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Research & Oversight:

Resources & Care: 

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Hotline (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-4357.  Mental health and addiction counseling and referrals for individuals and families. 24/7.
  • Crisis Text Line: 741-741.  Text service that connects people in need of mental health support with trained crisis counselors. 24/7.
  • Each Mind Matters: An umbrella organization aimed at uniting people and groups working to improve mental health care in California. Website highlights news, events, personal stories and resources.
  • Elica Health Centers: A network of community-based clinics in the Sacramento region aimed at providing quality, affordable health care to under-served communities.
  • Mental Health America of California: The California branch of the nation’s oldest mental health nonprofit. MHAC engages in advocacy and education to strengthen mental health services at the state and local levels.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) California: A grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. Website is rich with educational resources, training opportunities, support networks and referrals.
  • NAMI Sacramento: Sacramento’s local National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate.
  • NAMI Yolo: Yolo County’s local National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233. Crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals for victims of domestic violence.
  • National Eating Disorders Association Hotline: 1-800-931-2237. Support, resources, and treatment options for individuals and families.
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673. Connects victims of sexual assault with health facilities, forensic exams and next steps toward recovery.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, 24/7 support for people in distress; prevention and crisis resources for individuals and families.
  • Psych Hub: Steinberg Institute supports the mission of Psych Hub to provide free, engaging, best-in-class mental health education.
  • The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386. Intervention and suicide prevention services for the LGBTQ community.
  • TLCS: Treatment and supportive housing for  Sacramento County residents living with mental illness.
  • Turning Point:  Full-service mental health care for Northern California adults and families. Services promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency.
  • Wellspace: Offers a range of mental health, physical health and dental care to under-served children and adolescents in the Sacramento region.

Prevention and Early Intervention:

Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program (EDIPPP): The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded a rigorous study of early intervention services offered at six clinical locations from 2007 to 2013. EDIPPP sites offered comprehensive intervention programs for teens and young adults experiencing early signs of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder with psychosis, and major depression with psychosis. This site offers a wealth of information on treatment approach and outcomes.

Recovery after an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE): RAISE is a research project of the National Institute of Mental Health that promotes evidence-based aggressive early intervention services to substantially change the course of schizophrenia in young adults.

Inspire Clinic, Stanford University: The Inspire Clinic at Stanford University’s Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers recovery-oriented care for people experiencing early psychosis. Call 650-498-9111 to get more information or schedule an appointment.

UC Davis Early Psychosis Programs: The UC Davis EDAPT and SacEDAPT clinics are nationally recognized for early psychosis care for a range of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The clinics provide coordinated specialty care and support services in an outpatient setting with the goals of early diagnosis, treatment, and disability prevention.

  • The EDAPT Clinic serves individuals from around the Sacramento region, ages 12-40, who have insurance and are in the early stages of psychosis.
    Daniel Nguyen
    (916) 734-3350
  • The SacEDAPT Clinic serves Sacramento County residents, ages 12-30, who have Medi-Cal or are uninsured and are in the early stages of psychosis.
    Angela Sardo
    (916) 734-7251

UCLA CAPPS Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States: The Staglin Music Festival Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS) is a clinical research center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. CAPPS specializes in identifying and treating young adults (between the ages of 12 and 30) at high risk for developing psychotic disorders. Email: Phone: 310-206-3466

UCLA Aftercare Research Program: Treats individuals between the ages of 18 and 45 who have had a recent first episode of psychosis.

UCLA Early Onset Schizophrenia Program: Works with individuals between the ages of 6 and 17 who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program: Treats youth 7-17 years of age suffering from bipolar and other mood disorders.

UCSF Path Program: The UCSF Path Program is a strength-based comprehensive treatment program for young people and their families who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Focused on empowering, educating, and fostering independence in the recovery process based on resiliency and social skill building in a collaborative treatment team setting.

Walk-in Mental Health Crisis Clinics

  • Alameda County: Free, client-run community center for mental health clients and people experiencing significant emotional stress.
  • Fresno County: Provides crisis evaluation and intervention to adults ages 18 and older. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Los Angeles County: Six, 23-hour clinics located throughout the county that provide crisis stabilization and links to ongoing services.
  • Nevada County: Urgent mental health care clinic provides up to 23 hours of care by trained staff. Open daily 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Riverside County: Individualized support for adults experiencing mental health crisis. Open 24/7.
  • Sacramento County: Client-centered clinic for adults and children that aims to avert psychiatric emergency room visits and involuntary hospitalizations. Open weekdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; weekends and holidays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • San Bernardino County: Three walk-in clinics provide crisis intervention, assessments, medications and referrals.
  • San Diego County: Six mental health urgent care clinics throughout the county. Available for adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • San Francisco County: A drop-in service open to any adult in need of emergency psychiatric care. Open weekdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays.
  • San Joaquin County: Staffed with mental health clinicians, psychiatrists and registered nurses. Available to all ages. Open weekdays 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
  • Santa Clara County: Outpatient clinic for Santa Clara County residents in mental health crisis. Provides screening, assessment, crisis intervention, referrals and short-term treatment for adolescents and adults. Open daily 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Yolo County: Walk-in clinic provides crisis intervention, medication, peer support and case managers. Open daily 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.