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The Health Agency is actively responding to COVID-19 and continuing to provide other essential services. Please see updates from Animal Services, Behavioral Health, Public Guardian and Public Health

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Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.

Virtual Recovery Resources

In an infectious disease outbreak, when social distancing and self-quarantine or isolation are needed to limit and control the spread of the disease, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery are critically important. Virtual resources can and should be used during this time. The following resources can be used virtually to support recovery from mental/substance use disorders.

Virtual Recovery Programs

Recovery Resources and Supports

  • The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline Coronavirus Information and Resource Guide
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation  Contains  online support meetings, blogs, mobile apps, social media groups, and movie suggestions, including the online support community, The Daily Pledge.
  • Shatterproof "How I'm Coping with COVID-19 and Social Isolation as a Person in Long-Term Recovery" provides coping suggestions for individuals in long-term recovery
  • TheChopraCenter "Anxious About the Coronavirus? Here are Eight Practical Tips on How to Stay Calm and Support Your Immune System."  

TMHA Wellness Center Virtual Group Opportunities:

Wellness Center Members are welcome to register for groups hosted by their specific center.  Only current members of that center are open attending these groups. Anyone interested in joining these groups yet is not a member will need to connect directly with the Center Supervisor to start the process of filling out a Member Info Packet.

The groups are offered through ZOOM and require a phone, smart phone, or computer to participate with audio only or video. We can help walk you through the process!

Monday Groups

10:00-11:00am: Hope House- Navigating Depression (Joe)

If current events have got you down or you've struggled with depression at any time, this is the place to share, learn, and practice strategies that get you going again.

To Register for this Group please contact Michelle Madgett at [email protected] or

805-801-3536

 

11:30-12:30pm: Safe Haven- Building Resilience (Lexie)

We are all in this together! Conversations around increasing a sense of Wellness during isolation and forming healthy routines.

To Register for this Group please contact Hilary Lawson at [email protected] or 805-305-3724

 

1:00-2:00pm: Life House- Healthy Habits (Laurie)

Healthy Habits will be highlighting nutrition, exercise, and activities that can be done during the shelter in place.

To Register for this Group please contact Susan Gaoiran at [email protected] or

805-305-7721

 

Tuesday Groups

11:00-12:30pm: Hope House- Voices & Visions (Mike A. & Michelle)

For anyone who has heard voices or seen visions, this is a safe space to talk about your experiences and find support. This group is affiliated with the Voices and Visions Network.

To Register for this Group please contact Michelle Madgett at [email protected] or

805-801-3536

 

1:00-2:00pm: Safe Haven-Addiction and Mental Wellness (Lisa)

A discussion of recovery, setting goals and bringing hope to wellness.

To Register for this Group please contact Hilary Lawson at [email protected] or 805-305-3724

 

2:30-3:30pm: Safe Haven: Creative Expression (Lexie)

Using creativity as a form of expression, self-reflection, and release.  Join us for poetry, journaling and art projects. To Register for this Group please contact Hilary Lawson at [email protected] or 805-305-3724

 

Wednesday Groups

12:00pm-1:00pm: Safe Haven-Coping with Depression and Anxiety (Lisa)

Sharing lived experience and offering each other empathetic support. Together we will implement and encourage use of wellness tools.

To Register for this Group please contact Hilary Lawson at [email protected] or 805-305-3724

 

2:30-3:30pm: Life House- Stages of Grief (Brandy)

Discusses the stages of grief how it relates to what we’re all experiencing during this world change.

To Register for this Group please contact Susan Gaoiran at [email protected] or 805-305-7721

 

Thursday Groups

11:00-12:00pm: Hope House- Artistic Expressions (Joe)

Looking for a creative outlet? Bring paper and whatever art supplies you choose, as we explore self-expression through a variety of activities and prompts.

To Register for this Group please contact Michelle Madgett at [email protected] or

805-801-3536

 

1:00am-2:00pm: Safe Haven-Grounding and Meditation: Soothing the Mind (Hilary)

Meditation may boost the immune system. Meditation can help relieve anxiety. Meditation can help us improve emotional health. Let's practice together!

To Register for this Group please contact Hilary Lawson at [email protected] or 805-305-3724

 

2:30-3:30pm: Hope House- Overcoming Anxiety (Steve)

Has anxiety ever stopped you in your tracks? Drawing on our collective wisdom, we share skills and techniques that help you manage and move through it.

To Register for this Group please contact Michelle Madgett at [email protected] or

805-801-3536

 

Friday Groups

12:00-1:00pm: Hope House- Facing Challenge Together (Michelle)

This group focuses on growing through adversity by developing skills that foster self-compassion, resilience, and community.

To Register for this Group please contact Michelle Madgett at [email protected] or

805-801-3536

 

1:30-2:30pm: Life House- Lift Now Support (Susan)

Members will have an opportunity to share how they are coping with life's challenges, tips for self-care, and sharing positive affirmations.

To Register for this Group please contact Susan Gaoiran at [email protected] or 805-305-7721

Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.