24 hr crisis intervention information and referrals
(800) 832-1200
calling outside of Orange County
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Mission Statement: Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. (MHA) seeks to promote the positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents, working towards reducing the stigma of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and providing support to victims of sexual assault and other crimes. In partnership with service recipients, families, volunteers and the community, MHA strives to fulfill its mission through culturally competent advocacy, direct services, public education, and responsiveness in times of community emergency.

The MHA family shares a system of values and behaviors that recognizes and respects the presence and contributions of all diverse groups.  We believe that every person is to be treated with dignity, respect, compassion and acceptance.

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An environment of social equity and respect builds strong public and private entities where individuals
can thrive. More info


Networking Group
 for Parents of
individuals with

Meet with other parents
to share information, experiences, ideas and to provide mutual support.
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We are the very special brothers and sisters of
individuals with developmental disabilities
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LBAC is comprised of local business owners, mental health service providers, and individuals diagnosed as having mental illness.

Identifies the need of employers
related to the hiring and
employment of individuals
with mental illness.


Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s
Tragic and Untimely Death

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s tragic and untimely deaths have sent shock waves through our community, state, nation and the world.

These losses remind us that anyone, anywhere, can be affected by severe mental health problems, no matter how incredibly talented and successful they are. It is all the more heartbreaking that these celebrities who brought joy to millions around the world could not find peace within themselves.

Furthermore, it reminds us that mental illnesses are all-too-often serious and life-threatening chronic diseases. Mental illnesses — especially serious ones — rob us of our health and well-being. They present daily challenges that can sometimes overwhelm us. No one is immune to them. And no matter how many resources one has, one may not access care primarily due to stigma. Moreover, not all who seek treatment may be able to overcome their brain disease. This does not mean that we shouldn’t try. Despite their condition, these individuals appear to have lived and worked productively for many years. They contributed positively to their community, society, and the world. They received accolades that many would envy.

But, they also battled for their health. Recent reports state that they sought out care and support from family, friends, and health professionals. And for a very long time, they won more battles with their disease than they lost.

Regrettably, 90 percent of all people who complete suicide suffer from depression. This is one of those shocking statistics that only seem to come to the forefront when someone famous completes suicide. FULL PRESS RELEASE

Be A Helpline Volunteer

Helpline training this month, help individuals in the
community from the comfort of your own home.

Contact Wendy Leccese 342-2400 Ext. 1228 for details.
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Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler is
proud to have taken the It’s On Us pledge:

  • To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and
    survivors are supported.

Download an It’s On Us poster for display in your office, business, dorm, etc.

Led by Veterans for Veterans &
Members of the Armed Forces


Meetings throughout Orange County
Exclusively for Veterans & Members of the Armed Forces
Regularly Scheduled Activities Based on Interests
Mentoring Opportunities Available
Training & Development Available

To speak with a veteran and learn more about Vet2Vet please contact:

Larry Neumann
@(845) 342-2400 Ext. 1237

We offer information and referrals to sexual assault victims so they will be able to make well informed choices in regard to their health, safety and successful prosecution of their case. We work to ensure every victim's rights. For more info click here

Family Support
Fall Newsletter

Public Announcement of
New Funding

Trauma in the
Wake of Tragedies
Helpful resources for children, adolescents and adults in
dealing with these terrorist attacks and tragic events

Neuhaus introduces
Orange County’s
“Friends Help Friends”
Smart phone suicide prevention app

“Individuals struggling with depression can obtain strength, enhance the quality of their lives and develop skills to achieve recovery.  There is a wide range of information and support available.” 

Mental Health Screening Tools

Home - To - Stay
A supportive
housing program for
individuals diagnosed
with a mental illness

Sponsored by Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. and support from National Alliance for Mental Illness in the County of Orange.
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