General Mental Health

Nonprofits, Self-Help, Professional Organizations, More

Aspira Foster & Family Services
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Provides foster homes for thousands of California children, and helps families at risk stay together - keeping children out of the foster care or group care system - through counseling and other much-needed support. Offers mental health services to individuals and families in the community as well as those in foster care or group care. Offers adoption services to provide safe and permanent families to live and grow into the future. Services are in creative partnership with communities all over the state.

California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA)
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A statewide association of private, nonprofit community-based agencies providing rehabilitation and support services for adult clients coping with the disabling effects of serious and/or persistent mental illness. CASRA seeks to promote and support the development of community-based systems of services which provide choices for consumers and which are based upon the promise of growth and recovery, to provide leadership and consultation to enhance the development of effective community services which promote self-help and rehabilitation, to address legislative and regulatory issues which affect the provision of mental health services and to facilitate a network for the sharing of ideas, experiences and expertise among association members.

California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies
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Promotes comprehensive, responsive and integrated service systems by enhancing the ability of nonprofit member agencies to provide mental health services that empower the people they serve to lead full and productive lives.

California Counseling Institute
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Offers short-term and long-term counseling as well as educational programs and workshops to churches and the community. Counseling concerns may include significant life changes, emotional problems, relationship problems, family problems, substance abuse, work and abuse involving sex, children and family members.

California Department of Mental Health
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Entrusted with leadership of the California mental health system, CDMH ensures through partnerships the availability and accessibility of effective, efficient, culturally competent services. This is accomplished by advocacy, education, innovation, outreach, understanding, oversight, monitoring, quality improvement, and the provision of direct services.

California Institute for Mental Health
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Works to promote excellence in mental health services through training, technical assistance, research and policy development.

California Mental Health & Spirituality Initiative
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The initiative's goals seek to: increase awareness of spirituality as a potential resource in mental health prevention, early intervention, and recovery; and encourage collaboration among faith-based organizations, mental health services providers, consumers, family members, and communities in combating stigma and reducing disparities in access to services for diverse populations.

California Mental Health Directors Association
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Provides assistance, information, training, and advocacy to the public mental health agencies that are its members.

CalMHSA (California Mental Health Services Authority)
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The mission of CalMHSA is to provide member counties a flexible, efficient, and effective administrative/fiscal structure focused on collaborative partnerships and pooling efforts in: Development and implementation of common strategies and programs; Fiscal integrity, protections, and management of collective risk; Accountability at state, regional and local levels.

CFILC (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers)
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CFILC supports independent living centers in local communities through advocacy and promoting access and integration for people with disabilities.

Community Care Licensing Division
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Promotes the health, safety and quality of life of each person in community care through the administration of an effective collaborative regulatory enforcement system.

CounselingCalifornia.com
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Offers a searchable directory of qualified marriage and family therapists (MFTs) and other psychotherapists licensed to practice in the state of California.

Each Mind Matters
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Unites the hundreds of organizations working together to create health systems that serve minds and bodies, and the millions of Californians who refuse to stay silent while untreated mental illness takes an unnecessary toll on both families and communities.

Forensic Mental Health Association of California
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A nonprofit public benefit corporation established to formalize the goals and objectives of forensic mental health professionals throughout California, as well as to ensure the continuation of an ongoing forum for education and discussion on all matters pertaining to forensic mental health and related issues.

Healing Children through Creativity: Child Art Therapy Training Workshops
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Experiential workshops introduce the basic principles and practice of art therapy to emotionally, behaviorally, developmentally and medically challenged children.

Integrated Behavioral Health Project
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An initiative to accelerate the integration of behavioral health services and primary care in California. Their goal is to identify and elevate program elements, strategies, and treatment approaches leading to successful integration of mental and physical care. IBHP is a team of consultants working for CCI and the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) as part of its Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative.

Know the Signs
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A statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. The campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources.

Mental Health Association in California
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The Mental Health Association in California brings together 18 local chapters of the oldest national mental health consumer organization, the National Mental Health Association. It strives to affect legislation and program funding for mental health support activities.

NAMI California
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A grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. It advocates for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all of its constituents and provides leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout California.

On-Line Gamers Anonymous
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Fellowship of people sharing their experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover and heal from the problems caused by compulsive game playing. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop playing on-line games. "There are no dues or fees for OLGA/Olg-Anon membership; we are self- supporting through our own contributions. OLGA/Olg-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stop our on-line game playing and to help other compulsive on-line garners do the same."

Proxy Parent Foundation
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Safeguards public benefits for disabled persons through the Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) of California Master Pooled Trust and provides "family like" personal support services for people with mental illness and other brain disorders.

Sierra-Sacramento Child Abuse Prevention Council
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A network of child prevention councils engaged in coordinated prevention activities for the vulnerable children of the region.

Violence Prevention Resource Directory
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This publication lists county-specific resources for domestic violence, sexual violence, child and elder abuse. The following categories of services are listed for each county: Domestic Violence Victim/Prevention Services, Domestic Violence Shelter Services, Sexual Violence (Rape) Victim/Prevention Services, Victim/Witness Services, Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, and Batterers Intervention Programs (Approved).

Working Well Together
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A newly formed collaborative of four statewide client, family, parent/caregiver and mental health training and technical assistance organizations: California Network of Mental Health Clients, NAMI California, United Advocates for Children and Families and the California Institute of Mental Health. Together, these organizations utilize their combined expertise, experience, grassroots networks and mental health system connections to affirm wellness and recovery from mental illness.

 
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