Are there support groups in my area?
If you or someone you know is in crisis right now and needs immediate help, call 911.
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed with stress and/or you have thoughts to harm yourself or other people, call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24/7 Access Center Helpline at 800-854-7771, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, or text "LA" to 741741 to message a Crisis Text Line counselor.
There are several support groups and organizations you can reach out to in the Los Angeles County area.
- Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)’s mental health program includes psychosocial assessments, in-home outreach counseling, community linkages, mental health First Aid trainings, and educational presentations.
- The Filipino American Service Group, Inc (FASGI) offers services to connect you with a mental health professional. Call FASGI at 213-908-5050.
- The Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers (APCTC) offers mental health services to adults, children, and youth.
- The Asian Pacific Family Center (APFC) has the Pacific Clinics Access Center with a toll-free hotline at 1-877-PC-CARES (1-877-722-2737).
- The Minority Psychology Network (MPN) “facilitates accessibility to Mental health and culturally relatable personnel for members in the minority communities,” according to MPN’s website.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization and has several Los Angeles County NAMI Chapters:
- NAMI Antelope Valley
- NAMI Greater LA County
- NAMI Glendale
- NAMI Long Beach
- NAMI Pomona Valley
- NAMI San Fernando Valley
- NAMI San Gabriel Valley
- NAMI South Bay LA County
- NAMI Whittier LA County
- NAMI Urban Los Angeles
- NAMI Westside Los Angeles
- The Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) provides "innovative mental health and rehabilitation services tailored to meet the needs of vulnerable ethnic minority populations in Southern California".
NOTE: This is not a comprehensive and complete list. We will continue to update services here.