Resources

Resources in Mental Health

RESEARCH

Arrested Development: Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice by Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman — Click here for YouTube Ted Talk

“Every 15 Minutes”, a film — A teenager is a victim of an alcohol-related collision. The students at Big Bear High School created a video to show how alcohol can lead to unhealthy decisions and even death. (Content in this video is fictional, however, some scenes may seem very real. Viewer discretion is advised.) Click here to watch Every 15 Minutes 

AGENCIES / RESOURCES

  • 2-1-1 Orange County

    • By dialing 2-1-1, you reach a free, 24-hour information and referral helpline linking you to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County, CA. Staffed 24 hours per day by caring, experienced, and trained specialists, and available anytime through our online resource database, 2-1-1 Orange County can help you connect with resources.

  • Stopsuicide.Info

    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline Suicide Prevention Resource Center National Institute of Mental Health HelpGuide.org U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

    • Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help

Mental Health Effects from Vision Issues

Eyesight plays a big role in the overall quality of life. For many people, eyesight issues are something they don’t expect to deal with. However, as we know, in life nothing is certain and eyesight issues can happen at any moment. At South Coast Community Services, we provide mental health resources for those who need help at any point in their life. We are there for you when big changes, like vision issues, happen.

Vision issues can highly impact physical health but they can also impact mental health. It can be easily overlooked just how much your mental health can be impacted when vision issues occur, especially if you do not have the resources necessary to properly treat the issue. When you struggle to see clearly, routine things that you are used to doing every day can become exceptionally harder, resulting in mental health issues.

Did you know that vision issues can double your risk for struggling with depression? Elevated stress can be a result of dealing with vision issues along with an increase in anxiety. Oftentimes, when a person is dealing with vision issues, it makes getting around a harder task. Vision issues can potentially limit your ability to drive yourself places resulting in social withdrawal.

When it comes to vision issues, it is important to understand how serious they are for not only physical health but mental health too. It is also important to remember that you are not alone and that the feelings that you have over vision issues are valid.

If you or someone you know is struggling with the issues resulting from vision loss, South Coast Community Services can help. Our mental health counseling can help guide you through the changes you are experiencing to ensure that your mental health is under control. Call today to set up your appointment!

For more information on the Mental Health Effects of Vision Issues, read more here. 

Substance Use and Early Intervention: How to Help Youth Make Healthy Choices

As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your child explore the world and make their own decisions. But when it comes to substance use, early identification and intervention can make the difference.

At South Coast Community Services, we understand the importance of preventing substance use disorders and their related consequences before they begin. We provide comprehensive mental health services in Colton, Rancho Cucamonga, and San Bernardino County to help young people make healthy choices and stay on the right track. National Council for Mental Wellbeing, put together a great guide on talking to your children, and opening up a conversation.

Studies have shown that early identification of substance use can decrease the likelihood of developing a substance use disorder and experiencing consequences related to the use of alcohol and other drugs. With the right guidance and support, young people can learn to make smart, informed decisions that will set them up for success in the future.

At South Coast Community Services, we provide a range of mental health services to help young people and their families manage substance use. Our counselors offer individual and group therapy sessions, as well as workshops and classes focused on preventing substance use disorders. We also provide education and resources to help families understand the warning signs of substance use and the importance of early intervention.

When it comes to substance use, knowledge is power. Knowing what young people want and need can open the door to productive conversations about substance use and its potential consequences. South Coast Community Services is dedicated to providing the resources and support families need to make healthy decisions when it comes to substance use.

If you or someone you know is dealing with substance use, reach out to our team today. We are committed to helping young people and their families navigate this difficult issue and make smart, informed decisions.