NAMI South Bay list the following resources for your information compiled from its various members as a service to you. NAMI South Bay neither warrants, recommends, supports nor verifies the accuracy and/or applicability of any of these the links, sites, content or services described or identified herein. What is applicable or appropriate to one person is not necessarily applicable or appropriate to another. But we hope these links help you find or determine what may be applicable and useful to you.
211 LA County is an all-purpose, 24-hour, 7-days-a-week comprehensive information and referral service for residents of Los Angeles County. It provides critical information on available health and social services, and is an invaluable number to remember for anyone that might find themselves in need of help. Call 2-1-1 for FREE
- Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
- ACCESS/HOTLINE: 1-800-854-7771 ACCESS operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gatekeeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and patient transport. The Hotline enables disaster victims to receive, over the telephone, the following mental health services: Screening, Assessment, Referral, Crisis Counseling
- bazelon.org/ Center for Mental Health Law
- ACT on NAMI’s website
ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a service delivery model for providing comprehensive community-based treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illness. This intensive case management programs targets individuals with an intended outcome of reducing the need for psychiatric hospitalization. ACT is designed to provide highly individualized services in a team-based environment. Services are designed to be comprehensive and multi-disciplinary and are tailored to the needs of the client. The Step Up ACT program replaced the former Partners and ATCMS program and is funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
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