Fullerton College

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Walk In Our Shoes (Middle School)


Honorable Mention“How to Help a Friend in Need” 
Whitaker Elementary School 
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Honorable Mention: “Mental Health Solutions”
Buena Park Junior High

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