Mental Health Resources
Centralized Assessment Team
A program of the Orange County Health Care Agency – Behavioral Health Services. CAT provides emergency psychiatric evaluation services to the community. If an individual is assessed with a serious mental health condition, the CAT can facilitate a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation (5150) at a nearby hospital.
714-517-6353 (available 24/7)
Child Help USA
Crisis line helps both child and adult survivors of abuse including sexual abuse and provides treatment referrals.
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hours per day – 365 Days/year)
National Suicide Prevention Hot Line (24 Hrs/day – 365 Days/year)
NAMI OC Warm Line
New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline
Offers live counseling at
Orange County Crisis Triage
Veteran’s Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 – Press 1
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Alcohol Addiction Center
Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services
(8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., M-F)
County Behavioral Health Information and Referral
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
NAMI – Orange County
Provides emotional support, education, and resources for families and those affected by mental health conditions.
Information and referral service to help navigate the Behavioral Health Services System within the Health Care Agency in Orange County.
Orange County 211
(Dial 211–toll free)–Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Legal Assistance, Housing & more.
Orange County Psychiatric Society
Local chapter of the American Psychiatric Association. Represents psychiatrists and includes reference resources.
Orange County Mental Health Clinic
Provides mental health care on a walk in basis. Call for appointments, times and directions,