October 10, 2022 is annual World Mental Health Day as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO). That connection in itself is important because, as the saying goes, "There is no health without mental health. However, that saying omits how much mental health. We need more. The theme this year is "Making Mental Health and Well-Being for All a Global Priority," and for all to be a voice about what we need to do.
Peace and human rights inevitably contribute to mental health.
A new survey indicates that 90% of adults believe that there is a mental health crisis. A poll by the American Psychiatric Association released October 6, 2022 conveys that almost 80% agree that more attention to mental health by lawmakers is needed.
Unrest around the world, increased crime, drug addiction, suicide, climate instability, financial insecurity and the pandemic continue to take a toll on our mental health. The mental health clinician workforce shortage crisis is ongoing. We must work together creatively and steadfastly to overcome the crises that exist today for all ages, genders and cultures.
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YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES
AND FOR OUR UNSHELTERED FAMILY
COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
CORE Community Wellness Centers - 10 drop in centers where individuals can access a full array of peer services and supports including assistance with linkage to specialty mental health services. Click here for locations and more information.
Community Support Team - Community based non-urgent mental health screenings, supports, and linkage to resources for any individual. Call (916) 874-6015. Click here for more information.
Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic - Walk-in mental health clinic for any individual experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Call (916) 520-2460 for latest hours and to walk-in visit 2130 Stockton Boulevard, Building 300, Sacramento, CA 95817. Click here for more information.
NAMI SACRAMENTO (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI Sacramento is a grassroots organization that provides a community of support, education, resources and outreach activities to families, friends and persons with mental illness so as to improve their general welfare, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
BEST PLACES FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS TO ACCESS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Homeless Mental Health Services
Community Support Team 916-874-6015
Mobile team provides mental health support for all ages Mon - Fri, 8am - 5 pm.
County Mental Health Services 916-875-1055 Adults. Call to be assessed Mon-Fri 8am - 5 pm, 24-hour line- 916-875-1000
Crisis Line- 916-732-3637
Children’s Services- 916-875-9980
SUICIDE PREVENTION CRISIS HOTLINE
Services are Free of Charge