The ongoing pandemic has caused a lot of stress throughout everyone’s life. Whether that be about job security, health, or the future, many doctors have reported a rise in those reaching out in regards to mental health. Distance Assistance LA is meant to be a website to discuss the fun things to do during the COVID-19 pandemic, however we don’t want to shy away from the issues that presently exist. We hope this mental health page will give you tips for dealing with stress along with different places to reach out to if you feel you need to discuss with a professional.
PLACES TO REACH OUT TO
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Health Line: (800) 854-771
Access Center offers mental health screening and assessments, referrals, crisis counseling.
USC Student Health: Counseling and Mental Health Services
Phone: (213) 740-9355
Make an appointment: http://usc.edu/myshr
The USC Student Health offers current students access to drop in Zoom chats, individual appointments, group counseling, and single-session workshops.
Southern California Counseling Center
Phone: (323) 937-1344
Counseling is set on a sliding scale, so the price is based on your current income and financial resources. They offer services for individuals, couples, and families.
Mental Health Articles
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World Health Organization: Investing in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Washington Post: The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis