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.
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.
Grief Support Resources
COVID-19 has impacted our lives in many ways, especially how we can grieve losses. Many resources are available in the County for bereavement, following losses of all kinds. Below are links to the County of Santa Clara grief support booklet, a COVID-19 service status update for local support agencies, and a special resource for grief support during COVID-19.
- Grief support booklets: English | Spanish | Vietnamese
- COVID-19 grief support services update: Local Support Agency Service Status
- Special resource: Individual Grief Support during COVID-19
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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Assisted Outpatient Treatment
Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) delivers community-based behavioral health services under court order to individuals with severe mental illness who have demonstrated difficulty adhering to treatment on a voluntary basis and have difficulty living safely in the community without close monitoring.
The Q Corner
The Q Corner is a peer-driven, Behavioral Health Services Department program dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and their friends, families, and allies, in Santa Clara County.
FIND LOCAL SUPPORT FOR BEREAVEMENT AFTER EXPERIENCING ANY KIND OF DEATH OR LOSS.
Grief Support in Santa Clara County
Through the work of the Intervention Workgroup, the Suicide Prevention Program developed a booklet to help the bereaved find local support after experiencing death or loss. This resource includes sections for grief counseling, support groups, suicide-specific support groups, commemorative events, websites, and books.
You're more of an INFLUENCER THAN YOU KNOW
Keeping kids away from drugs may be a parent’s most important and most challenging job.
Given the current epidemic of drug use, our children face growing exposure and temptations. The good news is research confirms that parents have great influence in this area. When you have honest and informed talks with your kids, and you do it early enough, you can have a real impact.