Mental Health Resources

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We understand. It’s a trying time for our nation, let alone our world. While things may feel uncertain and a heightened sense of anxiety and fear amongst all of us, there are abundant resources to help guide you and the ones you love. Take advantage of the help listed below – we care about the health, mind, body and soul of our HB community.

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Suicide Prevention

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
National Suicide Prevention Hotline Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990 (Bilingual)

To connect with a live DDH crisis counselor 24/7 via SMS, from the 50 states text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746.

Spanish-speakers from Puerto Rico can text “Hablanos” to 1-787-339-2663.
800-985-5900 (bilingual)

TEXT:

"TalkWithUs" for english or "Hablanos" for spanish to 66746
N/A
OC Links Phone - Orange County Behavioral Health information and resources Local crisis call center:

Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi; Interpretation for other languages is available via a language translation service.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
855 OC-LINKS (855-625-4657) Click Here
Suicide Prevention Line English and Spanish; Interpretation for other languages is available via a language translation service.

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
877-7-CRISIS (877-727-4747) Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Text Line: TEXTME
N/A
California State Know the Signs/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Suicide Preventioon Resources website information is available in Spanish) Hours:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) Click Here
National Suicide Prevention Hotline Emergency Suicide Support. 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. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - English;

1-888-628-9454 - Español
Click Here
The Trevor Project LGBT crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25 1-866-488-7386 Click Here
The Crisis Text Line Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. Over 100 million messages processed to date. Anxious about Coronavirus?

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. We’re here to help.
Click Here
PREVENTS The President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) will focus on a holistic public health approach to suicide prevention for Veterans. Helplines:
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1;
Text 838255
Chat: Online Chat
Click Here
Insitute on Aging's Friendship Line Insitute of Aging's Friendship Line is a crisis line for those 60 or older or adults living with disabilities. They also make out reach calls to lonely older adults, provide wellness checks and resource referals. 1-800-971-0016 Click Here
Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) The Crisis Assessment Team performs assessment and evaluation of adults and minors experiencing psychiatric emergencies including threats to harm self, others or gravely disabled. CAT provides 24-hour mobile response services to any adult experiencing a behavioral health crisis. (866) 830-6011 Click Here

Resources for Substance Abuse

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Coronavirus (COVID 19) SAMHSHA Mental Health Information for COVID-19. Official Information about substance abuse and mental health during the Coronavirus. Many of these resources are for providers, although there are a few for individials. SAMHSA's national helpline:
800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
Click Here
SAMHSA Virtual Recovery Resourcess PDF - Online resources for substance abuse and mental health. May link to non-governmental organizations. People can also text SAMHSA's disaster hotline with SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746SMS (español): “Ha blanos” al 66746 SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline Toll-Free:
1-800-985-5990 (English and Español)
PDF Here

Resources for Coping

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
CDC Coping with a Disaster or Tramatic Event CDC mental health resources for taking care of personal emotional health and helping children cope. Contact Information Here Click Here
CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety From COVID-19 CDC mental health resources specific to COVID-19. This guide provides information how how people maybe feeling or reacting, and tips to reduce stress for groups including parents, first responders, and those released from quantine. Provides links to CDC and other government health departments on meditation, eating well, sleep patterns, excersize, avoiding drugs and alcohol, treatment, self care, and spreading correct information. N/A Click Here
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself. There are things you can do to reduce secondary traumatic stress (STS) reactions 1-800-232-4636 Click Here
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak World Health Organization (WHO) mental health tips N/A PDF Here
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline SAMHSA 24/7 Free Helpine for people experiencing disaster stress. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. 1-800-985-5990, press 2 for Spanish

Text TalkWithUs to 66746

TTY 1-800-846-8517
Click Here
SAMHSA Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak PDF COVID-19 Mental Health tips- advice for dealing with mental health aspects of social distancing, self-isolation, ans quarantine. SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress HelplineToll-Free:

1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
PDF Here
American Psychological Association (APA) Pandemics General Resources COVID-19 mental health resources collected by the APA. Resources include academic and news articles, pamplets, tips, podcasts, webinars, and referals to other organizations and websites. Information provided is both for the general public and psychology practioners. N/A Click Here
OC Health Care Agency - Mental Health and Coronavirus (COVID-19) PDF - OC Help Links and Nami Warmline numbers for Mental Health help during Coronavirius. N/A Click Here
OC Behavorial Health Information and Referals OCLinks Mental Health Support Line. The OC Links Information and Referral Line provides telephone and online support for anyone seeking information or linkage to any of the Health Care Agency's Behavioral Health Services. These services include children and adult mental health, alcohol and drug inpatient and outpatient, crisis programs, and prevention and early intervention services. (855) OC-LINKS (625-4657)

Hours are 8am-6PM
Click Here
OC Health Care Agency’s Behavioral Health Services division OC Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Resources and Services. ThIs Division provides telephonic and telehealth services in order to provide continuum of behavioral healthcare as well as crisis services. Extended hours of support are available and community educational resources are provided to support all OC residents at this time. N/A Click Here
OC Health Care Agency’s Behavioral Health Services division - Community Counseling & Supportive Services (CCSS) Program for individuals, of all age groups, who are at risk for or have developed a mild to moderate behavioral health condition. Services consist of screening & assessment, individual counseling, groups (support & educational), case management, referral and linkages, and community outreach. Referrals are accepted from all County and community agencies, as well as self-referrals. Language(s): English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean. Hours of Operation: 8- 6, Mon-Thurs and 8-5 p.m., Fri (714) 645-8000 Click Here
OC Health Care Agency’s Behavioral Health Services division - Community Counseling & Supportive Services (CCSS) one-page graphics for OC HCA site decribed above N/A Click Here
The OC Warmline - Run by National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) NAMI OC Warmline for emotional support. The NAMI OC WarmLine is a free and confidential telephone service providing emotional support and resources to Orange County residents. Call or Text: (714) 991-6412

Toll Free: 877-910-9276.

Hours : 9 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Mon. - Fri.)

10 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Sat. - Sun.)
Click Here
NAMI OC COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources NAMI Mental Health Resources. NAMI has complied many mental health resources presented in a Q&A format. Some links are to non-govermental organizations or to non-professional groups. 714-544-8488

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

INFO@NAMIOC.ORG
Click Here
Building your resilience We all face trauma, adversity and other stresses. Here’s a roadmap for adapting to life-changing situations, and emerging even stronger than before. APA article about building resilience in times of stress or hardship. Click Here
WTLC Care Solace makes it easier for students and families to connect with mental healthcare resources and providers in their communities. Email us at weserve@caresolace.org

We speak English, Spanish (Hablamos Español), Mandarin

Call us 24x7 at (888) 515-0595
Click Here
California Coronavirus Response - Emotional Health Resources Mental Health Information from the State of California. Resources and hotlines for statewide mental health resources, has a list of hotlines for a variety of individials including youth, veterans, first responders, older Calfornians, LGBTQTIA, families, parents, and people needing help with substance abuse. Also includes information on how to report abuse or get help after abuse. N/A

Click Here
California Coronavirus Response - Manage Stress for Health Stress Relief resources from the State of California. Tips on stress relief from the CA Surgeon General for adults and children. Includes links to guides written by the CA Surgeon General and a free Mindfulness app from UCLA Health. N/A Click Here
CaliforniaSurgeon General’s Playbook:Stress Relief during COVID-19 Stress Relief Guide writen by the CA Surgeon General. PDF guide talks about how stress effects your brain and body and how to create an effective stress-relief plan. The guide also provides six stress relief stragies including maintaing positive relationships, getting exercise, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, seeking mental health support, and engaging in mindfulness, meditation or prayer. Includes a printable self-care template for adults. N/A Click Here
National Institute of Mental Health Dealing with Stress and Help for Those in Distress Phone: 1-866-615-6464

Hours: 8:30-5. Eastern time, M-F
Click Here
Mayo Clinic - COVID-19 and your mental health Learn ways to cope Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming. Social distancing makes it even more challenging. Tips for self care for mind, body, social and how to recognize when you need help. N/A Click Here
Mayo Clinic YouTube video Mindfulness and meditation YouTube video. Kristin Lothman, a mind-body counselor with Mayo Clinic's Department of Integrative Medicine and Health, provides a meditation example for coping with anxiety relating to COVID-19. N/A Click Here
Huntington Beach Public LIbrary (HBPL) HB Public Library - Mindfulness and Meditation eaudiobooks, ebooks, and music through Hoopla. HBPL provides access to free digital materials. Hoopla is always available (no lines, no holds lists). Download the Hoopla app from your mobile device's app store and choose Huntington Beach Public Library. You can access 4 borrows per month without even getting a library card; more if you already have an HBPL card Please email library@hbpl.org if something isn't working correctly or if you need help with Hoopla or any other digital offerings. library@hbpl.org Click Here
Huntington Beach Public LIbrary (HBPL) Self Register for HBPL card library@hbpl.org Click Here
Huntington Beach Public LIbrary (HBPL) Free ebooks, movies, music, and more with your library card. Visit the Library@Home page to see everything your library has available. If you need help accessing your account or can't remember your number, email library@hbpl.org. If you do not have a library card, you can register online. library@hbpl.org Click Here
Hoag live streaming health & wellness classes
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Hoag is offering free live streaming health and wellness classes. Join Hoag's physicians, fitness experts, dietitians and clinicians for a variety of live streaming classes. Click the link to view the full schedule which includes informative classes such as medical care updates, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, Medicare education, nutrition tips and more. N/A Click Here

Resources for Children and Youth

NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
WHO resource PDF by WHO for helping Children cope with stress from COVID-19. N/A PDF Here
California Youth Crisis Line Crisis hotline for youth ages 12-24 and families. connect with the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis 1-800-843-5200 Click Here
Robyne’s Nest Students living independently without parental support. Provides resources, funds and support to our at-risk & homeless high school students in the Huntington Beach High School District. (714) 369-6102 Click Here
Child Mind Institute Mindfulness Tips and Activities. How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19 N/A Click Here
Mindful Class for Kids Mindfull classes for kids in grades K-5. Mindful Schools is designing these online mindfulness classes with K-5 students in mind; students and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. N/A Click Here
Mayo Clinic YouTube video Basic Breathing Exercise for Kids. Kristin Lothman, a mind-body counselor with Mayo Clinic's Department of Integrative Medicine and Health, provides a "bubble blowing" breathing exercise for children who may have anxiety related to COVID-19. N/A Click Here
California Surgeon General’s Playbook:Stress Relief for Caregiversand Kids during COVID-19 Stress Relief Guide for children and caregivers writen by the CA Surgeon General. PDF guide talks about how stress effects your child's brain, body and development and how to talk to your child about COVID-19 stress. Encourages parents to talk about what is going on, keep kids connected to their networks, build a routine including play and keep to that routine. The guide also provides six stress relief for children stragies including maintaing positive relationships, getting exercise, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, providing mental health support, and engaging in mindfulness, meditation or prayer. Includes a printable self-care template for children. Contact Information Here PDF Here
Helping Children Cope with Emergencies Techniques and Factors re helping children cope with any disaster. Includes age-related concerns and other resource links 1-800-232-4636 Click Here
CHOC
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Resource for Parents. Info., Links and Resources 1-844-GET-CHOC Click Here
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
AACAP has compiled resources for parents, patients, and clinicians to help with the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). FAQs, links, resources, preparing for telepsychiatry appts, etc. 202.966.7300 Click Here
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
AACAP Resources for Helping Kids and Parents Cope Amidst COVID-19 N/A Click Here
UCI Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
In English: Coronavirus Story presented in a slide presentation Office: (949) 267-0400 Click Here
UCI Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
*Not endorsed by the City of Huntington Beach
In Spanish: Coronavirus Story presented in a slide presentation Office: (949) 267-0400 Click Here
UCI Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders In Vietnamese: Coronavirus Story presented in a slide presentation Office: (949) 267-0400 Click Here
UCI Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders In Tagalog: Coronavirus Story presented in a slide presentation Office: (949) 267-0400 Click Here

Phone Applications

the city of Huntington Beach does not endorse any application. reference only.
NAME DESCRIPTION CONTACT INFO WEBSITE ADDRESS
UCLA Mindful App This app has basic meditations and wellness meditations and includes how-to videos and a built-in timer. There are also cool podcasts you can listen to--there’s one called the Mindfulness of Washing Hands up right now! N/A Click Here
SAM App This app can help you manage anxiety (SAM stands for self anxiety management) by helping you be aware of your triggers and understand your thoughts and behavior better. There’s even a cool tracking feature! N/A Click Here
Calm This app contains audio content that strengthens mental fitness and tackles some of the biggest mental health challenges of today: stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. N/A Click Here
Mindshift This app uses cognitive behavior therapy based tools to offer quick relief from anxiety, worry, and panic. It offers coping cards, a thought journal, and a check-in system to create healthy habits and set goals. N/A Click Here
7 Cups This app connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support, 24/7. Listeners are specifically available for teens (ages 13-17). Chat rooms and community forums are also available, so you can talk to others who understand how you feel. N/A Click Here

LATEST NEWS

CITY LAUNCHES OneHB BUSINESS SUPPORT CAMPAIGN TO DELIVER $5,000 MICRO-GRANTS TO QUALIFIED SMALL BUSINESSES

Today, the City of Huntington Beach announced the launch of its OneHB Business Support Campaign, which will deliver $5,000 micro-grants to qualified small businesses that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These one-time grants are intended to provide financial relief to help Huntington Beach small businesses keep their doors open. All grants will be funded through direct donations and the sale of OneHB apparel and yard signs, available through our new website, http://www.OneHB.org.

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SATURATE OC EVENT NOT PERMITTED BY THE CITY AND IS VIOLATING STATE AND COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS

The City has been made aware of Saturate OC events taking place in Huntington Beach by Lifeguard Tower 20. Contrary to claims made by organizers, Saturate OC has not obtained the required City permits needed to hold their event. Furthermore, the Saturate OC event is currently operating in violation of State and County public health orders. Given those factors, the City has already issued a citation to the Saturate OC event organizer today.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH SET TO INSTITUTE MODIFIED CITY OPERATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 20 DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION

On Monday, July 20, the City will institute modified operations as a proactive health and safety measure in response to the current spike in COVID-19 cases throughout Orange County. Under this modified operating plan, the City will continue providing all current services (including Police, Fire, development, and utility operations), but will close public access to City Hall, the Police Department, and most other facilities to limit the interactions that can spread COVID-19. Of note, all departmental operations will remain fully staffed, and the City will improve and expand the use of digital and telephone services to meet the community’s needs remotely.

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Closures in Huntington Beach Per the Governor’s Order

Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:

Dine-in restaurants
Wineries and tasting rooms
Movie theaters
Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
Zoos and museums
Cardrooms

Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.

Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.

Fitness centers
Worship services
Protests
Offices for non-essential sectors
Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
Hair salons and barbershops
Malls

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HUNTINGTON BEACH WILL CLOSE CITY BEACHES, HUNTINGTON HARBOUR BEACHES, SUNSET BEACH, AND THE PIER ON JULY 4-5

In anticipation of large crowds this weekend, the City will temporarily close all city beaches, Huntington Harbour beaches, Sunset Beach, and the Pier on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 to limit the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made in coordination with Orange County and the Cities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, which will implement the same measures along their coasts. Orange County has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases this week, and these closures are intended to be proactive measures to help flatten the curve.

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

City Services Call Center 

Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm: 

(714) 536-5511

 Address:

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA

The City of Huntington Beach is committed to keeping our community and visitors informed of current events in our community. The purpose of this page is to foster transparency and increase the sharing of information. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Huntington Beach will make every effort to to update this page when updates are received from our local, state and federal partners.

Postponed/Canceled Events

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed or cancelled. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.

CANCELLED

August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP

POSTPONED

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights

RESCHEDULED

September 12 – Cruise in Car Show

October 11 – Cars and Copters

If you are a senior and in need of assistance, please call (714) 536-5600

Who Is Considered Higher Risk?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

Watch for symptons & What Should You Do?

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
  • If you feel like you are developing symptoms.
  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed.

What can you do if you have a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure that they have enough supplies on hand and offer to help them get more if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to support them.
  • Be cognizant of people visiting their home and inform them what to do to stay safe.
    • Stay home
    • Avoid touching high traffic surfaces in public places.
    • Social distancing
  • If you are feeling ill please avoid visiting.

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