Links on this page are provided as a convenience and do not imply endorsement.
Aurora Charter Oak Hospital is not responsible for content on other websites.
Additional information and resources for local area homeless individuals and families: http://sgvc.org/
12-Step Support Groups
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Al-Anon Family Groups
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Crystal Meth Anonymous
- Emotions Anonymous
- Marijuana Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Pills Anonymous
Affordable Health Care
- Cal-Duals - information for and about individuals who receive care through both Medicare and Medi-Cal.
- Covered California - individuals and families have several options for health insurance through Covered California. Mental health and substance abuse benefits are included in these plans.
- My Health LA is a NO-COST health care program for low-income residents of L.A. County who don't have any health insurance.
- AddictionResource - Volunteer-run organization dedicated to guiding people through every step of the addiction treatment and recovery process.
- Community Assessment Service Centers (CASC) - Los Angeles County has several locations to assist any L.A. County citizen seeking alcohol or drug treatment.
- HelpGuide.org - Several helpful articles about substance abuse and addiction are available on this website, in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.
- Off The Wagon - The Real Facts About Drugs - Founded by The National Organization of Students Against Substance Abuse.
- The Sober Living Network - Over 25,000 men and women in Southern California find safety and support in the Network's quality sober living homes each year.
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual)
- Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center - provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, welcoming nearly a quarter-million client visits from ethnically diverse youth and adults each year.
Mental Health Resources
- ACCESS Center - Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24/7 Mental Health Hotline (800) 854-7771
- American Psychiatric Association – includes “Let’s Talk Facts” brochures and other resources.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America - national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and related disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
- Bipolar Disorder Organization – our mission is to help people affected directly or indirectly by Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety live better lives.
- Crisis Text Line - Provdes emotional support and information for young people. Text 741741 anywhere, anytime.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
- Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline - 877-7-CRISIS or 877-727-4747
- Disaster Distress Helpline - dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or man-made disaster.
- Freedom From Fear - The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.
- HelpGuide.org - Several helpful articles about mental health are available on this website, in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.
- Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health – includes 24/7 Crisis Line (1-800-854-7771) and many services available for specific age groups throughout Los Angeles County.
- Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health) – search for articles about a wide variety of mental health and other health topics.
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Local NAMI chapters provide educational resources and support. Aurora Charter Oak participates in the annual NAMI Walks fundraising event.
- National Institute of Mental Health - NIMH now has a faster, more powerful search engine that connects web visitors with vital mental health information.
- Mental Health America - the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.
- National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse - The Clearinghouse works to foster peer empowerment through our website, up-to-date news, a directory of peer-driven services, electronic and printed publications, training packages, and consultation.
- National Resource Center for ADHD - provides information on this disorder which affects how millions of children and adults function on a daily basis.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-888-628-9454 (En Espanol)
- SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration - Federal government resource website includes many free publications and news about behavioral health.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health - Authoritative mental health information and resources for Veterans and their families.
- World Federation for Mental Health - The mission of the World Federation for Mental Health is to promote the advancement of mental health awareness, prevention of mental disorders, advocacy, and best practice recovery focused interventions.
- LA4Seniors– Health and mental health resources for seniors in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – includes Facts for Families, definitions of major mental disorders in easily understandable language, and several other helpful resources.
- Parents' Guide to Understanding and Coping with ADHD - National Resource Center on ADHD
- National Parent Helpline - the National Parent Helpline offers trained Helpline Advocates to provide emotional support and links to services.
Youth Suicide Prevention and Education
- The Jason Foundation – providing students, parents and teachers the tools and resources to help identify and help at-risk youth. (Aurora Charter Oak Hospital is a Jason Foundation affiliate.)
If you are looking for additional resources, please contact our Assessment Center at 800-654-2673.
If you are looking for a speaker or presentation, please contact our Business Development Department at 626-859-5269.