Below is a collection of useful resources from reputable government, professional and non-profit organizations.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - 24 hrs a day, every day.
Orange County Centralized Assessment Team (CAT): 866-830-6011 - It is a mobile assessment team that will respond to psychiatric emergencies in the community; available 24 hrs a day, every day. For safety purposes, CAT may be assisted by the police/sheriff when called to a scene; they can assist with referrals and transportation to inpatient programs if necessary.
Orange County Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment Services (ETS): (714) 834-6900 - a 10 bed evaluation facility for people without insurance.
These local hospitals provide urgent psychiatric evaluations in their emergency rooms and inpatient facilities:
UCI Neuropsychiatric Institute: 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868; (714) 456-7890; hospital has psychiatric inpatient programs for adolescents, adults, and older adults; has partial hospitalization program for adolescents.
South Coast Medical Center: 31872 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; (949) 499-7501; hospital has a psychiatric inpatient and partial hospitalization program.
College Hospital: 301 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627; (949) 642-2734; (800) 773-8001; hospital has psychiatric inpatient programs for adults and adolescents; it also has a partial hospitalization program for adults.
St. Joseph’s Hospital: 1100 W. Stewart Drive, Orange, CA 92868; (714) 771-8134; has inpatient programs for adults for psychiatric, dual diagnosis, and eating disorders.
Newport Bay Hospital: 1501 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663; 949-650-9750; an inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults.
Western Medical Center Anaheim: 1025 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA, 92805; 714-533-6220; has inpatient psychiatric program for adults.
Western Medical Center Santa Ana: 1001 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705; 714-953-3500; has inpatient program for seniors.
West Medical Center Anaheim: 3033 West Orange Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804; 714-827-3000
Useful Educational Information
AACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
AACAP's Facts for Families Series: Concise and easy-to-understand fact sheets.
Healthy Minds: The American Psychiatric Association’s online resource.
National Institute of Mental Health
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
AACAP's ParentsMedGuide: The guide, co-created with the APA provides information on ADHD symptoms, treatment options, types of medication, and co-occurring disorders.
AACAP's Video: A Guide for Families: A video and accompanying brochure developed to help families understand ADHD and how to weigh options for treatment.
NIMH Research on Treatment for (ADHD): Questions and Answers about the Multimodal Treatment Study
Suicide: Information from Medline Plus.
ParentsMedGuide: The guide, co-created with the APA provides information on depression symptoms, treatment options, types of medication, and co-occurring disorders.
NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA’s InfoFacts: Science-based information on drug abuse and addiction.
NIDA’s Mind Over Matter: Information on drug abuse for grades 5-9.
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) 15+ Make Time to Listen, Take Time to Talk - a national campaign to promote parents’ relationship with children by spending 15 minutes a day - current topics:
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
National Assoc for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression NARSAD
NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
AADA - Anxiety Disorders Association of America
CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention Defict/Hyperactivity Disorder
CABF - Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
DBSA - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
UC Irvine Medical Center - has support groups, classes and community events on medication, yoga, parenting, various health topics - check for latest information.
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