A Message From Napa County Mental Health
As mental health professionals who work daily in the field of mental health, we often come face to face with individuals who are struggling with overwhelming feelings such as anxiety, sadness, anger or depression, and it is not uncommon to be presented with questions about how to cope with those feelings.
- Engage in fun and meaningful activities consistent with your family and cultural values.
- To help feel grounded, engage in a square breathing exercise: 1. Breath in deeply for four seconds. 2. Hold breath for four seconds. 3. Breath out for four seconds. 4. Hold for four seconds; and repeat the cycle four times.
- Recognize that feelings of sadness, anxiety, and stress are normal reactions to a stressful situations. When you start to have these feelings, reach out to someone you trust immediately and get support. You can also call or text one of the resource phone lines listed below.
If you or your loved ones need mental health support, the following resources are available to help:
- Napa County Health and Human Services Mental Health Access Line
- 800-648-8650 or 707-259-8151
- Mentis Intake Line
- (707) 255-0966 X 132
- Mentis Napa website
- Aldea Children & Family Services
- 1-888-99ALDEA or 1-888-992-5332
- Aldea website
- 24/7 Crisis Line and Napa County Crisis Stabilization Services
- Located at 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr., Building B, Napa, CA 94558
- National Distress Helpline
- 1-800-985-5990 (English and Espanol) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for support and counseling. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline that provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
- This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Spanish-speakers should text Hablanos to 66746. English speakers in U.S. territories text TalkWithUs to 1-212-461-4635. Calls and texts are answered by trained, caring counselors from crisis call centers located throughout the United States.
- Standard text and data message rates will apply when texting from mobile phones. International text and data rates may apply from within U.S. territories and free association nations.
- Disaster Distress Helpline Brochure (PDF)
For online resources/articles in English and Spanish to learn about emotional distress during a natural disaster and coping strategies, please visit:
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline website (provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters)
- En Español - SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline website (Esta página proporciona recursos e información útil sobre los desastres naturales y artificiales)
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
- Mental Health America