FAQ: Asian Pacific American Heritage
This special looks at Asian American and Pacific Islander women who suffer from depression.
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Websites featured on "FAQ: Asian Pacific American Heritage"
For information about the National Asian Women's Health Organization, please visit www.nawho.org.
To get information about mental health services for UC Berkeley students and their families, visit www.uhs.berkeley.edu/ or call the Counseling and Psychological Services at 1-510-642-9494. For information about Depression, click on "Depression: Look for the Signs" at www.uhs.berkeley.edu/lookforthesigns/.
RAMS, Inc. provides community-based and culturally competent services in several Asian languages that meet the mental health, social, and educational needs of San Francisco residents. Call 1-415-668-5955 or visit www.ramsinc.org for more information.
If you or a person close to you needs help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour Help Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) or visit their web site at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.
Asian Community Mental Health Services provides services in several Asian languages. For more information about ACMHS, visit www.acmhs.org or call 1-510-451-6729 (Alameda County residents) and 1-510-970-9750 (Contra Costa County residents). The Asian ACCESS line is 1-510-869-7200.
For more information about the training video Shame & Silence: Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness in Asian Americans, please visit the New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health www.asianmentalhealth.org.
For information about National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA), please visit www.naapimha.org.
Asian Pacific Psychological Services offers mental health services in several Asian languages in the Oakland and Richmond area. 1-510-835-2777 or www.appsweb.org.
Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Counseling offers a 24-hour Friendship Line at 1-415-752-3778 or 1-800-971-0016, or you can visit their web site at www.gioa.org/programs/.
Asian Women's Shelter provides support and assistance to survivors of domestic violence and their children through their shelter program, 24-hour crisis line, community outreach and many other services. AWS offers services in over 30 languages. Visit www.sfaws.org or call their 24-Hour Crisis Line at 1-877-751-0880.
Self-Help for the Elderly is a multi-service organization providing programs along a wellness continuum ranging from employment/training and social activities for those who are more independent to in-home assistance and residential board and care to those who are more frail. They serve seniors in the San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. For more information about their programs including social services, visit www.selfhelpelderly.org or call 1-415-677-7600.
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives. With more than 320 affiliates nationwide, they represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation. To find the nearest affiliate in your area, click on "Affiliate Network" at the top of the page at www.nmha.org/.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - California chapter - visit their web site at www.namicalifornia.org/ and select the language at the top of the web page: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Network of Care for Behavioral Health provides vital information to help link consumers to support groups and personal advocacy resources in the community. Click on the county link in your area. To view the web site in an Asian language, select the language below the Welcome message. http://networkofcare.org/.
County Referral and Information lines:
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
ACCESS Program provides general mental health and substance abuse screening and referral for Alameda County residents. For more information, call 1-800-491-9099 or 1-510-346-1010 or visit http://bhcs.co.alameda.ca.us/
Contra Costa County Mental Health Services
1-888-678-7277 or http://www.cchealth.org/
Marin County Community Mental Health Services
1-415-499-4271 Mental Health assessments and referrals
1-415-499-6666 Psychiatric Emergency Services http://www.co.marin.ca.us/
Napa County Department of Mental Health
1-707-259-8151 Mental Health Access Unit provides community-based services and referrals or 1-707-253-4711 Emergency Response (Psychiatric Services)
San Francisco County Mental Health Services
24-Hour Access Helpline: 1-415-255-3737 or 1-888-246-3333
San Mateo County Mental Health Services
1-800-686-0101 or http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/smc/
Santa Clara County Mental Health Services
1-800-704-0900 or www.sccmhd.org. Services are available in Mandarin and Vietnamese.
Solano County Mental Health Services
1-707-784-2140 or 1-707-428-1131
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