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General Help

One of our best non-emergency resources is the group wisdom found at our support groups. For meeting places and times see our Support Groups page.

 Los Angeles Area Useful Access Lines

LA County Services-Dial 211: Access general non-emergency information about any LA County government services 24/7 by dialing 211 from anywhere within the county.

LA City Services-Dial 311: For non-emergency services dial 311 from 8am to 4:45 am from anywhere within city limits

Access Center 24/7 Helpline: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 1-800-854-7771

General Resources

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS’ RIGHTS OFFICE CONSUMER RESOURCE DIRECTORY emphasizes support and assistance for individuals with disabilities. With this resource directory, a consumer may find mental health services as well as health care, support groups, legal advocacy, consumer empowerment services information and much more.

QUICK GUIDE for Families and Friends Providing Care and Support is an excellent primer on a wide range of critical issues. WARNING: This guide is a local edition for Alameda County in Northern California. There does not yet exist a local equivalent guide. The particular service agencies and phone lines referred to are generally not available in the Greater Glendale area. For local agencies and phone numbers see the other resources listed here.

Internet and Other Resources for Family Economic Success 2014   is a one-stop-shop of a document, just chock full of internet resources to support family stability with an emphasis on economic success and related services.  There are many links to public and private agencies that give free or low cost services to individuals and families in crisis, including both California specific and national resources.  This PDF version comes with clickable links to the various sites.

Clickable Links and Files

DMH-Service Area Navigators (overview and links)

Searchable Database: California Licensed Care Facilities (both day and residential)

Didi HIrsch, our local mental health clinic

NAMI California.

DBSA: Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance.

Xavier Amador’s LEAP Institute

NAMI Glendale Brochure (PDF File)
Childrens Mental Health Policy Brief (PDF File)
Internet & Other Resource for Economic Success (PDF File)
The Office of The Public Guardian Brochure (PDF File)
NAMI Principles of Support (PDF File)
Court Liaison Program Brochure (Word Document)
Steps to avoid, or if necessary get an involuntary hold (PDF File)
Coping with the Holidays (PDF File)
Full Service Partnership – Children (PDF File)
Full Service Partnership: Transition Age Youth (PDF File)
Full Service Partnership: Adults (PDF File)
Supplemental Security Income (PDF File)
Office of Family Engagement: Helps Families Access DMH Services (Word Document)
Representative Payee:  To Be, or Not To Be? by Kathy Day when your loved one gets SSI or SSDI from Social Security
What Hurts What Helps (PDF File)
The Guiding Principles of Recovery (PDF File)
The Effects of Marijuana (PDF File)
How Medicare Works (PDF File)
“The Assesment List” (PDF File)

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