Resources & Links for Mental Illness
primarily in South Bay area of Los Angeles
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(310) 892-8046 (310) 533-0705
Titles I and V of the ADA EEOC.Gov
The regulations 29 C.F.R Part 1630:1640: 1641:
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Medicare & Mental Health Benefits Publication # 10184
Board of Behavioral Services – State of CA
Court Services for mentally ill who get involved in Criminal Cases – Mental Health Court Linkage Program
Ventura County Guide to Medi-Cal Mental Health Services
HaMercaz A Community of Support for Families Raising Children with Special Needs The Federation’s HaMercaz program offers ongoing assistance, advocacy, and support for Jewish families and children with special needs and developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome, and cerebral palsy, from birth to age 22. Ha mercaz means “the center” in Hebrew.
- Resource Guide: Discover organizations and programs in L.A. that can help you and your family
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Didi Hirsch – Warmline 855 952 9276 A warmline is a confidential overnight telephone support service for anyone who is struggling with loneliness, anxiety, substance use or other mental health concerns, or anyone who needs information about available mental health services. Mental Health & Homeless Outreach for Harbor Area – 1 page from San Pedro Mental Health
Homes For Life.org/ Los Angeles County HFLF is dedicated to establishing a network of permanent, affordable, service-enriched housing within the geographic boundaries of Los Angeles County for individuals who suffer from mental disabilities, those who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Los Angeles Listing of Board & Care 37 pages pdf
Pacific Hospital in Long Beach
Patton State Hospital
River Community Hospital – Azusa, CA – Dual Diagnosis
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Panic Attack – ONLINE Support Group
What is Independent Living?
In order for an individual to be able to live on his own successfully, he will need to be able to take care of his personal needs – dressing, eating, hygiene – as well as manage simple household chores such as the laundry and grocery shopping. Decisions must also be made when dealing with financial matters such as paying bills and managing a bank account, tasks which a young adult with a mental disability may not have experience of but which are all necessary if he wants to live independently.
Through research, many advances have been made in improving lives of people struggling with schizophrenia. This article puts it in perspective.
Coping With Stigma of Mental Illness
Though society is more accepting, mental illness can still carry a stigma. Here are steps to help you cope.
Schizophrenia Outlook: A Time for Hope
With new medications and research, this is a time for hope. Read about three predictors that help determine how well a person will do.
Schizophrenia Disability Laws
What Causes Psychotic Disorders?
The exact cause of psychotic disorders is not known, but researchers believe that many factors may play a role. Some psychotic disorders tend to run in families, suggesting that the tendency, or likelihood, to develop the disorder may be inherited. Environmental factors may also play a role in their development, including stress, drug abuse and major life changes.
These disorders most often first appear when a person is in his or her late teens, 20s or 30s.
Help for Drug Abuse & Mental Illness
Alternatives to 12 Step Programs
Chabad Rehab Center 323.965.1365 on Olympic between Fairfax & La Brea
The Ness Center.org The NESS Counseling Center, Inc. is a non-profit, non-sectarian community based outpatient counseling service agency that provides a full range of life enhancing services, including, but not limited to, individual and family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment (DEJ, PC1000 and PROP 36) programs, drug assessments and testing, paternity testing, parenting classes, monitored child, exchange and visitation, domestic violence/anger management group sessions, and hate crime educational classes in the greater Los Angeles area.
Narconon – Drug Rehab
CO-Anon Co-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of men and women who are husbands, wives, parents, relatives or close friends of someone who is chemically dependent
Beacon House Association San Pedro, CA
Hospital List in South Bay
Child, Sibling & Related Pages
- Blame – Your fault or being scapegoated?
- Co Dependency
- FSP Full Service Partnership
- Lanterman – LPS – Conservatorship
- Laura’s Law – Court Mandated Mental Health Treatment
- Organizing, Hoarding, & Cluttering
Mental Health Videos
In an effort to get to the bottom of the current mental health crisis in the U.S., psychiatrist and documentarian Kenneth Paul Rosenberg M.D. chronicles personal, poignant stories of those suffering from mental illness, including his own family, to bring to light this epidemic and possible solutions. Shot over the course of five years, Bedlam takes viewers inside Los Angeles County’s overwhelmed and vastly under-resourced psych ER, a nearby jail warehousing thousands of psychiatric patients, and the homes — and homeless encampments — of people affected by severe mental illness, where silence and shame often worsen the suffering.
Available till May 15th
insurance coverage for behavioral and mental health. http://on.apa.org/parity-law.
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PBS News Hours - Are mentally ill Americans getting adequate care?
Millions of Americans are now eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including 1.2 million people with mental illnesses. But this particularly vulnerable group may not actually be getting the heath care they need
Introduction to California’s Public Mental Health System (9/23/2019)
Mental Health in CA
Behavioral Health Integration CHCF.org
Sharp Mental Health - Play List
Medicare & You - Mental Health
Dental For Everyone, has an excellent website with full brochures, online quoting and enrollment
Medicare & You - Mental Health
I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia | Cecilia McGough | TEDxPSU
Living With Schizophrenia
Four Patients with Schizophrenia
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