Mental Health

For people living with mental health challenges including caregivers and others interested. Here you will find documents to assist with advance care planning for serious illness including a mental health crisis, conversation guides, and links to helpful resources including videos. These new and innovative advance care planning tools and resources, were produced by collaboration between the Behavioral Health Division, County of Sonoma (BHD), the Community Network for Appropriate Technologies, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of CA (CCCC), and Goodwill Redwood Empire. This section of our website was added in late 2018 thanks to funding from the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF).

In 2021 the Peer Pilot Leadership Council updated the site to include the Making A Plan Toolkit section and a new section for Related Training & Resources containing related orientation videos and PowerPoints among other things.

Sonoma County Behavioral Health

The mission of Sonoma County Behavioral Health (SCBH) is to promote recovery and wellness to Sonoma County residents. SCBH provides mental health and substance use disorder services across the service spectrum, from prevention, early intervention and treatment, to aftercare and recovery.  Services are provided in all languages directly or through partnerships with community based agencies. […]

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Sonoma County Emergency Mental Health & Wellness

Sonoma Councty Emergency Mental Health & Wellness in English and Spanish provides guidance and resources for Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak. Sections include: Managing your emotional and mental health; Resources for coping with COVID-19; Helping Children cope; Resources for families, parents and children; Resources for mental/behavioral health organizations; Addition and Recovery Resources; and access to

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Sonoma County Peer Council

Sonoma County Peer Council is a diverse collaborative learning community dedicated to working together towards mental health parity. Great inspirational quotes, photos and graphics are provided along with information about diversity, Appreciative Inquiry, the Mental Health Services Act and so much more with emphasis on leadership, training and recovery.

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Wellness and Advocacy Center

The Wellness and Advocacy Center offers an opportunity for people whose lives have been seriously impacted by mental health challenges to participate in groups and activities including: Art Program (open studio); Art Store (original art/craft items for sale); Career/Computer Lab; Educational Forums; Movies; Peer Counseling; Peer-led self-help groups; Peer/Self Advocacy Training; Snacks and coffee; Youth

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West County Community Services

West County Community Services (WCCS) is a multi-service human services agency for western Sonoma County, including Sebastopol and the small rural communities around the Russian River, from Forestville west to Jenner with administrative offices located in Guerneville. WCCS operates Mental Health Peer Support Programs at the Russian River Empowerment Center, the Wellness &Advocacy Center, Interlink

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