24 hr crisis intervention information and referrals
(800) 832-1200
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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
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Geriatric Mental Wellness Alliance (GMWA) in Orange County

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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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Trauma in the Wake of Tragedies

In the wake of harrowing tragedies like the Orlando massacre, people far and wide can experience trauma—even if they were not directly involved in the event. And the signs don’t necessarily manifest themselves right away.

They may appear later. But we can help. All of us can help someone who struggles with trauma—whether you work in the medical community, you are just another caring individual or you are a mental health or addictions provider.

In that vein, the National Council for Behavioral Health would like to share a few resources with you:

·  INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Signs A Person May Be Experiencing Trauma

·  INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Tips to Help Someone Experiencing Trauma

·  TIP SHEET: Trauma in the LGBTQ Community: What Practitioners Should Know in the Wake of the Orlando Shootings

·  FACT SHEET: LGBTQ Mental Health: How the Orlando Shootings Can Broadly Impact This Community

We hope these resources are helpful—whether you find them informative or want to share them with others in your community.

Want even more information? Please head to our trauma resource page or check out SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress resources.


Our heartfelt thoughts are with the families and victims of this tragedy.

It is important to note that while we remain unclear of the causes of the perpetrator’s mental health condition, the belief that mental illness is connected to gun violence only serves to further stigmatize individuals with these illnesses and makes it harder for these individuals to access and obtain treatment. 

We must continue to advocate for greater resources for the prevention, identification and treatment of mental health conditions.  

Furthermore, MHA stands poised to continue our support to the LGBTQ community.

Together we remain strong with our commitment and advocacy efforts to ensure equity and safety for all.

If you or someone you know is in need of 24 hour crisis intervention, information and referrals, please contact MHA’s 24 hour Helpline at 1-800-832-1200.

Information regarding MHA’s other services are available on MHA’s website at

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

“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.” 

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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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.


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