Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Prayer

Hope and Healing (a Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of California on caring for those who suffer from mental illness)


NAMI Alameda County

(510) 560-6498

The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has many resources for those caring for loved ones with mental illness.

Alameda County ACCESS Program

(800) 491-9099

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services' (ACBHCS) ACCESS Program is the system wide point of contact for information, screening and referrals for mental health and substance use services and treatment for Alameda County residents.


CalHOPE delivers crisis support for communities impacted by a national disaster.  This is a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and run by the California Department of Health Care Services.

CalHOPE builds community resiliency and helps people recover from disasters through free outreach, crisis counseling, and support services.  Services include:

• Individual and Group Crisis Counseling and Support
• Individual and Public Education
• Community Networking and Support
• Connection to Resources
• Media and Public Service Announcements

There are a wide variety of information and services provided at

If you need someone to talk to, you can call CalHOPE’s Warm Line at (855) 845-7415 to speak to a peer counselor. The Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking mental and emotional support.  Assistance is provided via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need.  Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, pain, depression, finances, alcohol/drug use, etc.

For more information on the Warm Line and for a link to live chat visit

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255, in English and Spanish  
For deaf and hard-of-hearing:  for TTY users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-(800) 273-8255.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The organization is committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.


Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Experience Hope Program – provides training for individuals so that they can assist people experiencing trauma and various challenges.

(510) 768-3100

Experience Hope partners with people, schools, and communities to create restorative and trauma-responsive systems.  The program trains, coaches, and provides technical assistance so you can build relationships that can withstand and respond to the challenges and tasks of life.  We focus on individual and community trauma.  The techniques are preventative and can be applied to multiple fields including education, social services, public safety, and advocacy.