Resources & Links for Mental Illness
primarily in South Bay area of Los Angeles

Mental Health is NOW a mandated Essential Benefit under Health Care Reform

We are in the process of updating this page.  If you find any links that would be helpful to other website visitors, please put them in the comments section below.

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Paul Stansbury

(310) 892-8046  (310) 533-0705

[email protected]

Federal Government & National Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Titles I and V of the ADA EEOC.Gov

The regulations 29 C.F.R Part 1630:1640: 1641:

Minimum wages for workers with disabilities

disability rights

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Medicare & Mental Health Benefits Publication # 10184

California Government

CA Dept. of Developmental Services

Eligibility Criteria Regional Centers Los Angeles Zip Code Lookup

Board of Behavioral Services – State of CA

Court Services for mentally ill who get involved in Criminal Cases – Mental Health Court Linkage Program 

Los Angeles County

Harbor Regional Center

Medi Cal

Ventura County Guide to Medi-Cal Mental Health Services

Los Angeles

Jewish 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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Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health

ACCESS  Access to Community Care, Effective Services & Support

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

150 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Board & Care

Pacific View San Pedro, CA

Homes For 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

NAMI West LA Listing

American Residential Treatment Assoc.


Pacific Hospital in Long Beach

Del Amo Hospital

Patton State Hospital

River Community Hospital – Azusa, CA – Dual Diagnosis


Black Sheep of Family

Senior Citizens Legal Hotline  senior legal hot  551-2140; 800-222-1753

“Special Needs? Answer’”

Mortgage on buying a home for people with Disabilities. Mortgage Guide for people with disabilities

Take the ADHD Assessment

How Much Do You know about ADHD?

Mood Buster Matching Game

Assess Your Depression

PsychNet – UK

Suicide Info.

Law Mental Health Disability & Mental Health

309.28 Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood

More housing funds

Criminal Law Issues – Competence to Stand Trial

Panic Attack – ONLINE Support Group

What is Independent Living?  How young adults with mental problems can transition to 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.

NAMI on securing stable housing  

Mental Health America  


Intermittent Explosive Disorder



Living With Schizophrenia

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


Delusional Disorder  


Mental of New Zealand

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.


Parent Version of the Young Mania Rating Scale (P-YMRS)

Bipolar Disorder Assessment

Depression and Bi Polar Alliance Web Site


Bi Polar Disorder for Dummies

Help for Drug Abuse & Mental Illness
Dual Diagnosis
Double Truggers


Alternatives to 12 Step Programs

Jewish Drug & Alcohol Recovery

Chabad Rehab Center 323.965.1365 on Olympic between Fairfax & La Brea

The Ness 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.

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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

The Village – Long Beach

Pacifica House

California Association of Alcohol & Drug Counselors



Hospital List in South Bay

Mental Health Videos

PBS Bedlam

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.

Ted Talk - Benefits Physical Exercise

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

Sharp Mental Health - Play List


Medicare & You - Mental Health

Medicare SNP Special Needs Plans - Medicare Advantage

Dental For Everyone

Dental For Everyone, has an excellent  website with full brochures, online quoting and enrollment 

Medicare & You - Mental Health

Medicare & Mental Illness # 10184   

Medicare & Mental Illness # 10184


Schizophrenia Booklet  

 Schizophrenia Booklet

I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia | Cecilia McGough | TEDxPSU

Living With Schizophrenia

Four Patients with Schizophrenia

International Travel Insurance

Google Ad Sense

3 comments on “Resources – Mental Health

  1. We need stable housing for our very high functioning young adult (26). Redondo Beach.

    Tolerance is more of an issue than cost.

    She talks to herself and new neighbors are very intolerant and harassing.

    Any information on landlord or property owners with available rentals or even co ownership would be most appreciated.

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