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Advocates, Lawmakers Urge Attention to Mental Health



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Their message: Don't be afraid of the stigma associated with mental health problems, and get help quickly if you see symptoms in someone you know or love.

Doctor Cameron Carter with the U-C Davis Medical Center says most serious mental illnesses first become apparent in adolescents and young adults.

Carter: "There's a growing body of evidence to suggest that the best outcomes from treatment are when the treatment is made available at the very earliest stage in the emergence of symptoms."

Carter says symptoms often include difficulty concentrating, a drop in school or work performance and a decreasing interest in friendships.

State Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg is urging the task force led by Vice President Biden to create a national system for treating mental health that's modeled after California's and match state funding dollar-for-dollar.

 

For more information: 1-800-273-TALK or www.mentalhealthhub.org

24-hour crisis intervention phone numbers for each California county:

Alameda County

800-491-9099

Alpine County

800-486-2163

Amador County

888-310-6555

209-223-6412

Berkeley City

 

510-981-5290

510-981-5244 - Mobile Crisis Team Line

Butte County

800-334-6622

530-891-2810

Calaveras County

209-754-3239

800-499-3030

Colusa County

530-458-0520

888-793-6580

Contra Costa County

925-646-2800

888-678-7277

Del Norte County

888-446-4408

707-464-7224

El Dorado County

530-622-3345 - Placerville/El Dorado

530-544-2219 - South Lake Tahoe Outpatient Clinic

800-929-1955

Fresno County

800-654-3937

Glenn County

800-507-3530

Humboldt County

707-445-7715

888-849-5728

Imperial County

760-339-4504

800-817-5292

Inyo County

760-873-6533

800-841-5011

Kern County

800-991-5272

Kings County

559-582-4484

800-655-2553

Lake County

800-900-2075

Lassen County

530-251-8108

Los Angeles County

800-854-7771

 

Madera County

559-673-3508

888-275-9779

Marin County

415-499-6666

Mariposa County

209-966-7000

888-974-3574

Mendocino County

800-555-5906

707-463-4396

Merced County

209-381-6800

888-334-0163

Modoc County

800-699-4880

Mono County

800-841-5011

760-924-1740

Monterey County

831-755-4111 (Page - Crisis Team)

Napa County

707-253-4711

800-648-8650

Nevada County

530-265-5811

Orange County

714-834-6900

Placer County

888-886-5401

Plumas County

530-283-6307

800-757-7898

Riverside County

800-706-7500

Sacramento County

888-881-4881

San Benito County

831-636-4020

888-636-4020

San Bernardino County

888-743-1478

San Diego County

800-479-3339

San Francisco County

415-781-0500

San Joaquin County

209-468-8686

San Luis Obispo County

805-781-4700

800-838-1381

San Mateo County

650-579-0350

800-273-8255

Santa Barbara County

888-868-1649

Santa Clara County

408-279-3312 - Santa Clara County

650-494-8420 - North Santa Clara County

408-683-2482 - South Santa Clara County

Santa Cruz County

800-952-2335

Shasta County

530-225-5252

800-821-5252

888-385-5201

Sierra County

877- 435-7137

Siskiyou County

800-842-8979

Solano County

707-428-1131

Sonoma County

800 746-8181

Stanislaus County

209-558-4600

Sutter-Yuba County

530-673-8255

888-923-3800

Tehama County

530-527-5637

800-240-3208

Tri-City Mental Health

866-623-9500

Trinity County

530-623-5708

888-624-5820

Tulare County

800-320-1616

Tuolumne County

209-533-7000

Ventura County

866-998-2243

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