Information and Resources on Mood Disorders

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Disclaimer:  DBSA Sacramento.org is designed to provide resource and reference information on subject matter related to depression and bipolar disorders.  It does not endorse the use of any particular medication, treatment,  or product.  It is not intended as a means of disseminating medical advice. If medical advice is required it is advisable to seek expert professional assistance.

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  • 9-1-1They will direct your call immediately to the nearest Suicide Hotline or get you help!
  • Sacramento Suicide Prevention Hotline:* 916-368-3111
    (24 hours a day-7 days a week) 

  • From Auburn, call (530) 885-2300

  • From Lincoln, call (916) 645-8866

  • From Roseville, call (916) 773-3111.

  • Youth Crisis Line: 1-800 843-4200

  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433

  • National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-621-4000

  • Sacramento Mental Health Treatment Center:  (916)732-3637
    2150 Stockton Blvd, Sacto 

  • Walk in to any Emergency Room

  • CPC Sierra Vista, 8001 Bruceville Rd, Sacto, (916) 423-2000

  • CPC Heritage Oaks, 4250 Auburn Blvd, Sacto, (916) 489-3336 or (916) 423-2000

  • Kaiser South, 6600 Bruceville Rd, South Sacto, (916) 688-2063

Emergency Info

Places to Start

Local Community Organizations

Local County & State Services

Legal Assistance

  • If you do not have insurance, contact: Sacramento County Mental Health Outpatient Treatment Services.   Adult Access (916) 875-1055.  Individuals seeking outpatient mental health treatment typically enter the system by contacting the Adult Access Team 
    • The Adult Access Team will conduct a telephone assessment of your needs identifying diagnoses and disabling conditions established as criteria for care in the public mental health system. If the assessment reveals an individual meets these criteria, a referral and linkage appointment is made for the client at the Regional Support Team serving the clients area of residence. 
    • Crisis intervention via telephone or walk-in during regular business hours and after hours referral to the Mental Health Treatment Center.
  • If you have health insurance, contact them.  Ask to speak to someone who can help you with a "Behavioral Health" concern and what services are covered.  Explain that you need some help in dealing with a mental health situation concerning yourself or a covered family member. (There is usually a toll-free number on your card to dial the Behavioral Health department directly) They can provide referrals to services covered by your insurance including behavior health specialists, hospital, and on the spot assessments if you are in crisis.) These services are multi-lingual.

  • Call the National Mental Health Association Sacramento Chapter (916-366-4600) 
    • In Need of Help or support? Call the Mental Health Association Information and Referral line. This program is operated by consumer staff and provides peer support, linkage, referrals, and resource information to the community. Please call (916) 366-4601.
  • If you are employed in the State of California contact the EAP (Employee Assistance Program):

    The counseling and referral services available through EAP can help you and your family with a wide range of issues:

    • Marital and Family Issues

    • Emotional, Personal, and Stress Concerns

    • Legal Matters

    • Financial and Credit Problems

    • Dependent Care

    • Alcohol Abuse

    • Drug Abuse

    To access EAP by phone, call 1-800-632-7422.

    Specially trained specialists and professional counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your concerns confidentially and

    make sure you get the assistance you need.

The Sacramento community and surrounding areas have numerous referral services to assist with seeking medical help, financial and medical  benefits, legal assistance, shelter, transportation, and support groups in your area.  Provided below are excellent first steps:


  • Adult Access/Sacramento County Mental Health Outpatient Treatment Services (916-875-1055)

  • Adult Mental Health Homeless Services/Sacramento County The Division of Mental Health contracts with four agencies to provide a range of homeless mental health services. Three of the agencies provide more than one type of service. Broadly defined, the services are divided into the following areas:

      Services are focused on identifying homeless individuals and assisting them to treatment programs. Individuals served by these programs are undomiciled and/or living in homeless shelters.

      Mental health and psychiatric services focused on coordinating mental health needed services and medication management for psychiatric symptoms.

      • Guest House, 440-1500 x 3, 1400 North A Street, Building A, Sacramento, M-F.

  • Alanon, Alateen call 916-334-2970

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) (Central California Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous) 24 hour hotlines: (916) 454-1100 Sacramento 781-2763 Roseville 272-6287

  • Alcohol and Drug Services Division/Sacramento County

    • Assessment and Treatment Referral (916) 874-9754, Main Reception
      • To access a publicly funded treatment slot, prospective participants can be assessed on a drop-in basis at 4875 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820 between the hours of 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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  • Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento Bereavement Resources provides information and referrals to groups and services related to grief in the greater Sacramento area. Their 24 hour voice mail takes your name and someone returns your call. They have free weekly meetings, sometimes with speakers, other times specifically "sharing" groups. Call 916-557-5882.
  • Bus - Regional Transit (RT) (916) 321-BUSS (2877) 

"Dying is easy, man. It’s living like this that scares me to death." -A voice from the Streets of Modesto (Photo and quote courtesy of the Coalition on Homelessness and Poverty in Stanislaus County Website, http://www.cohsc.org )
  • Crossroads for Employment Services 3823 V Street, Sacramento, CA (916) 457-1900  Sacramento County contracts with Crossroads Employment Services to help people with mental illness get and keep jobs.  Crossroads Website: Additional information is available at the Crossroads Website Crossroads meets with mental health consumers and explains California State Department of Rehabilitation requirements for receiving rehabilitation services. Crossroads works individually with clients to help them with the Department of Rehabilitation paperwork requirements including: Release of Information forms, application forms, employment history forms, health questionnaires and additional documents. In addition to information, referral and linkage services, Crossroads provides both on-site and off-site coaching to help clients refine their work skills and keep their job. If the client wishes, Crossroads will also coordinate with their family members and with the client's employer. Clients can also attend weekly support groups to facilitate problem resolution, enhance peer interaction and promote self-help.

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For more information, please call 916-278-6416.

Welcome to CSUS Psychological Counseling Services

  • We provide individual counseling to regularly enrolled CSUS students free of charge - couples counseling, family counseling, group therapy, support groups, biofeedback and relaxation training, crisis intervention, psychiatric services (medication evaluation and treatment), and Learning Disorders Services (assessment and referral). If you would like to explore whether counseling is right for you, the first step is to stop by our Drop-In Clinic located on the 2nd floor of the Student Health Center. During the academic year drop-in hours are; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday's from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. only. No appointment is required. Please bring your One-Card. Evening drop-in hours in the University Union Student Health Center Satellite Clinic, are:  Monday to Thursday 4:45 - 6:30 p.m.

  • As a regularly enrolled CSUS student, who pays state university fees, you are eligible for short term, time limited, treatment at no cost. Further, group counseling sessions are unlimited throughout your CSUS academic career.

  • We provide assistance to students who are struggling with stress or troubling personal problems. At Psychological Counseling Services you have the right to privacy and confidentiality. No information about your participation is released to anyone without your written consent. No information appears in any other departmental or university records without your prior consent.

  • Sacramento Valley Community Resources

  • Self Help Center

  • DBSA Sacramento (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Support Group

    • Andrea Hillerman Phone: (916) 366-4601
    • Marilyn Hillerman Phone: (916) 684-1358
    • Tina and Terry Imai Phone:(916) 686-7063
  • Department of Human Assistance (Welfare) 28th and R Street - 29th street Light Rail Station/RT Buses 15, 38, 67, 68
    • General Information and Medical 874-2072 (Call for assistance or locations) 
    • General Assistance (916) 874-2256
    • Medical - Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm.
    • Homeless Assistance (Food Stamps)   874-2063
    • Hand Imaging  874-3800
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 

    730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501, Chicago, Illinois 60610-7224 USA
    Toll free: (800) 826 -3632 Fax: (312) 642-7243

    The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.

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  • El Hogar - 1400 No. A Street, Bldg A, (916) 440-1500

Homeless Mental Health Clinic - Monday thru Friday (Must be there at 8:00 am to get an appointment)

Mental Health Evaluation, Medication if needed.  Housing Referrals for Mentally ill, General Assistance Referrals, SSI application; referrals to Alcohol and Drug counseling.

  • Friends for Survival, Inc
    Suicide Loss Helpline (916) 392-0664
    Outreach program for family and friends after a suicide death. Includes peer support and education for survivors by means of meetings, publications, monthly newsletter, and lending library of books and tapes. Speakers bureau available for workshops and conferences. Information and referral for local resources. Volunteer opportunities and training. Community awareness program.

  • Guest House, 440-1500 x 3, 1400 North A Street, Building A, Sacramento, M-F. Provides full-range professional outpatient services, including psychiatric medication evaluation and treatment, mental health nursing, service coordination and linkage/referrals for housing and ongoing services. Saturday clinic hours are available.

  • InfoLine (916) 498-1000 comprehensive, multi-lingual telephone information and referral service that operates M-F 8:30-4:45 pm.

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  • NAMI Sacramento (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Provides local referral services, support groups, useful education classes, comfort and understanding to families in the Sacramento and surrounding area who have family members suffering from these disorders. All services are provided free to the public.
    Phone: (916) 874-9416 Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. weekdays. 7001-A East Parkway Sacramento, CA 95823

  • NAMI Yolo "Yolo County's Voice on Mental Illness"
    NAMI-Yolo is a grassroots program of education, advocacy and support dedicated to improving the lives of people with psychiatric disorders mailto:friends@namiyolo.org (530) 662-3548

  • NAMI-YOLO HELPLINE  CALL NAMI F.I.R.S.T. Phone: 530-756-8181
    NAMI-Yolo's Family Information & Referral Service Telephone provides information, referral and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness. Leave a message along with a phone number where you can be reached. A NAMI member will get in touch with you with help, information and support.

  • NAMI Stanislaus  
    NAMI Stanislaus (see map here)
     500 N. 9th Street, Suite A, Modesto, CA 95350
    NAMI Stanislaus has a family support and education meeting
    every 1st Monday and 2nd Wednesday of the month
    . 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Speakers talk about issues of treatment and services for the families and people with mental illnesses. NAMI also provides free Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer and Provider classes. NAMI also offers information in Spanish. For more information contact NAMI Stanislaus at 209-558-4555 or call Joyce Plis at 209-522-7872.

  • Narcotics Anonymous 

  • NA Helpline from Sacramento 916-732-2299

  • Elsewhere in 916 area code 1-800-600-HOPE

    • Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used.

      • There are no social, religious, economic, racial, ethnic, national, gender, or class-status membership restrictions. 

      • There are no dues or fees for membership; while most members regularly contribute small sums to help cover the expenses of meetings, such contributions are not mandatory.

      • Narcotics Anonymous is a recovery process and support network 

      • One of the keys to NA's success is the therapeutic value of addicts working with other addicts. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA. Principles incorporated within the steps include:

        • admitting there is a problem;

        • seeking help;
        • engaging in a thorough self-examination;
        • confidential self-disclosure;
        • making amends for harm done; and
        • helping other drug addicts who want to recover.
  • National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-621-4000
    • Crisis intervention, Counseling, Message center for kids and adults (Confidential) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Provides outreach services to homeless mentally ill adults in the city and county of Sacramento. The outreach is exclusively street outreach. Transitional Living and Community Support, Inc., manages this multi-agency collaboration.

  • Protection and Advocacy - PA Legal or advocacy questions: 1-800-776-5746 TOLL FREE

  • PAI  Northern California/Central Valley Area:
     100 Howe Avenue, Suite 235-N, Sacramento, CA 95825

  • PAI Telephone:

    • All PAI offices - 1-800-776-5746
    • Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy - 1-800-390-7032
    • Administration - 916-488-9955

  • Rape Crisis Line (WEAVE) 24 hr. 916-920-2952
  • Recovery
    • Recovery, Inc. (916) 483-5616 Weekly meetings for anyone over 18. Support and coping skills to handle anxiety and depression. Meetings in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Modesto and Woodland. Free /donation only.
  • Regional Transit (RT) - Regional Transit's Central City Fare is $.50, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Outside the Central City zone, bus and light rail fares are $1.50.  The discount fare of $.75 is available to seniors (age 62 and over), disabled individuals, and youths, age 5-12.  RT offers Paratransit services for the disabled.  
  • Resources for Independent Living (RIL) (916)446-3074 M-F 1211 H. Street
    Suite B
    Sacramento, CA 95814   

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  • Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services
    • Assessment and Treatment Referral
    • (916) 874-9754, Main Reception
      To access a publicly funded treatment slot, prospective participants can be assessed on a drop-in basis at 4875 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820 between the hours of 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Sacramento County Network of Care 
    Contains a wealth of local agencies, services and resources. It's the most accurate, up-to-date and complete online database of local medical resources and information for the elderly and people with disabilities. 
  • Sacramento Loaves & Fishes  Survival Services for the Homeless In an environment of welcome, hospitality, safety and cleanliness we seek to provide and oasis for homeless men, women and children seeking survival services.

  • Site Location:
    1321 North C. Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 2161
    Sacramento, CA 95812
    Office: (916) 446-0874
    Fax: (916) 446-0875

    e-mail: info@sacramentoloavesandfishes.org

    [ Yahoo! Maps ]
    Map of 1321 N C St
    Sacramento, CA 95814-0608

  • (Sacramento Advocacy for Family Empowerment) SAFE 
    (916) 875-4950/Family support and education group

  • Sacramento County Network of Care 
    Contains a wealth of local agencies, services and resources. It's the most accurate, up-to-date and complete online database of local medical resources and information for the elderly and people with disabilities.

  • Sacramento Mental Health Center (County) 2150 Stockton Blvd. (at T street) 24 hours a day 875-1000 RT Bus 38, 50, 83

    • Crisis Line - 732-3637

    • Will evaluate anyone for voluntary psychiatric care In-Patient Care Facility, Drop-in, 24 hours a day. 

  • Sacramento Valley Psychological Association The Sacramento Valley Psychological Association
    is a Chapter of the California Psychological Association

    • Find a Psychologist in the Sacramento Valley

    • Mental Health Screening Tools

  • Social Security Office - 8351 Folsom Blvd. Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 1-800-772-1213

    • Social Security/Social Security Insurance (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
      1-800-772-1213 (7am-7pm M-F)

      (site includes forms and information on applying for SSI and SSDI)


  • Suicide Prevention (Crisis Services Program)
    Sacramento crisis line
    (916) 368-3111
    24-hours crisis intervention and suicide prevention by highly trained paraprofessionals. Emotional support, identifies options and/or community services and initiates emergency response when necessary. Education services about suicide prevention, speaker's bureau, and crisis response team.

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Volunteers of America - Community Outreach Services, 736-3421, M-F. Three teams of two have been providing street outreach services for over 16 years to the mentally ill homeless of Sacramento City and County. One of the teams is dedicated to senior/older adult population. Included on the teams are formerly homeless consumers. Outreach to shelters is also provided.

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  • Yolo Family Services Agency -(For Families of the Mentally ill) 445 First Street, Woodland, CA 95695

    • 530-662-2211 (Woodland)
      530-753-8674 (Davis)
      916-375-1254 (West Sacramento)
    • Office hours: M-F, 8-5. Voice mail
    • Helps families learn how to cope with a family member who is mentally ill. To provide support for the parents and siblings coping with all the stress attached to this situation.
    • Must have a family member who has been diagnosed as chronically mentally ill, and applicant must be approved by Yolo County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services as eligible.
    • No charge to client.
    • Walk in or apply by phone. Referral necessary from Yolo County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health. Appointment necessary. Wait of 1-4 weeks.

  • Sacramento County
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Mental Health Services Division
     If you believe there is a mental health crisis situation, but are uncertain how to proceed, contact the Crisis center staff at this 24-hour line. 916-732-3637
  • Sac County Mental Health Treatment Center - 
    (916) 875-1000
    2150 Stockton Blvd. 
    Sacramento, CA 95817
    Directions to 2150 Stockton Blvd
    Sacramento, CA 95817-1337

    24-hours emergency psychiatric services for adults and children. The center also provides adult inpatient care

  • For "NON-EMERGENCY" Information Contact:   916-875-7070
    Alcohol and Drug Services 916-875-2050

  • Sacramento County
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Mental Health Services Division
     If you believe there is a mental health crisis situation, but are uncertain how to proceed, contact the Crisis center staff at this 24-hour line. 916-732-3637

  • Integrated Services for Homeless Mentally Ill 
    Sacramento County Health & Human Services
    7001 - A East Parkway, Suite 1000 | Sacramento, CA 95823
    Phone: (916) 875-5847 | Fax: (916) 875-6970

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