Armenian Mental Health Resources
NAMI Glendale recognizes that we have a special obligation to engage with the Armenian speaking community about mental health. Our service area includes Glendale and Hollywood — twin hubs of the largest center of the Armenian diaspora. Armenians and Armenian-Americans represent the largest ethnic population in the City of Glendale itself. We believe that language and culture should never be a barrier to getting adequate care for mental health problems or serious mental illnesses.
Mental Health Resources
Armenian American Mental Health Association
Armenian American Mental Health Association (AAMHA) provides support to individuals, agencies and organizations that offer mental health services to the Armenian-American community. It also promotes utilization of mental health services for those who need it, and strongly advocates for mental health in the Armenian community.
Glendale, CA 91209
AAMHA Directory of Mental Health Providers
Armenian Autism Outreach Program (AAOP)
Armenian Autism Outreach Program’s (AAOP) goal is to raise awareness about autism in the Armenian-American community in Greater Los Angeles. It informs parents, teachers & administrators about symptoms and outcomes of autism, how it is diagnosed, and best practices in autism education, treatment and resources.
The mission of AAOP is to support the efforts of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An important goal is to empower anyone affected by a diagosis with self-advocacy by way of education, camaraderie and support. AAOP advocates for full and meaningful integration of all those affected by ASD into the greater Armenian Community.
320 Arden Ave
Glendale, CA 91203
Armenian Relief Society of the Western USA, Social Services
Social Services staff participate in on-going meetings with public agencies and other social service providers to collaborate and better determine the changing needs of the community. The ARS Child, Youth & Family Guidance Center is housed in the Glendale headquarters. Those social services clients requiring mental health services due to stresses, anxiety or adjustment issues, can seek help at the Guidance Center. Financial support is provided through federal, county, and local grants, private foundations and individuals. The main office in Glendale and its auxiliary centers in Hollywood and Pasadena have provided 41 thousand to 54 thousand client services annually.
517 W. Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale, CA 91202
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center
The Glendale location of Didi Hirsch Mental Health offers a range of culturally-competent mental health and substance abuse services, with linguistic expertise in Spanish and Armenian, two languages commonly spoken in the community.
1540 E Colorado St
Glendale, CA 91205
Armunity – Armenian Community Health and Wellness
Armunity helps individuals and families in the Armenian community of Los Angeles find and receive quality mental health care. The goal is developing integrated community healthcare to better serve Armenians in Glendale and surrounding areas. Armunity is made possible through a grant from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.