There are many programs in Sonoma County providing assistance to people living with mental health challenges. Peer Support programs are good links into existing services. Those helping to develop the tools and resources provided here on this website include: Interlink Self-Help Center, the Wellness and Advocacy Center, Goodwill-Redwood Empire and Sonoma County Behavioral Health. ... Read More
No matter what our health problems may be, it is important that we are all recognized and respected as being the best source of information about ourselves and what is important to us. If you are unable to make decisions or communicate for yourself when facing mental health challenges, the Mental Health Supportive Care Plan (MHSCP) could help guide people you trust, your designated Health Care Agent and health professionals when providing needed care and support. It can help you direct them to make ... Read More
NAMI Sonoma County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by mental illness, and their families, by providing mental health education, support and advocacy. NAMI Sonoma County collaborates with community partners to raise awareness and understanding of the challenges of living with mental illness, to dispel the stigma that keeps many from seeking help, and the hope of recovery through treatment and support. This website provides access to ... Read More
The Petaluma People Services Center Counseling Department is dedicated to providing for mental health needs in Southern Sonoma County. We believe that everyone wants to grow. It is not a weakness to seek out psychotherapy; it is an act of courage. We offer a sliding fee scale to better serve the counseling needs of individuals, couples, families, and children. PPSC provides individual, family, group and couples counseling. Our staff has experience with a wide variety of issues including: Relationship ... Read More
For the Peer Pilot Training, the Community Network and Peer Pilot Advisory Group created role plays to help peers learn how to enter into difficult conversations about planning for serious illness and the ending of life. These are helpful for peer support workers, clinicians and other caregivers working with people with serious mental health challenges.
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The Empowerment Center is currently closed because of the Shelter in Place order. RREC is providing virtual services via Facebook including daily call-in check-in; publicly posted resources center; musings & monologues Mondays; Music & Movement Mondays; Top Tips and Ted Talks Tuesdays; Where & What Writing and Whimsical Whatever Wednesdays; Thought Therapy and Three Things Thursday. Read More.
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. Since 2016 SCBH has collaborated with the Community Network creating the Behavioral Health Advance Care Planning/Palliative ... Read More
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 the County of Sonoma Warm Line providing free and private support by behavioral health ... Read More
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.
This title is no longer in use. It was the working title for Making A Plan – Thinking Ahead and used while we worked to adapt the original Thinking Ahead publication for Behavioral Health purposes to include advance care planning for serious illness. The original Thinking Ahead – My Way, My Choice, My Life at the End was created in 2007 by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and partners including the California Department of Developmental Services and focus groups from three CA ... Read More