Approximately 1 in 5 American’s experience a Mental illness during the given year.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) – National
Founded in 1979, NAMI (NAMI.org) has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, with affiliates in every state and in over 1,100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through education, support, advocacy, & research. NAMI is a the Nation’s LARGEST Provider of FREE Education & Training.
NAMI Affiliates in the Inland Empire:
NAMI Inland Valley (Victorville)
The NAMI IE WALK is held annually and is a significant Fundraiser for NAMI Western Riverside County AND NAMI San Bernardino.
Crisis Resources (as of 2020)
If you are experiencing emotional distress and would like to speak to someone call one of the following crisis lines. For more information about each entity listed visit their website by clicking on each name. (Hyperlinks are in place & enabled on this document when available)
Peer Navigation Line
“We create doors, where walls and windows once separated people from their promise of a life worth living. We explore the needs of people and provide choices to assist them in navigating to a more hopeful and meaningful life. We collaborate with partners for community resources and education to create an interconnected system. We provide individuals with education and resources to empower them and promote self-advocacy. Our knowledge and experience are sought after, to provide support to the entire system to develop and sustain an environment that welcomes and inspires all who pass our threshold.”
Pathways to Success is a Riverside University Health System—Behavioral Health vocational program providing services in partnership with the California Department of Rehabilitation. Together we assist in building a solid wellness base for each individual, enabling them to obtain and maintain successful employment. Employment plays a crucial part in behavioral health recovery and we are here to provide support through each step of the process.
Pathways to Success provides vocational services to individuals 18 years of age and older who are receiving services from any RUHS—BH Western or Mid-County Region program or any RUHS—BH contracted Behavioral Health service provider within the Western and Mid-County Region.
Pathways to Success
24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care (Info PDF)
The Mental Health Urgent Care provides individualized support for adults experiencing mental health challenges. Staffed by a competent, caring team, a safe, supportive, recovery-oriented environment is provided, with an emphasis placed on safety, the reduction of symptoms, and the creation of a plan for continuing support and services.
Locations in Riverside & Palm Springs
The HELPLine 24 Hour Crisis/Suicide Intervention (211 CommunityConnect)
Phone: (951) 686-HELP (4357)
Community Connect offers a variety of suicide prevention training, crisis support and survivor services that include grief support for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. Community Connect has been operating this essential program throughout Riverside County since 1968 which makes it one of the longest suicide hotlines in the state of California.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7, 365 Days a Year.
Spanish line: TTY: (800) 799-4TTY (4889)
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resource that connects Veterans in crisis or their families and friends with qualified, caring VA professionals. Confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: Press 1
The Trevor Lifeline
National organization providing crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Youth
County of Riverside Mental Health County of Riverside Mental Health Emergency Treatment Services (Network of Care) Treatment Services
Riverside University Health System Medical Center Emergency Treatment Services (ETS)
Provides psychiatric emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all ages, which includes evaluation, crisis intervention, and referrals for psychiatric hospitalization, as needed for adults, children, and adolescents. Consumers may be referred to the Inpatient Treatment Facility (ITF) or other private hospitals.
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Riverside County Crisis Stabilization Services – Telecare – (Palm Springs/Desert area).
Provides psychiatric emergency assessment and crisis stabilization for up to 24 hours for all ages. Services include evaluations, crisis intervention and referral for psychiatric hospitalization. Telecare Riverside Crisis Stabilization Services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This facility is also a 5150 provider.
RI International Mental Health Programs
(Formerly Recovery Innovations, a Riverside County Behavioral Health Contract service provider)
Mental Health Urgent Care – Riverside (formerly Crisis Stabilization Unit)
The Mental Health Urgent Care provides 24 hour/7 days/365 urgent care mental health screening and assessment services and medications to address the needs of those in crisis in a safe, efficient, trauma-informed, and least-restrictive setting.
Provide timely transition (discharge) planning that includes the guest in the plan creation, to ensure individualized services and supports. The program offers a variety of services customized to the needs and preferences of guests, including; peer support, psychiatric and medication support, recovery education, nutritional education, health and recreation, community coordination and follow-up.
Who We Serve:
Guests who are 18 years old or older, within Riverside County, California, and are voluntarily seeking assistance in a crisis situation.
Guests able to walk-in, or to be referred by mobile crisis teams or law enforcement for crisis and assessment services.
9890 County Farm Rd., Building 2, Riverside, CA 92503 |951-509-2499
Wellness City is founded on the recovery principles of hope, personal choice, empowerment, development of an environment of wellness and independence, and the encouragement of spirituality and community enriched by contribution. Wellness City is a community made up of individuals embarking on or expanding their recovery journey. A staff of well-trained peers who have experienced their own recovery challenges and successes will share what they have learned and will work alongside practitioners and educators who are committed to the founding principles of the recovery community.
Incorporating the five Recovery Pathways of Hope, Choice, Empowerment, Recovery Environment and Spirituality while supporting the person through their current situation, people will be offered a mix of classes and other services through Wellness City recovery learning opportunities.
In partnership with the County of Riverside University Health Systems – Behavioral Health Homeless Housing Opportunity Providing Empowerment (HHOPE) programs, we provide our Safe Haven Services:
Our program offers residential support for up to 25 individuals who meet the criteria of chronic homelessness and also have mental health challenges. Individuals are referred into housing by the Full Service Partnership (FSP) and will receive their mental health services and support from FSP as well. Our team of Recovery Partners provide support of daily needs and development of life skills such as; meal planning / preparation, housekeeping, hygiene, communication skills and development in the area of being a good neighbor.
Our Welcome Center provides peer to peer engagement and support, linkages to community resources and support with enrollment for mental health services. We also support the daily needs of guests including: food, showers, laundry facilities and a place to get out of the elements and engage in recovery conversations with others.
We understand that it is a significant life change to go from being chronically homeless to being comfortable living indoors. We continue to build relationships with those in the welcome center and hold the hope that they will be inspired to take the next step of their journey towards housing when the time is right for them.
Art Works Gallery is located in the beautiful and historic Mission Inn District of Riverside, CA. Since 2008, Art Works has opened its doors to people from all walks of life, whose lives have been touched by mental health challenges and recovery. Art Works Gallery offers classes five days per week in all areas of the creative arts. The Art Works calendar changes each month and has included the following classes: drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, fiber arts, jewelry, mixed media, dance, drama, music, creative writing, poetry, paper arts, mandala making, glass works and sculpture. Art Works’ programs and projects are funded by Riverside County Dept. of Mental Health, the Riverside Arts Council, and other generous donors.
To learn more about classes, workshops, exhibitions, and opportunities to get involved, please contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at .
We are always looking for instructors, patrons and others who support our mission.
RI International believes that every person who wants to work can succeed in developing a meaningful career of their choice. Peers in the workforce help transform the mental health services delivery system with their unique skills and “been there” experience. RI International trains and seeks to employ peers to work as recovery educators, recovery coaches, in-home crisis workers and much more.
Those who wish to become Peer Support Specialists begin with an intensive 75-hour Peer Employment Training (PET) program that teaches people who have received services in the mental health system the skills and techniques of peer support. Students completing the class and passing the competency tests may seek employment providing recovery education and peer support in various mental health programs. PET includes training in recovery and peer support principles, communications skills, cultural diversity, ethics and boundaries, substance abuse, trauma and resilience, conflict resolution and much more. It is a competency-based curriculum; students will demonstrate their proficiency in the skills they learn.
For information on additional opportunities to attend Peer Employment Training, or to host a training in your area, please contact RI Consulting (a DBA for Recovery Opportunity Center).
San Bernardino County Dept. of Behavioral Health (DBH) Resources / Website
San Bernardino San Bernardino DBH Out-Patient Clinics