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YouthWell focuses on education, prevention, and early intervention, connecting youth and families to mental health and wellness resources before the crisis. YouthWell seeks to simplify access to mental health and wellness resources for youth ages 10-25 and their families, making solid connections through warm handoffs.
One of the biggest reasons people don't seek help or support when they are struggling with a mental health challenge is because of the stigma and shame associated with it. Please join YouthWell in addressing the need for mental health early intervention and prevention efforts so that youth don’t have to wait until they are in crisis to get help. Thank you for your support.
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YOUTHWELL PROGRAMS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY...
Youth & Family Mental Health & Wellness Resource Directory... The online directory on YouthWell.org can be viewed in English and Spanish. Families can search for services for youth, ages 0-25, and find support groups, treatment programs, crisis hotlines, therapists, and postvention resources for those in recovery.
Wellness Workshops... Free monthly virtual workshops on a variety of topics provide a platform for parents, students (10-25), and those working with youth to learn tools and tips for managing their mental wellness and practicing self-care in order to build resilience so they are better equipped to cope with stress and challenging situations. Spanish interpretation provided.
Collaboration... Community Collaborative convenes quarterly to work towards systemic change with 60+ engaged community partners including school districts, organizations, healthcare, providers, law enforcement, juvenile probation, and faith communities. Behavioral Health Linkages Team convenes monthly to educate the 40+ resource navigators, local crisis lines, and school counselors throughout the county so that they are better equipped to support families. We work to improve the mental health referral process in order to foster “warm handoffs” and close the loop to ensure that youth and caregivers are accessing the services they need in SB County.
Our Mental Health Matters campaign is working to eliminate stigma and encourage everyone to ask for help when they are struggling. Check out our social media where we share self-care tips and facts. Print our rack cards with helpful resource information as well as self-care tips, and ideas for improving communication between parents and youth.