Mental health, like physical health, is an important part of our overall health. Mental health is not simply the lack of a mental health condition or any struggle. Rather, it is made up of our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our mental health can be shaped by different factors, such as our own biology, family history and life experiences. It also affects how our bodies feel, how we act and how we keep up with our social relationships.
Our mental health experience is different from one person to the next. At every stage of our lives, from early childhood through older adulthood, our mental health evolves and changes. At some point, you might need help from a professional to improve your mental health, the same way you might need a professional to improve your physical health.
IN CASE OF A CRISIS, CALL OR TEXT 988.
The Mental Health Resource Guide has information on various mental health resources local to Long Beach. This is not intended to be a complete list of resources in Long Beach. The agencies listed should not be interpreted as a recommendation or an endorsement by the City of Long Beach.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH URGENT CARE CLINIC
CALIFORNIA YOUTH CRISIS LINE
988 SUICIDE AND CRISISLIFELINE
Dial or text 988
FRIENDSHIP LINE – INSTITUTE ON AGING
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE - RAINN (RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK)
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL
SAGE LGBTQ ELDER HOTLINE
VETERANS CRISIS LINE
Dial 988, then press 1
Chat at: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help-now/chat/
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
The Mental Health Matters awareness campaign aims to normalize and destigmatize mental health and improve access and connection to mental health supports in Long Beach. Whether you are looking to learn more about mental health, find support for yourself and your loved ones or take the pledge to become a Mental Health Champion, we’re here to empower everyone who lives, works or plays in Long Beach to uplift their own mental health and support others.