Tips for Navigating Services

AND UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

It can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to finding the right resources for your child. Below are tools, definitions, and a glossary to navigate the process and for understanding the different options available.

Resource Directory

Find a complete list of organizations providing youth and family mental health and wellness services. Find crisis resources, therapists, treatment programs, parent and youth support groups, and more.

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A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.

Mental illness is not something that happens to other people, it touches all of us.

Crisis & relapse happen in isolation ~ recovery happens in community.

Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.

Depression is an illness, not a weakness and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

Community Calendar

Find workshops, events, support groups

September 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
2
  • Young People in Recovery: Virtual All-Recovery Meeting
3
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • Friday Night Live (FNL) Council
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
4
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm
5
6
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • Padres Juntos- "Educamos a Nuestros Hijos"
7
  • SPOT parent support group
  • Goodwill Youth Program Orientation
  • Parenting Together Classes
8
  • CA Student Mental Wellness Conference - virtual
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
9
  • CA Student Mental Wellness Conference - virtual
  • Sept School Updates for Families - SB County SELPA
10
  • CA Student Mental Wellness Conference - virtual
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • Friday Night Live (FNL) Council
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
  • Candlelight Vigil in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day
11
  • YMHFA - Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Youth Making Change Organizing Summit [ages 13-24]
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm
12
13
  • CET Monthly Coffee Zoom Meeting @ Monday September 13, 2021 9am - 10:30am (PDT)
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • Padres Juntos- "Educamos a Nuestros Hijos"
14
  • SPOT parent support group
  • AHA! Fall 2021 Program Enrollment Meeting
  • Goodwill Youth Program Orientation
  • Parenting Together Classes
15
  • SBCC presents: Movies for Mental Health (Online)
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • AHA! Programas Gratuitos de Certificación
16
  • AHA! Fall 2021 Program Enrollment Meeting
  • Young People in Recovery: Virtual All-Recovery Meeting
17
  • Youth Mental Health Awareness Gathering - ages 12-24
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • Friday Night Live (FNL) Council
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
18
  • Youth Mental Health Awareness Gathering - ages 12-24
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm Orientation
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm
19
  • Youth Mental Health Awareness Gathering - ages 12-24
  • YMHFA - Youth Mental Health First Aid [SPANISH]
  • YouthWell Wellness Workshop
20
  • Meeting with Elise and Paige
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • Padres Juntos- "Educamos a Nuestros Hijos"
21
  • SPOT parent support group
  • AHA! Fall 2021 Program Enrollment Meeting
  • Goodwill Youth Program Orientation
  • Parenting Together Classes
  • Youth Making Change Organizing Summit Series Part 1
22
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • AHA! Spanish Social-Emotional Learning Series- Emotion Management
  • NAMI Family to Family - 8-week class
23
  • YMHFA - Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Conversations About Suicide: Help and Hope
  • AHA! Fall 2021 Program Enrollment Meeting
  • Youth Making Change Organizing Summit Series Part 2
24
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • Friday Night Live (FNL) Council
  • STESA Book Club - "Bear Town"
25
  • AHA!'s Littlest Little Farm
26
27
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
  • Padres Juntos- "Educamos a Nuestros Hijos"
28
  • SPOT parent support group
  • Goodwill Youth Program Orientation
  • Parenting Together Classes
  • Youth Organizing Summit Series Part 3
29
  • Parenting Help Line/ Línea de ayuda para Padres
30
  • Multi-County Suicide Prevention Summit 2021

contact us

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