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Specialty Mental Health Services

24/7 Toll Free Crisis Line

If you are in crisis and need help right away, call:
1-855-838-0404

Mendocino County Mental Health Plan (MHP) offers free Language Line Interpreter assistance and TTY/TDD services for beneficiaries requesting or accessing services. These services may be requested at any Mental Health Plan Provider site or by calling the Mendocino County Access Line: 1-800-555-5906

Linea de Crisis Llamada Gratis 24/7

Si esta una crisis y necesita ayuda imediamente:
1-855-838-0404

Plan de Salud Mental del Condado de Mendocino (MHP) ofrece servicios de asistencia gratuita con traductor de idiomas en lina TTY/TDD para los beneficiarios que lo requieran / o tengan accesso a los servicios. Estos servicios pueden ser requeridos con cualquier proveeder del Plan de Salud Mental o llamondo al 1-800-555-5906

Adult System of Care:

Provides access to services, crisis intervention, care management and medication support services to individuals, age 25 and older, with severe and persistent mental illness.  Services are provided with a strength-based focus in order to increase community members’ ability to be successful in the community and to reduce impairments related to mental illness.  Individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders are welcomed and services are provided that are supportive of each person’s recovery and that foster hope and self-determination. 

Medication Support Services:

Licensed Psychiatric Providers (Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Vocational Nurses) provide medication support services for adults, age 25 and older, with severe and persistent mental illness. 

Wellness and Recovery Centers:

Strength-based, wellness and recovery focused Outreach & Engagement programs that provide linkage to other support services, classes and groups to support life skills training, nutritional and exercise education and support, finance management, patient navigation, dual diagnosis support, vocational & educational support, health management support, self-esteem building and developing healthy social relationships.  Centers are a safe environment that encourages peer support, self-advocacy and personalized recovery.

Assisted Outpatient Treatment

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is a program otherwise known as “Laura’s Law” or AB 1421.  Mendocino County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution for a one year Assisted Outpatient pilot implementation project on November 10th, 2014.  Assisted Outpatient Treatment is a court ordered treatment program for clients that meet 9 very specific criteria: an adult with severe mental illness, believed to be safety risk in the community, with a history of non-compliance, who has been offered but failed to engage in treatment, without treatment will be a risk to self or others, but doesn’t currently meet 5150 criteria, who’s mental health condition is deteriorating, and would benefit from outpatient treatment.  

The goal of AOT is to engage the client in treatment and reduce safety risks to clients and the community.  Least restrictive level of care is always maintained to minimize infringement of client rights while still maintaining community safety.  While AOT is court ordered and by definition an involuntary service, it is successful through development and establishment of cooperation with the client.  The AOT Coordinator is William Riley and can be reached at 707-472-2322. Click here to access AOT Referral Form.

Mental Health Child and Family Services:

Ukiah, Willits and Fort Bragg each have clinicians available to provide assessments for children who have serious emotional disturbance or mental illness. Parents who need services because they have serious concerns about their child’s Mental Health should call 1-800-555-5906. Behavioral Health provides a range of services including: Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Rehabilitation services, Family Strengths (Wrap-around services), Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) and Case Management.

Family Wraparound (Wraparound and Pathways to Mental Health Services (formerly "Katie A")):

The Family Wraparound team offers both Wraparound and Pathways to Mental Health Services to qualifying youth and their families. 

Wraparound is a family centered, strengths based, needs driven planning process that facilitates access to normalized and inclusive community activities and opportunities that support the family in being able to keep the child or youth in the community.  Identified youth must be at risk of out of home placement to qualify.

Pathways to Mental Health Services promotes a set of similar values, principles, and practices that is meant to be shared by all who seek to support children/youth and families involved in the Child Welfare system who are also needing access to behavioral health services or coordination with existing providers.

New Beginnings Campus:
Formerly PACE and Clean and Sober classrooms. In addition to meeting educational standards, the campus offers individualized programs for each student. These include individual counseling, group therapy, and alcohol and other drug treatment. The program is a collaboration between the Probation Department , Mendocino County Office of Education and the Health and Human Services Agency.
Adolescent Intervention and Treatment Programs. Group and/or individual drug and alcohol treatment provided at the following schools in 2012: River School, Pomolita, Ukiah High School and Ukiah High School Young Parent Program, Juvenile Hall, South Valley and Eagle Peak.
Parent Partners:

Parent Partners are Children’s System of Care staff that partner up with families who are in need of support. They are parents who have walked the walk previously and continue to walk along side families through their journey. Areas of expertise are: linking families to natural resources, bridging families with agencies so that a common goal is achieved, supporting families through the IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) process, or just being a listening ear. Referrals can be made through schools, mental health, child protective services, and probation.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS):

TBS is a mental health service that is available to children and youth with serious emotional problems. The TBS staff person can work one on one with the youth to reduce severe behavioral problems that may lead to an out of home placement. TBS is also provided to children and adolescents living in group homes and supports them to reduce problem behaviors and reunify with their families.

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA):

Services provided include Full Service Partnerships, a wrap around approach to client care which includes daily contact to ensure that the client is staying safe.

Mental Health Board
Under Welfare & Institutions Code Section 5600, each County is required to have a Mental Health Board or Commission. The MHB is made up of mental health clients, family members of clients, and members of the general public.
Patient's Rights Advocate
Protects the legal, civil and human rights of clients in the mental health system by supporting clients in communicating their spoken or perceived needs within the community, mental health system and legal arena.

Crisis Intervention:

24 hours a day, seven days per week services that focus on crisis intervention and resolution.  Services include crisis intervention, access and linkage to services (care management, medication support services, substance use disorder treatment, etc.), crisis care management and crisis respite.  Psychiatric hospitalization is determined on a case-by-case basis. 

** Please note, all programs and services are not available at all locations. Please contact us to verify the location and office hours.**


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