About Mental Health
Everyone has good days and bad days. Sometimes you or your child might feel sad, worried, or stressed out. These feelings may come and go in response to whatever’s going on in life. But when it seems like bad days come more often than not, or if you or your child are feeling down for more than two weeks, it is likely time to seek some support for mental health.
Some of the most common signs you could use some support or professional help are:
Feeling sad or hopeless
Feeling consistently anxious, worried, or overwhelmed
Being unable to concentrate on work or school
Having wide changes in moods
Withdrawing from friends and activities
Difficulty coping with daily problems or stress
Consuming more alcohol or drugs than usual or more often
Becoming easily irritable
Undergoing changes in eating or sleeping patterns
Thinking people are out to get you
If one or more of these conditions affects your quality of life or keeps you from functioning well, reach out for support.
Care Solace will help you find a service provider in our community. More information about Care Solace can be viewed on this flier or this Spanish flier.
You can also watch a video about Care Solace.
Check out the Take Action for Mental Health website for information about different support options and local resources.
Visit the Solano Connex website to gain access to 100 different resources in Solano County. (mental/emotional health, parenting, drug/alcohol, violence/abuse.
Solano Cares is a one-stop resource providing information about resources for children, families, adults, veterans, and those with disabilities. Included are resources for victims of domestic violence and also information regarding public health and behavioral health.
The Solano County Behavioral Health General Access page helps you find information for accessing services as well as resources for consumers.
The Source: (youth under 21 & their caregivers) call/text 916-SUPPORT (787-7678)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish
You can also dial 988 -- this is the national number to reach the new “988 Lifeline” (previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). 988 also includes a text option.
Crisis 24 Hour TEXT Line Text “go” or “home” to 741-741
CA 24 Hour Youth Crisis Line (ages 12-24) (800) 843-5200 or online through their chat portal via [www.calyouth.org/chat/]www.calyouth.org/chat/
Trevor Lifeline 24 Hour Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ (ages 13-24) (866) 488-7386 and Trevor Text (Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm PST) Text "Start" to 678-678
Black, Indigenous & People of Color Line (crisis resources specifically for BIPOC teens) www.callblackline.com 1-800-604-5841
Military One Source (for military family members) 1-800-342-9647
Resources for Parents to Support Children:
Helping Children Cope with Frightening News, Child Mind Institute
What parents can do to aid scared kids in processing grief and fear in a healthy way.
Talking to Children about Hate Crimes, National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center
Suggestions for adults to provide support and guidance for children, information about how children may react to hate crimes, and suggestions for discussing safety, bias, and discrimination.
Talking to Kids about Racism and Violence, Child Mind Institute
Guidance for adults on supporting children while navigating their own big emotions.
Gun Violence and Mass Shootings Table Talk - Talking with children about gun violence.
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Key points to communicate and ways to support young people emotionally, differentiated by age group.
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime and War, Common Sense MediaExposure to graphic images, distressing information, and horrific headlines can affect kids' overall well-being