Mental Health

Now more than ever, we need to take care our mental health. These organizations and programs offer support, counseling, and other mental health services. Some programs serve all people while others specialize in older clients, caregivers, veterans, or specific cultural groups. See also Social Connection and Grief & Loss for additional resources. If you or someone you know is facing a mental health crisis or is at risk for suicide, dial 988.

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This organization provides culturally- and linguistically-appropriate mental health services.

Cost: may vary by service (some services are free, they serve Medi-Cal and uninsured clients)

Who Is Eligible: anyone (special emphasis on Asian and Pacific Islander language and cultural groups in Sacramento County)

Address: 7273 14th Avenue #120B, Sacramento, CA 95820

Phone: (916) 383-6783

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: http://apccounseling.org/services/

This webpage lists local mental and behavioral health programs that are specifically designed to serve the mental health needs of older adults.

Cost: no cost for information

Who Is Eligible: anyone can access information

Website: https://www.calvoices.org/sacmap-olderadults

With help from volunteers, this program provides peer counseling, referrals, community connection, and advocacy for people 55 and older who are homebound and isolated. The program also provides community education and training about mental health issues, cultural competency and the value of volunteering.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: 55 and older, resident of Sacramento County, isolated and homebound

Address: 720 Howe Ave. Ste. 102, Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 855-5444

Email: wwloa@calvoices.org

Website: https://www.calvoices.org/programs-and-services

This non-profit organization offers professional mental health services, consumer-directed support groups, and one-on-one peer counseling to help with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. They also educate mental health care consumers about their rights and represent individuals who are involuntarily detained for in-patient mental health treatment.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone 18 or older can participate in support groups and peer counseling; must be on Medi-Cal and meet other eligibility requirements to receive clinical services such as medication management and individual therapy

Address: Wellness and Recovery Center North, 2500 Marconi Avenue, Ste. 100, Sacramento, CA 95821; Wellness and Recovery Center South, 7171 Bowling Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95823

Phone: Wellness and Recovery Center North 916-485-4175; Wellness and Recovery Center South (916) 394-9195

Email: mstanton@consumersselfhelp.org

Website: https://www.consumersselfhelp.org/

In addition to other support services, Del Oro provides free short-term counseling and support groups for caregivers.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: must live in one of 13-county service areas (includes Sacramento County) and be an informal caregiver for either someone 60+ who needs assistance with at least two activities of daily living or for a person under 60 with a cognitive-impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18

Address: 8421 Auburn Blvd., Suite 265, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Phone: (916) 728-9333

Email: crc@deloro.org

Website: https://www.deloro.org/

This program helps older adults who are experiencing isolation and/or early signs of depression or anxiety. Services include activities and outings, transportation, advocacy, and skills development.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: Sacramento residents 55 and older

Address: 3870 Rosin Court, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (916) 369-7872

Email: SLreferral@elhogarinc.org

Website: http://www.elhogarinc.org/seniorlink/

This program provides specialized outpatient mental health services to older adults. Services include comprehensive geriatric assessments, individual and group therapy, case management, psychiatric medication and follow up, and housing support.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: Sacramento residents 55 and older who are experiencing functional impairment in important areas of their lives due to chronic mental health symptoms

Address: 3870 Rosin Court, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (916) 363-1553

Email: may send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: http://www.elhogarinc.org/sierra-elder-wellness-program/

Note: see website for more complete description of services

This program provides counseling, referrals, grief support programs, and well-being checks for older and disabled adults in California.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Phone: (415) 750-4111

Email: can send message through Connect With Us page on website

Website: https://www.ioaging.org/services/psychological-services/center-for-elderly-suicide-prevention

Friendship Line California is a free warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Older adults or people with disabilities can call to connect with a compassionate listener.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone 60 or older or who is living with a disability

Phone: (888) 670-1360

Website: https://www.ioaging.org/friendship-line-california

This program connects the Latino community to suicide prevention resources and works to build a mentally healthy and resilient Latino community through risk awareness workshops, support groups, senior companion groups, and events.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: Sacramento County residents (targeted to Latino individuals)

Address: 3301 37th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824

Phone: (916) 210-8773

Email: info@lafcc.org

Website: https://lafcc.org/maple-neighborhood-center/

This hotline provides a safe space where LGBT older adults can talk about their concerns and receive support and information.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: LGBT and questioning adults 50 or older

Address: LGBT National Help Center, 2261 Market Street, #296, San Francisco, CA 94114

Phone: (888) 234-7243

Email: help@LGBThotline.org

Website: https://www.glbthotline.org/senior-hotline.html

This program offers individual and group counseling by peer counselors, chaplains, licensed clergy, and mental health professionals.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 4704 Roseville Road, Suite 110, North Highlands, CA 95660

Phone: (916) 234-0178

Email: aaspp@achurchforall.org

Website: https://aaspp-thelivingroom.org/

This local non-profit organization helps the Muslim community and others with social service needs, focusing especially on mental health. They offer peer-counseling, community education, and programs specifically for older adults.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone (targeted to Muslim-Americans)

Address: 3820 Auburn Blvd, Suite 83, Sacramento, CA 95821

Phone: (916) 486-8626

Email: info@mas-ssf.org

Website: https://www.mas-ssf.org/

NAMI engages in education, research, and advocacy about mental health issues. The national organization also runs a helpline to provide free information and support to people living with mental illness and their families.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Phone: 800-950-NAMI (6264)

Email: info@nami.org

Website: https://nami.org/home

Callers are connected with individuals who have lived mental health experiences and who offer supportive listening, referrals to mental health resources, and other assistance.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Phone: (916) 366-4668

Website: https://dhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/Mental-Health-Services.aspx

Sacramento County offers a variety of mental health services, including family services, services focused on the Black and African American community, a warm-line and suicide prevention hotline, and mental health urgent care clinic. The Mental Health Access Team may conduct an assessment to connect consumers with appropriate mental health providers and other supportive services.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone in Sacramento County (some programs may have additional eligibility requirements)

Phone: (916) 875-1055 (see website for phone numbers to other programs) or dial 3-1-1

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://dhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/Mental-Health-Services.aspx

This non-profit health clinic offers a wide variety of mental health, counseling, and recovery services. Services are available to all, no tribal membership or affiliation required.

Cost: varies by service; Medicare, Medi-Cal, and many private insurance plans are accepted

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 2020 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: (916) 341-0575

Email: info@snahc.org

Website: https://www.snahc.org/behaviorial-health/

This organization runs two residential alcohol and substance abuse recovery programs in home-like settings (one for women, one for men).

Cost: $4500/month assessed on a sliding scale basis

Who Is Eligible: must not have used drugs or alcohol within past 72 hours and be willing to participate in the program

Address: residential area of Sacramento

Phone: Gateway House for Women (916) 451-9312; Sacramento Recovery House for Men (916) 455-6258

Website: https://www.sacrecovery.org/

This center provides free, confidential mental health counseling to veterans, service members, and family members. They also connect clients with VA and community services.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: Unites States veterans, service members, and family members

Address: 1111 Howe Ave., #390, Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 566-7430

Website: https://www.va.gov/sacramento-vet-center/

This program specializes in helping older adults with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. They provide comprehensive diagnostic assessments, individual and group counseling, inpatient treatment, case management, and other services.

Cost: contact clinic for costs, many insurance coverages accepted

Who Is Eligible: older adults dealing with mental health or substance use issues

Phone: (916) 386-3620

Website: https://www.sutterhealth.org/services/behavioral-health/scp-behavioral-health-for-seniors

With offices in Sacramento and Galt, this non-profit organization provides culturally- and linguistically-appropriate outpatient mental health treatment and support services.

Cost: contact program for cost information

Who Is Eligible: Sacramento County residents; contact program for financial or other eligibility criteria

Address: Sacramento: 6833 Stockton Blvd., Suite 485, Sacramento, CA 95823; Galt: 425 Pine Street, Suite 2, Galt, CA 95632

Phone: Sacramento: (916) 394-0800; Galt: (209) 745-3101

Website: https://www.vuinc.org/

Note: services can also be requested by calling the Sacramento County Mental Health Access Team at (916) 875-1055

In addition to medical and dental care, WellSpace offers mental health and behavioral services such as group counseling, outpatient substance use disorder treatment, and mental health evaluations. It also runs a suicide prevention and crisis hotline that can be reached by calling (800) 273-TALK (8255).

Cost: sliding fee (private insurance, Medicare, and Medi-Cal accepted)

Who Is Eligible: see website or contact organization for residency and income eligibility requirements

Address: multiple locations (see website or contact organization)

Phone: (916) 313-8433

Email: info@wellspacehealth.org

Website: https://www.wellspacehealth.org/services/behavioral-health-prevention

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