L.A. Co. Mental Health/Crisis Line
Suicide Prevention Center (24 Hours)
Suicide Prevention Crisis Center (24 Hours)
Assaults Against Women Hotline (24 Hours)
Women and Children Crisis Shelter (24 Hours)
Child Abuse Hotline (LA County Department of Child and Family Services)
Rape Treatment Center (24 Hours)
Alcoholics Anonymous (24 Hours)
Cocaine Anonymous (24 Hours)
Narcotics Anonymous (24 Hours)
National Toll-Free 24 Hour Hotlines:
- Child-Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-Child) Assists both child and adult survivors of abuse, including sexual abuse. The hotline, staffed by mental health professionals, also provides treatment referrals.
- Covenant House Nineline at 1-800-999-9999 Crisis counselors are available to talk to homeless individuals and at-risk kids; also offer an online forum.
- Boys Town at 1-800-448-3000 Crisis, resource, and referral line that assists both teens and parents
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) connects you with a 24-hour crisis center
- SAMHSA's Treatment Locator at 1-800-662-4357 provides you with information about local mental health services.
- California Youth Crisis Line at 800.843.5200
- LAC Elder Abuse Hotline 877-477-3646
- Recovery International
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Alzheimer's Association
- American Association of Retired Persons Grief and Loss Information
- American Association of Suicidology: Support for family/friends that have lost a loved one to suicide
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Anxiety and Depression Association of America peer-to-peer support group
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
- Autism Society of America
- The Balanced Mind Foundation
- Brain Injury Association of America
- Caregiver Action Network
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) In addition to supporting groups, CHADD has a section for parents which includes many helpful resources (look at the list of options on the right-hand side of the page) and a link that explains their Parent to Parent Family Training classes. For more information about these online training classes, review the information at the link we've provided or contact the CHADD national resource center at 1-800-233-4050.
- Co-Dependents Anonymous or sign up for their email list. You can also visit http://www.codependents.org/
- The Compassionate Friends Grief Support: After the death of a child (Use this link to find groups in your area)
- CoSLAA Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction
- Crisis Text Line
- Debtors Anonymous
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- Dual Diagnosis of Oregon, Inc. (Although based in Oregon, offer support to those in other areas who wish to establish groups to help those who have both a mental health and alcohol/substance abuse condition)
- Dual Recovery Anonymous: Support for those who have both a mental health and alcohol/substance abuse condition
- Emotions Anonymous: Modeled after the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program, Emotions Anonymous is open to any individual dealing with emotional difficulties.
- Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, a parent support, and advocacy network
- Freedom from Fear (In addition to finding support groups, you can use the Finding Help/Resources tab on left-hand side to access online support, e-mail support, and blogs)
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Gift from Within: Article for partners (Support for both men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder. Use the Trauma Support tab at the top of the page to access a wide variety of support options.)
- Hospice Foundation of America (Grief and Loss section includes links to find a local hospice office using links from the left-hand side of the page; many offices offer grief support groups. National hospice office can be reached by calling 1-800-868-5171.)
- International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
- International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
- Male Survivor (Discussion board and chat room for men who have been sexually abused can be accessed from the Survivors tab on the left-hand side of the page)
- Narcotics Anonymous
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): A family support and advocacy organization
- National Eating Disorders Association
- O.A.S.I.S.@MAAP (Autism and Asperger Syndrome support group information for both individuals and their family/friends; Support groups tab accessible from the left-hand side of the page)
- Overeaters Anonymous Offer in-person, telephone, and online meetings
- Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- Postpartum Support International and link to support resources in your area (National 24-hour Postpartum Depression Helpline 1.800.944.4PPD)
- S-Anon International Family Groups Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction
- Self Mutilators Anonymous
- Sex Addicts Anonymous (description of organization) and find a meeting link https://saa-recovery.org/meetings/
- Sidran Institute (Extensive information and resources on PTSD, dissociative disorder, trauma, and self-injury; e-mail or call 1-888-825-8249 to request support group information)
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous (Use the SIA Groups and Intergroups options on the left-hand side of the home page to find meeting information)
- The Arc (Support and information for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families) To find a chapter near click here.
- Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
- TARA Association for Personality Disorder: National Borderline Personality Disorder Resource and Referral Center
- The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
- Well, Spouse Association Support for spousal caregivers.
- Witness Justice (Information, resources, and online support for victims of violence or trauma, their family and friends, and professionals)
Other Helpful Resources Include:
- "After An Attempt" is A practical guide developed for individuals who have attempted suicide, their family/friends, and mental health professionals.
- Air Compassion for Veterans for injured veterans' ongoing healing process.
- American Association of Caregiving Youth gives support to individuals under 18 years of age who are caregivers.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has chapters around the country and offers a variety of information and support resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
- ARCH National Respite Network
- Armed Services YMCA
- ATTACh at 866-453-8224 (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)
- Behavioral Tech, LLC (Information and resources for people with borderline personality disorder and their friends and family)
- Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly known as NARSAD, has information about schizophrenia and depression for individuals and their families)
- Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center
- Cause USA Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (help for those wounded in military service)
- Families for Depression Awareness (Information about depression and bipolar disorder including how to help someone who is depressed seek treatment and manage treatment, information for friends and family members about taking care of themselves, downloadable Wellness Guides, as well as free brochures including "Helping Someone Who Is Depressed")
- Gateway to PTSD Information
- Geriatric Mental Health Foundation offers information on caregiving, mental health topics relating to older adults, and a Depression Recovery Toolkit.
- GLBT National Help Center at 1-888-843-4564 (adults) and 1-800-246-7743 (adolescents) Provides telephone and e-mail peer counseling as well as information and resources.
- Hazelden offers a helpful question and answers section for friends and family members who care about someone who has an alcohol or substance abuse problem. They also offer an extensive separate website that focuses on co-occurring disorders (when someone has both a mental health condition and an alcohol or substance abuse condition)
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members, and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.
- National Center for PTSD offers "Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel"
- National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC)
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder 914-835-9011
- S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Information and resources for help with self-injury)
- Self Inflicted Violence (Website includes a link to sample newsletter The Cutting Edge)
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Survivors Art Foundation (For trauma survivors)
- U.S. Vets (A non-profit organization that helps homeless veterans access mental health and substance abuse services along with housing and other community supports to achieve successful reintegration into the community.)
- Yellow Ribbon offers information and resources about suicide prevention for teens, parents, and others. Has chapters in many states and some other countries as well as support resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Airport Marina Counseling Center
7891 La Tijera Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045
Amanecer Community Counseling Services
200 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 500
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Antioch University Counseling Center
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
Asian-Pacific Counseling and Treatment Center
520 S. Lafayette Park Place, Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Children’s Insitute, Inc.
711 S. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005
21810 Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90502
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
4760 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
11133 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
1007 Myrtle Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301
111 North La Brea Avenue, 5th and 7th Floors
Inglewood, CA 90301
1233 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Mar Vista Center
12420 Venice Boulevard, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90066
672 South La Fayette Park Place, Suite 6
Los Angeles, CA 90057
S. Mark Taper Foundation Center
1328 West Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
The Maple Counseling Center
9107 Wilshire Blvd., #L1, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Open Paths Counseling Center
5731 W. Slauson Ave., Suite 175
Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: 310.967.6072 Fax: 310.258.9650
Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinics
Pepperdine University Plaza
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Encino Graduate Campus 16830 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 200
Encino, CA 91436
Irvine Graduate Campus
18111 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612
The Saban Free Clinic
Beverly Health Center 8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Health Center
6043 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hollywood Wilshire Health Center
5205 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
The Wallis Annenberg Children and Family Health Center
5205 Melrose Ave., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038
The Southern California Counseling Center
5615 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034
A possible breakthrough treatment for PTSD?
Mental health isn’t just an athlete thing.
Kevin Love | American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
"After halftime, it all hit the fan. Coach Lue called a timeout in the third quarter. When I got to the bench, I felt my heart racing faster than usual. Then I was having trouble catching my breath. It’s hard to describe, but everything was spinning like my brain was trying to climb out of my head. The air felt thick and heavy. My mouth was like chalk. I remember our assistant coach yelling something about a defensive set. I nodded, but I didn’t hear much of what he said. By that point, I was freaking out. When I got up to walk out of the huddle, I knew I couldn’t reenter the game — like, literally couldn’t do it physically." -
A powerful description of how a panic attack feels by Kevin Love | The Players' Tribune
Eye Movement May Be able to Heal our Traumas
Tricia Kim Walsh shows us how to better understand ourselves in this poignant, personal talk. Her story of self-discovery will make you change the way you think about "connections". Discover the powerful therapy of EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing that can help people to heal from their traumas. Patricia “Tricia” Kim Walsh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapist. She has successfully held a full private practice located in Pleasant Hill for the last 6 years, working with individual adults, tweens, teens, couples and families. Tricia also works full-time as a Mental Health Specialist with Crossover Health and provides individual therapy to full-time employees of a large silicon valley employer. Her clinical areas of specialty are PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, self-exploration and relational conflict. She previously served as a faculty counselor and counseling outreach coordinator at the Student Health and Counseling Center of the California State University of East Bay for five years. During her time, she provided individual, couples and group therapy to the undergraduate and graduate students of CSUEB. Tricia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis with a double major in Communication and Sociology of Law. She also holds a paralegal certificate and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. When she is not in the therapy office, Tricia is spending time with husband and two cats, Loke & Mocha, and loves to travel, write, act, dance and sing.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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