What is the Mental Health Crash Course?

We are here to help you understand the Mental Health System.

There has long been a need for a program that would provide an orientation for people who find themselves having to interact with the mental health field. People trying to navigate the mental health system trying to get help for their loved ones has been frequently state they don’t know where to start. A coalition of groups has come together and is producing a program that will address exactly that problem.

The partnership between these four organizations are here to be the doorway to the maze of mental health management and advocacy. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Mental Illness
  • How to advocate effectively
  • Housing and Treatment
  • Social Security, SSI and SSDI
  • The Legal System
  • The 911 process
  • The 5150 Process
  • LPS law

Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services

Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services

With increasing challenges in serving complex populations with multiple disorders, the Behaviorval Health Services is a response to the growing desire to have improved client outcomes through a systems approach that emphasizes "any door is the right door".

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The Family Justice Center

Family Justice Center of Contra Costa County

The Family Justice Center (the Center) is a warm and welcoming one-stop Center for people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking. By locating many service providers in one place, the Center helps people in crisis to find hope, safety, and healing through a single door.

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George & Cynthia Miller Wellness Center

Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services

Located on the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center campus, the George & Cynthia Miller Wellness Center offers integrated behavioral and physical health care for adults and children. Primary care, short-notice/same-day appointments, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, Behavioral Health and Groups are provided.

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NAMI Contra Costa

Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services

NAMI Contra Costa (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is here to educate, support, and give hope to people who are impacted by mental illnesses, be they family members, friends, or people with mental illness. They have been providing groups and resourses since 1978 when a group of families met to find ways to improve the lives of their mentally ill loved ones..

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