Mental Health Resources
Local Mental Health Agencies
We have compiled an extensive list of mental health agencies for you to access in order to receive counseling support for your student and family.
These agencies offer a wide range of expertise in the treatment of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, substance use and abuse, eating disorders, trauma, domestic violence, foster youth and at-risk youth.
Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plans will cover some of the mental health services that you have received through Medi-Cal and some substance disorder services.To receive Mental Health Services you can contact your Primary Care Provider. You can also call the Mental Health Access Line at toll free 1-888-678-7277. This number can be accessed 24 hours every day.
Grief CounselingContra Costa Crisis Center provides group, couples, family, and individual counseling at their offices in Walnut Creek. Individual counseling is conducted by trained interns which can be one-time or last for months, depending on the needs of each client. Their support groups, include groups for children, teens, parents, survivors after suicide, and those who have lost a loved one in a sudden, violent, or traumatic manner. Groups run eight weeks on and two off all throughout the year. Individuals are welcome to receive both individual and group counseling if they choose.Hospice of the East Bay offers emotional, spiritual, and grief support for the entire family. Their Bridge Program supports children and teens through art, play, talk and peer support. Families may attend for as long as needed. There is a parent/guardian support group offered at the same time as the child/teen support group. The Bridge meets twice a month throughout the school year. Pre-registration is required.
Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA)DACA is an immigration policy announced in June 2012 by the Obama Administration through Executive Order that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive deferred action and a renewable two-year work permit.The Contra Costa County Office of Education's Communications Department has compiled a list of resources to assist districts and schools address questions or concerns around the potential suspension of DACA.