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Healing and Building Resilience

In light of the one year anniversary of the VTA shooting and recent mass shootings in Uvalde, TX, Buffalo, NY, and Santa Ana, CA impacting our communities, BHSD is pleased to share Dr. Perry’s talk which includes a discussion about different stress response patterns, the cumulative impact of stress and organizational strategies to support healing.

1. Healing and Building Resilience in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting - Dr. Bruce Perry - Part 1 - YouTube

2. Healing and Building Resilience w/ Dr. Bruce Perry - Part 2 - YouTube

My Voice Our Change –  MHSA Survey Update

Thank you for your interest in the County of Santa Clara Mental Health and Substance Use Services Survey, sponsored by the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department.

The 2022 MHSA Survey is now closed. Findings from the survey will be shared in the summer of 2022.

Please visit for the latest updates or contact [email protected] if you have any additional questions.

Bridging the Gap Symposium II- Panel Discussion

This is a follow-up to the Bridging the Gap Symposium held last September. One of the most appreciated parts of the symposium was the questions asked and answers given in the Q&A feature on Zoom.  Respecting this, a Bridging the Gap II is being planned for April 1, 2022 from 9:00 to 10:30.  This is a much different event than in September. The intention is to have an open forum and allow members of the audience: individuals, families, direct care, clinicians, and administers to ask questions about receiving services and navigating the systems for people with I/DD Behavioral Health needs. 

 This symposium plans to only hold a Question-and-Answer Panel. Along with Senator Beall being on the panel, Senator Cortese will be joining us Stephanie Welch, MSW, Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health, California Health and Human Services Agency be on hand and offer a opening message. 

BHSD Covid 19 Resources:

​COVID-19 has caused an increased anxiety, feelings of fear and uncertainty, and other mental health concerns . The mental health effects of COVID-19 are just as important to address as are the physical health effects. The County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) and our Community Based Organizations continue to provide services and support. Please contact us today.

BHSD Resources and Contact Information flyer (English), 4-27-2020
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In an effort to support your wellness the county BHSD has developed some information sheets to help you cope effectively during these times:
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (English), 03-17-2020​
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks—Taking Care of Children  (English)​
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Service status for local bereavement support agencies during COVID-19 and shelter-in-place: 
Addendum: Grief Support in Santa Clara County
Learn different ways to grieve in isolation and the resources available to you during this time:

Grieving during COVID-19 and Shelter-in-Place
A message from Behavioral Health Services  staff:

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