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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, KHTS AM-1220 is highlighting the numerous programs and counseling options available for Santa Clarita Valley residents in need.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, KHTS AM-1220 is highlighting the numerous programs and counseling options available for Santa Clarita Valley residents in need.

A List Of Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Resources

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, KHTS AM-1220 is highlighting the numerous programs and counseling options available for Santa Clarita Valley residents in need.

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The list below is from a coalition of Santa Clarita Valley officials who are working in concert to increase awareness and communication about local resources.

Mental health concerns are linked to numerous problems, but the message the group is trying to spread is that there is always someone to talk to, and the Santa Clarita Valley offers a variety of free and low-cost options for those seeking help.

It’s also important to keep in mind that anybody can be at risk for suicide and there is no single stereotype of a person at risk of suicide, according to Suicide Prevention Resource Center officials.

There are three steps in preventing suicide: Ask, listen and stay with them, and get help.

If someone is showing signs of being suicidal, ask them directly and unambiguously and be prepared for the answer, she said. It will decrease their risk because it shows someone is willing help.

If they say they are suicidal, listen and allow the person to express their feelings and let them “tell their story.” Do not leave them alone.

And lastly, get help. Get the person appropriate help. Help is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or at suicideprevention.org.

Here are some warning signs for those who might know someone or be in need themselves, courtesy of Larry Schallert, assistant director of the Student Health & Wellness/Mental Health Program at College of the Canyons:

  •       Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself
  •       Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun
  •       Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  •       Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  •       Talking about being a burden to others
  •       Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  •       Acting anxious or agitated, behaving recklessly
  •       Sleeping too little or too much
  •       Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  •       Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  •       Displaying extreme moods

There are 24-hour numbers available. In the event of an emergency, 911 should always be the first call. Those looking to speak with someone can call 1-800-273-8255, for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; 1-800-854-7771, for The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; and 1-800-784-2433, for The Treatment Advocacy Center. You can contact the SCV Child & Family Center at 661-259-9439. The phone number for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project is 661-257-9688.

Mental Health and other Resources for Santa Clarita Valley and Surrounding Areas

 College of the Canyons Student Health & Wellness Resource Website:

http://www.canyons.edu/Offices/Health/Pages/Community-Referral-Sources.aspx

Child & Family Center, Santa Clarita

http://www.childfamilycenter.org/

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Behavioral Health Free and Confidential MH Screening Website:

http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/#/henrymayo

Mental Health America

www.mentalhealthamerica.net

Mental Health: It’s Part of All Our Lives

1-800-789-2647    www.allmentalhealth.samsha.gov

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

http://www.nctsn.org/

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

www.thenationalcouncil.org

National Institute for Mental Health

www.nimh.nih.gov

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK     www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Reachout.com

http://us.reachout.com/reachouthere

SAMHSA Site for Coping with Disaster and Traumatic Events

http://www.samhsa.gov/trauma/?from=carousel&position=1&date=02282012

Santa Clarita City Mental Health Resource Page

http://www.santa-clarita.com/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=5713

SCV Youth Project

661-257-9688     www.helpnothassle.org

Stop Bullying

www.stopbullying.gov

ACCESS (DMH Mental Health Hotline)

800-854-7771

Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Center

818-267-1100

Child & Family Center, Santa Clarita (Children, Youth and Adults)

661-259-9439

Child and Family Guidance Center – Northridge

818-993-9311

College of the Canyons Student Health & Wellness Center

661-362-3259

Counseling 4 Kids

818-441-7800

Counseling West – Adult and Children Sherman Oaks

818-990-9898

Department of Mental Health (DMH) ACCESS Line:

800-854-7771

Didi Hirsch – Children & Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse

888-807-7250

East Valley Youth & Family Center

818-574-7745

El Centro de Amistad

818-898-0223

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline

888-843-4564

Grace Baptist Church

661-296-8737

Hathaway-Sycamores

818-896-2255

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Behavioral Health

661-200-1080

Henry Mayo Hospital Behavioral Health Services

661-200-1080

Kaiser Behavioral Health

818-758-1200

 Mission City Community Network, Inc.-Medication

818-830-1008

 Olive View Urgent Care for Mental Health

818-485-0888

Penny Lane

818-332-8321

Prima Pediatrics – Medication Evaluation

661-424-9000

Regional Center (North Los Angeles County Regional Center)

661-775-8450

San Fernando Mental Health Center-County DMH

818-832-2400

Santa Clarita Mental Health

661-288-4800

Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry

661-255-9078

Santa Clarita Valley Service Center

661-254-0070

Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project

661-257-9688

Single Mothers Outreach (661) 298-9593

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

911 or 661-255-1121

The Help Group

818-267-2646

The Village and Family Services and Youth Drop In Center

818-755-8786

Urgent Mental Health Care (DMH) in Sylmar

818-485-0888

Valencia Counseling Associates

661-259-8200

Valley Child Guidance Center Palmdale

661-265-8627

Valley Coordinated Children Services

818-708-4500

Valley Prevention & Treatment Center – Children & Adults

661-251-1023

Strengths United (formerly Valley Trauma Center)

661-702-0000

Other Services/Support Groups

ACTION Family Counseling

800-367-8336

A Light of Hope  Ages 13-30

www.alightofhopescv.org     (661) 513-4325

Alcoholic’s Anonymous

661-259-0802

Because I Love You (Parents & Youth Support Groups)

818-882-4881

Bridge to Home Client Services Center

661-254-4663

DCFS Child Protection Hotline

800-540-4000

Domestic Violence Hotline Admin

661-259-8175     Hotline  661-259-4357

Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

888-792-2873

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

818-994-6747

National Council On Alcohol & Drugs

661-253-9400

Salvation Army Services (Canoga Park)

818-883-6321

SCV Pregnancy Center (Screening, options counseling)

661-255-0082

Psychiatrists

Basta,Fawzy, MD. Adolescent & Adults

818-886-5628

Berglund, Robin, M.D.

818-784-4706

Best, Andrea, M.D.

661-259-5972

Daniels, Marsha, MD

818-995-7848

Li, Eric MD

310-442-9449

McDonald Mark, MD

310-954-9564

Steinberg, Lance, MD

818-224-3540

Licensed Psychologists – All listed below will see Adults & Children

C &FC Family Wellness Program

661-259-9439

Criss-Hagerty, Julie, Ph.D

661-287-9751

Nancy Dunbar, Ph.D.

661-288-2324

Hamlin, Greg, PsyD:

661-295-9502

Harter, Karen, Ph.D.

818-734-9330

Mahler, Bonnie, Ph.D.

661-260-3131

Peters Glen Psy.D:

818-475-2666

Resendez, Larry, Psy.D.

661-373-5883

Steinman, Lynne, Ph.D. (Adults only)

661-259-0144

Theberge, Denise, Ph.D.

661-254-3577

Witkin, Michelle, Ph.D.

661-753-3987

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Child & Family Center Family Wellness Program

661-259-9439

Lori Crawford, LCSW

661-993-2645

Claudia Janes, MFT

661-645-8282

Christopher C. Jones, CAGS Dynamic Intervention

661-257-1254

Walter King, M.ED., M F T

661-287-9337

Jeffrey Lumaya, LCSW

661-733-4434

Carole Lutness, LCSW

661-755-7524

Helen Meek MFT

661-259-6100

Richard Posalski LCSW

818-773 9988

Debbie Reed, M.S., MFT

661-287-4243

Wendy Schultz, MFT

661-297-0362

Charlotte Strong, LCSW

661-713-7798

Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at community@hometownstation.com.

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A List Of Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Resources

2 comments

  1. None of the links work (yes I can copy and paste). Hey… KHTS… You claim to want to help but post an unorganized set of links… Please don’t placate SCV… Be a leader… OR NOT… Truly address issue and please don’t just feed us links for someone else….

  2. So sorry for everyone involved. It’s so sad that emotional health is not taught in school and that therapy has such a negative image. If only he thought he could get help. Such a loss.

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