Helpful Websites

National Institute of Mental Health
A part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services providing information on several topics in mental health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Westside Los Angeles
Classes and workshops for people with a mental illness and their families and friends

Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Resource Center
Non-profit organization providing information on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Teen Depression
Non-profit organization helping people understand teenage depression
Statistics, Prevention, Facts on Teenage Depression

Anxiety for Dummies
A guide with helpful tips on reducing anxiety
Non-profit organization providing information on many different psychological disorders for adults, children and families

LA Parent
Events, deals, child friendly activities, and resources
A non-profit, on-line resource for parenting – to help parents and children going through divorce – legal aspects of divorce when children are involved – to help parents and children going through divorce – resources for divorce and stepfamilies

Guided Mindfulness Mediation with Jon Kabat-Zin
Mindfulness Meditation resources with Jon Kabat-Zin

Attachment Parenting International, API
Non-profit organization dedicated to attachment parenting

AA- Alcoholics Anonymous
Support group for people struggling with alcohol addiction
12-Step meetings

CODA- Co-Dependents Anonymous
Support group for people struggling with co-dependency
12-Step Meetings

Support Groups for family and friends of alcoholics
12-Step Meetings

A subset of Al-Anon specializing in support groups for Teens with family or friends that are alcoholics
12-Step Meetings

Crisis Non-Profit Community Mental Health Sources

Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC)

Open Paths

Pepperdine University Psychology Counseling Clinic
West LA 310-568-5752
Encino   818-501-1678
Irvine   949-223-2570

South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC)

Airport Marina Counseling Center


Low Cost Referral Sources

24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
211 from your phone or 800-339-6993 FREE


Crisis Intervention Contacts

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
800-273-8255 FREE

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center CRISIS LINE
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
877-727-4747 FREE

Teen Line
Teens Helping Teens- Connect, Talk, Chat, Get Help!
6pm to 10pm Daily

Teen 2 Teen Hotline
Trained Volunteer Teen Counselors available to help
5pm to 9pm Daily