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Top Six Mental Health Resources In Orange County

May 18, 2023

Mental Health Action Day serves as a day to raise awareness on the significance of mental health and to encourage individuals to take action and prioritize mental health support.

At Goodwill of Orange County, we recognize the unique challenges faced by people with mental health diagnoses and are committed to providing resources, employment opportunities, and a supportive community to help them thrive.

Here are six mental health resources available in Orange County, CA.

Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS Program

Our Employment WORKS program provides individualized job placement and job retention services to adults living with a mental health diagnosis. Each Program Participant works with an employment specialist and peer mentor to identify promising job opportunities, achieve vocational goals, and succeed in the workforce.

Individuals who are at least 18 years of age, receive mental health services from within the Orange County Health Care Agency’s network of care, and are able to provide proof of work eligibility and valid right-to-work documents are eligible for this program.

Mental Health Association of Orange County (MHAOC) 

The MHAOC provides comprehensive mental health services, including counseling, advocacy, and education. They offer a wide range of programs to promote mental wellness, address mental health challenges, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Visit their website to read more information about their services and valuable resources available in the community.

Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA)

The HCA’s Behavioral Health Services Division offers an array of mental health resources, ranging from crisis intervention to outpatient treatment programs. They operate several mental health clinics throughout Orange County, providing assessments, therapy, medication management, and referrals. Visit their website to see a comprehensive list of available resources and services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Orange County is a nonprofit organization that provides education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness. They offer support groups, educational programs, and community events. NAMI Orange County’s helpline is a valuable resource for immediate assistance and information about local mental health services.

Call the NAMI Helpline at 800.950.6264.

Or text “HelpLine” to 62640.

211 Orange County

211 is a free, confidential helpline and online directory that connects individuals to essential community services. They provide information and referrals for various mental health resources, including counseling, crisis intervention, and support groups.

By dialing 2-1-1 or visiting their website, individuals can access information about available services tailored to their specific needs.

OC Navigator

The OC Navigator is part of the Orange County Behavioral Health System Transformation Innovation Project. The project seeks to help people find supportive resources including mental wellness programs, treatment for substance use, someone to talk to, and so much more.

Visit their website for a comprehensive list of mental health resources and guides to help manage and improve your mental health.

Mental Health Action Day reminds us of the importance of prioritizing mental health and taking action to support our well-being. Goodwill of Orange County plays a vital role in supporting individuals with mental health diagnoses by providing job training, employment services, mental health support, community integration, and advocacy. Through our various programs and services, we strive to empower individuals with mental health diagnoses and promote their overall well-being.

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