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.

Making a Plan Toolkit

The Making A Plan Toolkit includes a Workbook, a Forms booklet, and the companion piece titled: Mental Health Supportive Care Plan. In addition to helping you express health care wishes, the Making a Plan Toolkit can help clarify what to do with your important possessions if seriously ill or at the ending of life. Please …

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MAP Orientations & Resources

This section has videos for Peer Community Orientations to Advance Care Planning with Mental Health in Mind. In addition to videos for 5 minute, 15 minute and 1 hour orientations, PowerPoints are included along with adaptations for Peer Family/Friends versions. This section also includes Trusted Helper Guidelines, an Advance Care Planning Facilitator’s Job Description and …

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Mental Health & Wellness: Coping during the coronavirus outbreak

Mental Health & Wellness: Coping during the coronavirus outbreak was compiled by Sonoma County Emergency Services to provide helpful resources in English and Spanish. Here can be found helpful resources for people of all ages including resources when needing help right now.

Mental Health Support Services

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. … …

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Mental Health Supportive Care Plan

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 …

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NAMI Sonoma County

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 …

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Peer Support Specialist Certification (SB 803) This website tracks implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 803 (Beall, Chapter 150, Statues of 2020) chaptered into law September 2020, requiring DHCS to seek federal approval to establish Peer Specialist as a provider type and to provide distinct peer support services under the SMHS and DMC-ODS programs. While services provided by peers can currently …

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Russian River Empowerment Center

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 …

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