Community Resources: Mental and Behavioral Health Assistance

Staying healthy and having easy access to the resources that keep you well are especially important during times of stress. The agencies below offer a variety of assistance and all are providing services during this time of Covid-19 shelter in place.

Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline, opens a new window  Call 988 for free, compassionate support if you or a loved one is in crisis, or just need to talk. This service is free, available 24/7 for anyone, and available in over 200 languages. If you are calling from area codes other than 408, 650, 660, please call 800-704-0900 and press 1. Spread the word with this print-out: 988 Informational Flyer

County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health, opens a new window  Call Center 1(800) 704-0900 is the entry point for access to all Santa Clara County behavioral health services. They provide support for individuals and families who are in crisis; considering suicide 1(855) 278-4204; or struggling with mental illness 1(800) 704-0900, substance use 1(800) 488-9919, or both. The Call Center is available 24/7 and help is also offered in Spanish, Chinese, Farsi, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

Santa Clara County's Network of Care, opens a new window offers an area specific searchable directory, opens a new window to help you find services and facilities related to behavioral health, crisis services, and substance use.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, opens a new window (NAMI) continues to offer support during this time. Its warmline/helpdesk (408) 452-0400 x1 offers help Monday through Friday, with after hours support at (408) 452-0400 x4. They also offer a resource page on where to get help with everything from local mental health clinics to housing and financial assistance for those with mental health disabilities to find a missing family member.

Momentum for Health, opens a new window (408) 254-6828 is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health services in Santa Clara County. Momentum offers adults, adolescents and families an array of high-quality programs and services that promote a healthier, independent future. Services continue, with changes to accommodate social distancing.

Eating Disorder Resource Center, EDRC provides help to people affected by eating disorders through phone, e-mail, and in-person guidance. This includes education, treatment options, resources and more.

EDRC runs confidential support groups and offers information about treatment professionals, helplines, and crisis services in the Bay Area. In addition, EDRC provides information on insurance coverage and help clients receive insurance coverage for their eating disorder treatment.

You are not alone. Please reach out for assistance if you need it.

Updated: August 10, 2022