Mental Health Resources

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Mental Health Resources2021-05-03T14:52:04-07:00

Checkout a Mental Health Kit

General Mental Health

Mentalhealth.gov

This website features information on various mental health topics, with special sections for people looking for help, family, friends, community leaders, and educators. This website also includes hotline information.

Los Angeles County – Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health provides resources and help for all ages. Check out this link for contact information, hours, and hotline information.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI provides mental health resources, including information dedicated to COVID-19 and tips for wellbeing. NAMI Resource List

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association provides links to helpful articles on adjusting to life during a pandemic. There are resources for new remote workers, managing anxiety while staying informed, and links to other helpful resources trusted by the APA.

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline

1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Live Chat 

Teens

SCV Youth Project

The SCV Youth project is a local organization providing help for teens and their families. Check here for information and updates regarding health and wellness during, or give them a call. Checkout this article on self care: https://www.helpnothassle.org/practicing-self-care-while-safer-at-home/

For Parents and Children

Center on the Developing Child

Center for the Developing Child provides information for caregivers, parents, people experiencing homelessness, and activities for families.

Child Family Center

Child Family Center provides help for children, teens, and families. They also have helpful FAQ’s and links, including tips for social distancing, isolating, and quarantining here

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Fact Sheet

This fact sheet covers various topics related to COVID-19 including how to help your children cope and preparing your family for an outbreak.

PBS How to Talk to Your Kids about Corona Virus

This resource provides tips to help talk to your children about Coronavirus, as well as games and videos featuring their favorite characters!

Crafts & Activities

#ColorOurCollections (The National Archives)

In celebration of the New York Academy of Medicine’s #ColorOurCollections campaign this week, many museums, libraries, and archives hopped on the adult coloring bandwagon and created coloring books to share on Twitter. We’ve been participating by posting various images throughout the week for people to color, from Rosie the Riveter to the Faulkner murals.

Digital Jigsaw Puzzles (The Smithsonian Museum)

Customizable to any skillset , these digital puzzles features images from Smithsonian Libraries.

Overdrive for books on crafts, mental health, cooking, and more!

Our librarians have curated lists of books to help improve your well being and keep you occupied. You can also checkout Overdrive or Libby for thousands of titles from bestselling authors. To get a library card, please email info@santa-clarita.com

Hobbies and Crafts Resource Center (Library Card Needed)

Check out this great database for sewing patterns and DIY/craft instructions! It’s great if you’re looking for new ideas, or trying to learn a new hobby. To get a library card, please email info@santa-clarita.com

Library Pinterest page

Check out our Pinterest page for book lists and crafts!