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- Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resources
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely. Local Resources include:Kings County Behavioral Health, and Kings View.
Anyone living in Kings County having a mental health crisis can get help 24 hours a day by calling the below crisis line.
Call (559) 582- 4484 or 1-800-655-2553
This toll-free crisis line is provided by Kings View Counseling Services and is capable of responding in many languages.
CALL 911 for police assistance if the situation is life threatening or if it looks like someone may get hurt.
You can also go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room.
24/7 Non- Crisis, Peer to Peer, Confidential Warm Line 1(877) 306-2413"
For those looking for independent studies on the subject, Psychology Degrees provides professionally reviewed content that helps students in California looking for guidance on training and educational opportunities in the mental health industry.
Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimers
Living with a loved one who has developed Alzheimer's Disease is something very few families are prepared to handle. It also takes a toll on those infected as they begin to lose their ability to be and sense of independence. Linked here are some best practices and extra resources to handle some of the challenges and crises that may occur during your time caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or other Dimentia.
A Crisis Guide for Caregivers of Seniors with Alzheimer's or other Dementia