Our suicide prevention hotline is available to any Sonoma County resident who needs help. The hotline is a vital resource to any family member, loved one, friend or ally who may be worried about someone who may be suicidal.
The 24-hour toll-free hotline is administered by the North Bay Suicide Prevention Program of Buckelew Programs.
Crisis Stabilization Unit
2225 Challenger Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) provides 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week crisis intervention, assessment, medication, and up to 23 hours of supportive care for individuals in an acute mental health crisis.
Services are available for children, youth, adults, and their families.
Referrals are made to Crisis Residential Services or inpatient mental health facilities for those needing a higher level of psychiatric inpatient care.
Access Mental Health Services
Substance Use Disorder Services
Crisis Stabilization Services: 1 (800) 746-8181
Orenda Center: (707) 565-7460
For general information about services,
call (707) 565-4850.
These scripts can help guide your call to 911.Suicide/Overdose AttemptWeapon: Threat to SelfWeapon: Threat to OthersNo Weapon: Threat of ViolenceNo Weapon: Decompensating
Guidelines for Effective Communication With 911 Dispatch
The Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division (DHS-BHD) is very pleased to announce that the Behavioral Health Warm Line (707) 565-2652 will be available for calls starting today - April 23, 2020.
We are in very uncertain times, and the warm line is a supportive resource for the community. This free and private warm line is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The warm line has English and Spanish speaking staff answering calls and telephone interpretation for other languages. Please share this resource with your friends and neighbors
Wellness and Advocacy Center 565 -7800 Tuesday through Friday 9:00 – 4:00
Interlink Self-Help Center 546-4481, 546-4482, 546-4483 & 546-4484 Monday Through Thursday 9:30-3:30
Petaluma Peer Recovery Center (PPRC)
565-1299 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 – 3:00
Russian River Empowerment Center (707) 823-1640 ext 207 then press 0 Monday through Thursday
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Russian River Empowerment Center Contact: Rena Morabe
Daily Call-in Check-in every 11am-11:45amDial-in number (US): (978) 990-5000
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Contracted through Progress Foundation, the program provides around-the-clock treatment for people experiencing an acute mental health crisis. Services are voluntary.
These scripts can help guide your call to 911.
Guidelines for Effective Communication With 911 Dispatch
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What is Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. This novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:
COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.
Guidance and Information:
A complete list of guidance is available.
Public: For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.
Media: If you are with a media outlet and have questions for the California Department of Public Health, please email CDPHPressOPA@cdph.ca.gov.
Coronavirus News Releases: For the latest information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV),
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The CDC is now recommending that we all wear face masks when we are in many public spaces.
"We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”)
can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread
between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if
those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing
cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to
maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based
transmission. . .
"The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are
critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first
responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance."
The majority of people who are exposed to corona virus will be asymptomatic or have a mild flue like illness
Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or health condition, it is important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease, including:
It is also important that you listen to public health officials who may recommend community actions to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, especially if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
For more information visit the CDC's website.
COVID-19 in California by the Numbers:
How can people protect themselves?
Who is at Higher Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19?
What should you do if you think you're sick?
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
How is it decided whether a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 can self-isolate at home or must be confined to a hospital or elsewhere?
What is the difference between COVID-19 and other coronaviruses?
Is California able to test for COVID-19?
Should public events be cancelled?
What is Social Distancing?
Should I wear a mask?
What if I have symptoms?
What should I do if I am unable to work after being exposed to COVID-19?
What is the state doing to protect our health?
Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
Disability Insurance provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50 - $1,300 a week.
Californians who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim.
Paid Family Leave provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligibile workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.
For more information related to resources for California's Employers and Workers, please visit this Labor and Workforce Development Agency webpage.
As of March 12, 2020, 7 a.m. Pacific Time, there are a total of 198 positive cases
and four deaths in California:
24 cases are from repatriation flights.
The other 174 confirmed cases include 60 that are travel related, 43 due to person-to-person transmission, 44 are community acquired (map of community transmission by county in California- PDF) and 27 are from unknown sources.
Of all the confirmed positive cases:
Approximately 11,100 people are self-monitoring, across 49 local health jurisdictions, after returning to the U.S. from travel.
Eighteen public health labs in California are testing for COVID-19. These labs include the California Department of Public Health's Laboratory in Richmond, Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Monterey, Napa-Solano-Yolo-Marin (located in Solano), Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sonoma, Tulare and Ventura County public health laboratories.
The Richmond Laboratory will provide diagnostic testing within a 48-hour turnaround time. More public health labs will soon be able to test for COVID-19. This means California public health officials will get test results sooner, so that patients will get the best care.
Sonoma County Winter Shelters will open from December 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
Up to 184 beds provided by nonprofits will be available to help protect people from the year's harshest weather.
Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with several locations offering wraparound services. Fliers in English and Spanish containing information on this year's winter shelters are attached to this message and are also available on our website.
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Cold Weather “Code Blue” Advisory 10/27/2019 11:40 PM PDT
Santa Rosa, CA – October 27, 2019 – Effective Sunday, October 27, 2019, Sonoma County is issuing a “code blue” cold weather advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for near freezing overnight lows for several days in the coming week. This advisory requests that all homeless service agencies expand beds and open warming facilities in an effort to proactively mitigate cold-weather impacts on Sonoma County’s homeless population.
A Code Blue advisory is issued during periods of time when temperatures drop below 38 degrees, or when the wind chill reduces the effective temperature below 38 degrees, or when rainfall makes it difficult or impossible for unsheltered individuals to remain dry. As overnight temperatures are predicted to be at or near freezing throughout the week, the advisory will remain in effect through Saturday November 2nd, when the need for a continuing advisory will be assessed based on the latest weather conditions.
The latest information can be obtained by calling 2-1-1 , or online at www.211sonoma.org.
For individuals who may remain unsheltered due to the fire evacuations, we encourage you to visit one of the available evacuation shelters tonight rather than remain in your vehicle or a tent. Lengthy exposure to cold temperatures can cause hypothermia. Hypothermia left untreated can be deadly. The list of available shelters: https://socoemergency.org/home/emergency/evacuation-centers/
Infants less than one year old should never sleep in a cold room because they lose body heat more easily than adults. Follow these tips to keep your baby safe and warm during the extreme cold:
Older adults often make less body heat because of a slower metabolism and less physical activity.
Know the signs of hypothermia.
Hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature) is a dangerous condition that can happen when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures.
In adults, warning signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion or feeling very tired, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. In babies, signs include bright red, cold skin, and very low energy. If you notice any of these signs, take the person’s temperature.
If it is below 95° F, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately.
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Get more information about staying safe during cold weather from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/duringstorm/indoorsafety.html
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After an initial screening, assessment, and orientation, our dedicated team will work hard to develop a plan that’s suited to the individual. Some of our mental health programs and services include:
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Latino Service Providers Testimonios Project provides paid internships to up to 20 young bilingual bicultural students (ages 16-25) who are interested in sociology, psychology, counseling or any mental health career.
The goal of the Testimonis Project is to reduce mental health stigma, engage and educate the Latinx community on mental health issues and resources, and inspire the future mental health workforce. The required commitment is a minimum of ONE YEAR.
Social Advocates for Youth provides support, opportunities and hope to children, youth and families. We are dedicated to creating and supporting a caring community where all children, youth and families grow, thrive and succeed.
Call our 24 hour emergency hotline or drop in to the Dr. Coffee Teen Shelter anytime. Contact the Dr. Coffee Teen Shelter or Medi-Cal Counseling Clinic today to get help.
Our 24/7 youth crisis hotline remains open
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Incidence: Nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States have some type of mental illness — and nearly 1 in 25 a serious mental illness, a number that would equate to more than 20,000 people in Sonoma County — according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
5150: An involuntary psychiatric hold.
Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital: A private inpatient psychiatric hospital in west Santa Rosa that does not qualify for Medi-Cal reimbursement for most adult patients.
Casey’s Law: A 2004 Kentucky law that allows parents, relatives or friends to request that a judge order treatment for loved ones with drug or alcohol addictions.
Creekside Hospital: Creekside Rehabilitation & Behavioral Health, a Medicare- and Medi-Cal certified skilled-nursing and rehabilitation facility with 181 beds, located near downtown Santa Rosa.
Crisis Stabilization Unit: A psychiatric emergency facility in southwest Santa Rosa that provides short-term treatment to people suffering intense mental health crises.
Hope House: A 12-bed men’s board-and-care facility for people with severe mental illness. Residents receive supervised services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including life skills education, medication management, conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
Medi-Cal: California’s version of the federal Medicaid program, which provides health care for low-income residents.
Parker Hill: A 12-bed transitional housing program with social rehabilitation services for people with severe and chronic mental illness. The program is voluntary and serves those transitioning out of long-term care facilities.
Psychiatric Emergency Services: The county’s former psychiatric emergency facility on Chanate Road. Replaced by the Crisis Stabilization Unit in southwest Santa Rosa.
Section 8 housing: A federal program that subsidizes rental payments for low-income people.
SSI: Supplemental Security Income, a federal program that provides stipends to aged, blind and disabled people living in poverty.
Tamayo House: Transitional housing for adults ages 18-25 who are either former foster youth or young those living with severe mental illness. The program is a project of Social Advocates for Youth and Burbank Housing.
This report was produced as a project for the California Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. You can reach Staff Writer Martin Espinoza at 707-521-5213 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @renofish.
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