South Coast Psychiatry is pleased to provide links to important mental health and treatment information, as well as other resources available to patients and family members.
Below, please find links to websites related to mental health information, books recommended for further reading on a myriad of mental health issues, and links important for crisis and emergency care.
Self Help/Self Awareness/Personal Growth:
Information on psychiatric medications:
Specific Mental Health Information:
From the CDC website: "Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body; causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general. The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 438,000 deaths, or nearly 1 of every 5 deaths, each year in the United States. More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined." (for more information about the harmful effects of nicotine, please visit the CDC website on Health Effects of Smoking)
If you or a loved one have decided to quit smoking, congratulations on taking the first step to improve your health! You are not alone. There are new advances in smoking cessation treatments and resources that can help.
All of our doctors have all been trained in the latest advances in the treatment of smoking cessation and would be happy to help you along the road to quitting.
In addition to the nicotine patch and gum, there are medications available that offer help to millions of patients who are trying to quit smoking. Whether or not you decide that medications may help you along the road to recovery, there are important free resources to help you learn new and effective tools to combat the habits you have developed and deal with the cravings you may experience:
Again, congratulations on taking the first step towards a healthier tomorrow! If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our doctors about quitting smoking or smoking cessation treatments, feel free to call 714-556-5004 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you or your loved one is having a psychiatric emergency, you have several options:
Below, are several resources which may be useful:
Mobile Assessment Teams that will respond to psychiatric emergencies in the community. These teams of mental health professionals may be accompanied by law enforcement for safety purposes when called to a scene. They will evaluate a patient and can then assist with referrals and transportation to a local area hospital if needed.
If you are in crisis,
call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
There are also local area hospitals that can provide urgent psychiatric evaluations in the Emergency Room and have inpatient psychiatric facilities:
County and Other Low Cost Mental Health Resources
The Orange County Mental Health system is equipped to help patients with serious mental illnesses who have MediCal or who do not have access to health insurance or other financial resources. County facilities can provide urgent (often same-day) evaluations and assessments, and can provide long term treatment and support, including medication management, social services, therapy, assistance with housing, and other resources. Please see http://www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/pi/resources/ for additional information on County Resources.
Additionally, the Orange County Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill has access to low and no-cost resources for patients and families: http://www.namioc.org/ (click on Services, and scroll down for info for Patients and/or Families).
Orange County Mental Health Outpatient Clinics
Serving: Atwood, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia and Yorba Linda
Serving: Anaheim, Garden Grove
Serving: Balboa, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Newport Beach
Serving: Aliso Viejo, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano
Serving: El Modena, Lemon Heights, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park
Serving: Cypress, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Seal Beach, Stanton, Sunset Beach and Westminster
Pacific Asian Services
Older Adult Services