Resource Support

We offer support to our Members interested in identifying and accessing local community resources, including: transit system navigation, free and affordable community activities and events, local food services, access to mental health services, and more.

Education & Employment

If you are thinking of going back to school, getting your GED, re-entering the workforce, or getting a better job, we can offer support and guidance to other community resources.

Mental Health Library

We provide a modest library of books that you can check out for free. Our selection includes books on self-help, family dynamics, overall wellness, specific diagnoses, medication, nutrition, and more.

Medication Assistance

If you need assistance with medications or to speak with the medication clinic, please call (707) 565-4900  or call (707) 565-1270  For questions about services and support related to COVID/19 please call Sonoma County 2-1-1 or text (707) 898-211 for information. If this is a mental health emergency, please call the crisis unit at (707) 576-8181, or 911.

Mental Health Emergency

  • Crisis Stabilization Unit 2225 Challenger Way, Santa Rosa. (707) 576-8181, or 9-1-1
  • 24-hour Access Line. (707) 565-6900  and (800) 870-8786
  • 24-Hour Crisis Services. (707) 576-8181
  • 24-hour Suicide Prevention. (855) 587-6373
  • S.AF.E. Team Petaluma (707) 781-1234 or 9-1-1 (12 hours a day expected to expand 24/7 as of 9/2021)

Suicide Prevention

Know the Warning Signs of Suicide:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

SUICIDE: The Forever Decision, New 3rd Edition by Paul G Quinnett

Download a free version of the book here.

Each Mind Matters Resources

CAMHPRO    Mission: 


“to transform communities and the mental health system throughout California to empower, support, and ensure the rights of consumers, eliminate stigma, and advance self-determination for all those affected by mental health issues by championing the work of consumers and consumer-run organizations.”

Sonoma County ACES Connection



Proudly serving San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties:

San Francisco | Napa | Marin | Sonoma | Solano | Alameda | Contra Costa | San Mateo | Santa Clara

Peer-Run Warm Line Hours:

  • Sundays, 1pm – 9pm
  • Mondays, 1pm – 9pm
  • Tuesdays, 1pm – 9pm
  • Wednesdays, 12pm-6pm
  • Thursdays, 1pm – 9pm

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Hot Dry Weather and Potentially High Winds

For updates and emergency information from the City of Santa Rosa, visit

To learn more about a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, visit or call PG&E’s 24-hour power outage information center at 1-800-743-5002.

Voices, Visions and Alternative Reality


Hearing Voices Network USA

Online groups are specifically for those with personal lived experience with hearing voices, seeing visions, and/or negotiating alternative realities. They are voice-hearer facilitated.

With further questions and for details on how to access the group please email

Intervoice Online – International Hearing Voices Network 

Music and Mental Health: John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers   Interview By Chris Phillips (R.I.P)ARTICLES
Why Nearly Half of Us Hear Voices (and How to Fix It)
By  William Lee Adams 1/20/15 NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE

Is hearing voices a sign of mental illness? By Ivan Leudar David, T. and I. Leudar. (2001). The Psychologist, 14, no. 5, 256-259 Head to head

Beliefs about voices and their effects on coping strategies. Sayer, Jane, Susan Ritter and Kevin Gournay. (2000).   Journal of Advanced Nursing, 31, 1199-1205.

 Adverse childhood experiences and hallucinations. Child Abuse and Neglect, Whitfield, C.L., S.R. Dube, V.J. Felitti, and R.F. Anda. (2005). 29, 797-810.

More Resources

Trauma Resilience

Community Resiliency Model® CRM Basic Concepts and Skills PPT by Lindy Grabbe, PhD, FNP, PMHNP  and Jordan Murphy, BSN, RN

Community Resilience Model   A Public Health Model for Promoting Health and Healing  by Mary Lynn Barrett, LCSW, MPH

Seeds of Awareness

Doug Lerch, Executive Director of Seeds of Awareness, shared an overview of the work that his organization does with schools and families. Seeds of Awareness implements counseling and mentorship programs in schools, teach social-emotional learning in the classrooms, and provides cutting edge mindfulness-based counseling and nature-based social skills groups to our local communities. His presentation is attached, and for more information, please see the Seeds of Awareness website: and a short video about mindfulness in education:

Fire Recovery

Wendy Wheelright presenting to Petaluma Community Relations Council

Surviving Disaster: Recovery and Connection

HOPE Facebook

  • Santa Rosa; Goodwill: (707) 608-8805
  • Adults age 50 or older;Council on Aging: (707) 608-8804
  • South County (Petaluma Peoples Service Center): (707) 608-8806
  • West County:   Jon Foye (707) 608-8807
  • North County: (707) 608-8807
  • Sonoma Valley: (707) 608-8806


June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month:

Sonoma Events: Together We Rise 

San Fransisco Events:  Generations of Strength

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The best way to learn what PI provides is by visiting our drop-in Thursday Night Meetings. Our Thursday Night general LGBTQ+ support group meets at 7:00 pm at 200 Montgomery Drive Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Out 4 Mental Health: (866) 906-7447

#Out4MentalHealth is a statewide project that engages LGBTQ people throughout California to develop a mental health equity agenda and offer tools and resources that address these disparities and make our shared goals a reality. As a part of this project, there are five #Out4Mentalhealth Task Forces throughout California, based in counties within each mental health region (Shasta, Sonoma, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles). #Out4MentalHealth Task Forces support local community members and organizations with engaging in LGBTQ Mental Health advocacy at the county, state, and federal level. Each Task Force will be led by local community members and organizations and is open to everyone interested in advocating for LGBTQ mental Health Equity.

Peer Run Respite Care:

Peer Run Crisis Hostel

Peer Respite Hand Book 

Sally’s House

Rhonda’s House 

Mood Disorders

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA National Website)


Weve been too patient

“Up/Down.” ( original documentary 2011. This is a condensed and more definitive version of the award-winning documentary 2018)

There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. With a style influenced by the support group format, they diligently explain the struggle to balance themselves between floating to a state of euphoria and sinking to a devastating depression. In short, “Up/Down” is a personal analysis of bipolar disorder from those living with it; words of advice and wisdom to help others navigate their diagnosis. Looking for something with a more scientific or clinical angle? Try a textbook. “Bipolar disorder is just one of many mental illnesses that is still highly stigmatized in our culture today, and ‘Up/Down’ could certainly be instrumental in changing that fact.” -Microfilmmaker Magazine, Issue 65


tools for stability

Tools for Stability

This book is composed of tools that Melva has learned, not necessarily from doctors, but by her experiences. She wanted people to learn quickly what has taken her 25 years to learn. It comprises anger management, stress management, how to work with doctors, how to deal with medications, tips on saving money, how to find a compatible roommate, many other tools to survive in a troubled world, plus her experiences with having bipolar. It can not only help people with mental illness, but anyone that wants to improve their mental attitude and their relationships.

We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health–Stories and Research Challenging the Biomedical Model Paperback – July 9, 2019
by L. D. Green (Editor), Kelechi Ubozoh (Editor), Robert Whitaker (Foreword)

Working with Voices II: Victim to Victor Workbook (2nd Edition 2012)
Ron Coleman and Mike Smith

Recovery: An Alien Concept
Ron Coleman (2011 Edition)

Raising our Voices: An Account of the Hearing Voices Movement. James, Adam. (2001) Gloucester, UK: Handsell Publications (available from


Bipolar Magazine: Hope and Harmony for People with Bipolar


Doors to Wellbeing 


Mental Health Resources Articles

Consumer-Operated Services Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT


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This toolkit is for practitioners living with a mental illness who wish to own and operate mental health services. The toolkit provides guidance based on evidence-base practices, and includes a brochure, presentation, and introductory video.

Download Publication

How to Use the EBP KIT | pdf (497.84 KB)

Getting Started | pdf (931.7 KB)

Building Your Program | pdf (1.63 MB)

Training | pdf (1.89 MB)

Evaluating Your Program | pdf (2.64 MB)

The Evidence | pdf (1.18 MB)

Using Multimedia | pdf (7.8 MB)

Brochure | pdf (5.39 MB)

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