Now more than ever mental health is an important part of our lives and the lives of those we love and care for. If you’re looking for resources to help, please take a look at the list below. We have UC Berkeley/LBL employee resources, Bay Area resources and lists of national hotlines. If you know of anything we’re missing, please reach out and let us know. Be well
- FAQ about COVID-19 and Your Emotional Well Being
- Be Well at Work Work/Life Tips for Working From Home
- Fitness, Nutrition and Community Wellness Resources
- Caregiving Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mental Health Presentations:
- Navigating the Emotional Aspects of Change
- Webinar on Caregiver Stress – the “Sandwich Generation”
- Setting and Enforcing Healthy Limits
- Caregiver Responses in Light of COVID-19
- Supporting Those on the Front Lines
- Emotional Well-Being in Times of Uncertainty
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps employees and their family members find solutions to personal and work-related challenges through counseling, consultation, assessment, and referrals. All services are voluntary, confidential, and free of charge.
Elder Care Resources
Be Well at Work – Elder Care Program offers confidential, free assistance to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdocs who are caring for or concerned about an elder or dependent adult. These services are also provided to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory employees
Low-Cost/Sliding Scale Community Mental Health Resources
The Low-Cost/Sliding Scale Community Mental Health Resources list contains contact information for community based mental health services in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.
Warmlines, Support Services & Support Groups
- California Peer-Run Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. They provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. 1-855-845-7415
- California Friendship Line – serving older adults and caregivers. (888) 670-1360.
- 211.org is a comprehensive source for local social service information for everything from food, housing, health care and mental health care.
- Berkeley High School Mental Health Warm Line for students, families, teachers, and staff created and operated by the Berkeley High School Health Center. The Warm Line is operated by licensed mental health clinicians and services are available in English and Spanish. Provides emotional support, psychoeducation, consultation, referrals, and other general information during the BUSD school closure. The phone number is 510-981-5240 and operates Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM until 4:00 PM.
- 12-Step Support Groups – Participating in a support group can have many potential benefits. A support group offers social support, helping you develop recovery coping skills, enhancing your motivation, reducing depressive symptoms, and increasing your psychological well-being.
- National Drug & Alcohol Abuse Hotline (800) 662-HELP (4357)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Send a text message to 838255
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
- California Youth Crisis Line (Text/talk/chat): (800) 843-5200
- Trevor Project (LGBTQ): 1-866-488-7386
County Mental Health Resources
- Contra Costa County Mental Health Services
- Alameda County Behavioral Health
- Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
- Sonoma County Behavioral Health
- Solano County Behavioral Health
- Santa Clara County Behavioral Health
Mental Health Resources
Each Mind Matters
California mental health resources by community
Mindfulness and Other Resources