Mental Health

L.A. County Department of Mental Health Resources

Need to Talk

Need to Talk? 

Mental health resources are available to provide compassion and support during this difficult time. Call the L.A. County Department of Mental Health 24/7 ACCESS hotline at 800-854-7771, text LA to 741741, or visit the Department of Mental Health’s COVID-19 resources page at https://dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information/

Friendship Line California (emotional support for older adults): 1-888-670-1360

L.A. County Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-978-3600

Crisis Text Line: Text LA to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Coping with Stress

For tips for coping with stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: https://lacounty.gov/covid19/coping-with-stress

Headspace

Free Access to Headspace Plus Through 2020

The L.A. County Department of Mental Health has partnered with Headspace to offer L.A. County residents free subscriptions to its digital platform for improving mindfulness, relaxation and well-being as a mental health resource during this unprecedented public health crisis.

Headspace’s vast library of content includes guided meditations, workout videos and sleep-promoting sounds, all of which can be readily accessed from your computer, tablet or smartphone!

To learn more about Headspace and to sign up for your free subscription, please visit https://www.headspace.com/lacounty

California Surgeon General Resources

The California Surgeon General’s Office has helpful resources on the state’s coronavirus website, www.covid19.ca.gov

For emotional support and well-being resources, visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/resources-for-emotional-support-and-well-being

For stress playbooks, including tips for caregivers, parents and kids, visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/manage-stress-for-health/

CDC Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled a list of tips and resources for coping with COVID-19-related stress for parents, high-risk individuals, health care providers, communities, people coming out of quarantine, first responders and more at  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

World Health Organization Resources

If the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your mental health, the World Health Organization recommends minimizing watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed. Seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones. Seek information updates at specific times during the day, once or twice. 

For more tips, visit https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_8