Mental health Resources
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Simply call the Mental Health Access Team to request services and an over-the-phone assessment in order to be referred to an appropriate mental health service provider (click here for a list of our Mental Health Medi-Cal Service Providers, Prevention & Early Intervention Service Providers, and Crisis Respite Service Providers).
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Phone: (916) 875-1055 or toll free (888) 881-4881
A self-help support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses — physically-based brain disorders that can profoundly disrupt a person’s ability to think, feel, and relate to others and their environment. NAMI Sacramento is affiliated with parent organizations National Alliance on Mental Illness and NAMI California.
3331 Power Inn Road, Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 874-9416
Community Assistance and Resource Effort (CARE) Task Force will represent SVC-CAMFT’s commitment to serving our community by providing timely assistance and resources for tragedies, crises of social injustice, or natural disasters affecting those directly and indirectly in the greater Sacramento area.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 732-3637
Mental Health Problems Affect Everyone:
- One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue.
- One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression.
- One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.
Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little
- Pulling away from people and usual activities
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters
- Having unexplained aches and pains
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Yelling or fighting with family and friends
- Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
- Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
- Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
What is mental health
Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. The term ‘mental health’ is sometimes used to mean an absence of a mental disorder.
Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental health also includes a person’s ability to enjoy life – to attain a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.
Mental health problems can affect anyone at any age.
According to Medilexicon’s medical dictionary, mental health is:
“Emotional, behavioral, and social maturity or normality; the absence of a mental or behavioral disorder; a state of psychological well-being in which one has achieved a satisfactory integration of one’s instinctual drives acceptable to both oneself and one’s social milieu; an appropriate balance of love, work, and leisure pursuits.”