Mental Health Support

What to do if you are feeling down, depressed or find it hard to cope

Do you need help? Or, do you know someone else who does?

For help with mental and emotional health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Orange County) Programs

The OC (Orange County) WarmLine:

This is a free and private call to talk with someone if you are having trouble coping or feel depressed). A confidential service for people in Orange County.

  • Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. (in the morning) to 3 a.m. (in the middle of the night)
  • Sunday,10 a.m. (in the morning) to 3 a.m.(in the middle of the night)
  • Toll-Free Number: 877-910-9276
The NAMI Peer Mentor Program 

This is a weekly telephone program.

  • Trained mentors call weekly at a time that you both agree to. 
  • Each mentor has lived experience as a family member or a person with a mental illness. 
  • They offer useful advice, a listening ear, and link you to other help. 
  • The program is for both peers and family members. 
  • Each person will be assigned their own mentor and phone appointment time. 
  • Click on this link below to sign up.
Helping Children Cope

Reach out to people who can help

For help with alcohol

Do you have trouble with alcohol?

For help in a disaster

The Disaster Distress Helpline can help. Call 1-800-985-5990

For help with domestic violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline can help. Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

OC Health Care Agency’s Behavioral Health Services

For information and referral to service, call 1-855-625-4657 (OC-Links)
Services include:

  • Child and adult mental health
  • Alcohol and drug inpatient and outpatient
  • Crisis programs

Take care of the emotional health of yourself and your family!

  • Make time to unwind.
  • Remind yourself that strong bad feelings will begin to fade over time.
  • Take breaks from watching or listening to news stories about COVID-19
  • Talk to each other about your feelings.
  • Take care of yourself by eating well and staying active.