Mental Health Resources
Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. It can affect people of any race, age, race, income, or religion. The good news about mental illness is that help is available.
The contents of the City of Palmdale’s Mental Health Webpage, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the City of Palmdale's Website ("content") are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your condition.
Trauma-Informed Masterclass Cohort 2
Best Start will hold a Trauma Informed Masterclass beginning on January 25, 2023.
It is a 10-week course that delves into trauma, resilience, and its impact facilitated by Shenandoah Chefalo, a trauma-informed implementation consultant.
Free registration is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trauma-informed-masterclass-cohort-2-tickets-453453580867
Join us in the new year for new Mental Health Education and Awareness Programming
Dial - 833-CARE-4-LIFE
Dial - 661-723-4511
Dial - 661-949-1069
Dial - 661-272-9996
Dial - 661-726-2850
Dial - 1-800-950-NAMI
Dial - 661-274-0770
Vet Center (24/7 Vet Center Call Center
Dial - 877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387)
Veterans Crisis Line
Dial - 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Dial - 2-1-1 within Los Angeles County
211 LA County is the hub for all types of health, human and social services in Los Angeles County, providing callers with information and referrals to the services that best meet their needs.
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice Spiritual Care Hotline
Dial - 213-477-7468
Available: Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
LA County residents are being offered a free trial to the Headspace Plus app.
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and private support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Dial - 1-800-273-8255
Operated by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), LA-HOP is designed to assist people who are homeless by sending homeless outreach teams throughout Los Angeles County.
Every day in California friends, family, and coworkers struggle with emotional pain. And, for some, it's too difficult to talk about the pain, thoughts of suicide, and the need for help. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation, and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference – the power to save a life.
Al-Anon offers electronic meetings online and over the phone. To find a virtual meeting, please visit https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/
There are a variety of existing online A.A. meetings accessible via http://aa-intergroup.org/
ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group is a friendly, safe, and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.
For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support during a very tough time. Find the support you need now.
Co-Dependents Anonymous offers a variety of online and in-person meetings. Join a meeting today.
Join a supportive community of people affected by diabetes. View available resources.
DivorceCare groups are now meeting online. Find a group in your area today!
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Locate a meeting or speak to someone now.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.GriefShare groups are now meeting online. Find a group in your area today!
The center provides space for a variety of discussions, 12-step programs, therapy, support, and coming-out groups. Join a group today!
MADD works to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. Impacted by drunk or drugged driving? Get the help you need.
Based on AA, this group uses a similar 12-step program and meeting structure but is open to individuals who are addicted to substances other than alcohol. Find an online meeting.
New Hope Grief
New Hope Grief is a nonprofit organization that offers a helpful virtual grief support group. Each of their support groups runs for eight weeks and meets once a week in the evening for 1.5 hours. There is a one-time $100 fee to attend the group to help the cover cost of materials, the facility, and the registration process. Scholarships are available for those who may not be able to afford the fee. Find a virtual support group today!
Overeaters Anonymous offers in-person, online, and telephone meetings. Find a meeting today!
Suicide Bereavement for Teens and Adults
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services offers both adult and teen suicide bereavement support groups, as well as support groups for survivors of suicide attempts. See their info here!
Brochures and Fact Sheets
April 2021 Stress & Stress Management Presented by John Glover and Joana Pavo Domingo with Mental Health America Los Angeles
February 2021 - The Dangers of Human Trafficking & Student Suicide Prevention
December 2020 - David Anderson
October 2020 - LA County Department of Mental Health re: Suicide Prevention Training
September 2020 - Palmdale School District School Counselors, Student & Parent Edition