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  • Free Mental Health Resources Available for Businesses in OC

    OC Health Care Agency Stigma Free OC Initiative 

    North Orange County Chamber joins businesses through the county endorsing the OC Health Care Agency’s efforts to encourage people to take care of themselves and those around them.

    You or your employees may be experiencing multiple disruptions in your life, disappointment, uncertainty, isolation, financial worries, and concern for your health and the health of your loved ones – and you are not alone. We all need help sometimes and asking for help is the first step towards recovery. There are behavioral health services available to help you and your loved ones cope with these stresses.

    OC HCA is making resources available for your business, non-profit or government entity:

    • Mental Health Training for Staff or Volunteers via Zoom or in-person.

    • A Toolkit, Events, and a Help Page with critical links at the website: https://www.stigmafreeoc.com/

    Resources include telephone and telehealth support, extended hours of support and community educational resources. For flyers, videos and more information in multiple languages, including tips for what to do if you or your loved ones are experiencing anxiety or depression, go to www.ocgov.com/covid for help.

    For community members seeking immediate emotional support, the NAMI Warmline (877-910- 9276), a free and confidential telephone service, is available 24/7. It is important now more than ever to take care of yourself and each other, supporting all of our mental and physical health. We are all in this together. 

    There are a number of people in Orange County who struggle with mental illness.  It is no surprise that the anxiety, stress and fear around COVID-19 and the recent wildfires, can worsen pre-existing mental health conditions and substance use concerns or create new ones. Hospitals and hotlines in Orange County have reported increases of visits from 54% - 8,000% from the previous year. 
    More information on how you can help is available on their website