Your Mental Health Is Not You
Your mental health does not need to define you. It’s not your personality, it’s not your future. You have the option to take control of your life and start ruling your own destiny. South Coast Community Services has years of experience offering incredible support to the community and individuals just like you in the Orange County and San Bernardino County areas. We know all about the local culture, and we’ve helped folks from the same neighborhoods take back their lives, their health, and their confidence.
The best part? You can access better help and become one of our many success stories, just like the folks below. All you need to do is reach out for the help you need when you need it!
Mental Health Issues We Address:
- Childhood PTSD
- Behavioral Conduct Disorder
- Suicide Ideation/Prevention
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- And More
Not Sure If You Need Help? Are You Encountering:
Feelings of Anger
Changes in Appetite
Mental Illness Isn’t a Joke
Mental illness isn’t something that you can ignore. If left untreated, mental illnesses of all different types result in, first, worsening mental health and the resulting symptoms as well as other side effects. You can expect chronic pain, physical health issues, instability in life, incarceration, and suicide if you leave your mental health issues unaddressed for an extended period of time. If you could prevent future pain for you and your loved ones, why wouldn’t you?
Don’t wait for your mental health to deteriorate further. Honor your story and your experience. Seek help from South Coast Community today.
Afflicted with a serious degenerative disease, Sara required intensive care that her impoverished, struggling parents did not feel able to handle. They had a hard enough time as it was, living in a local motel, her mother battling a substance abuse problem, and her father a recovering alcoholic. After spending nine months at a shelter, Sara’s caregivers couldn’t find another group home that would take her – until they contacted South Coast. Now, Sara is in a loving, caring environment, and there's the hope of her even being able to develop strong bonds with her relieved family members.
When Garrett came to South Coast, he was just eight. His father had physically abused him and he bears a scar across his forehead from a time when his dad tossed him through a glass window.
Along with his traumatic childhood, Garrett had been diagnosed with autism. He spent several years in an SCCS group home.
Today, he’s living on his own and leading a productive life. While he has no contact with any of his family, he never fails to telephone South Coast every year on his birthday to bring them up to date, and also because he knows it’s a tradition for an SCCS staff member to take him out to dinner. Garrett puts on his best clothes, always shows up early, and makes a point of saying that he’s doing well now, not to worry.
Before Collette came to South Coast Children’s Society, she had been in a psychiatric hospital for nine months. She’d lost contact with her parents, who were living in Las Vegas, and, at age14, she was beginning to come to grips with the impact of a lifetime of sexual abuse. She had been deemed a danger to herself and possibly others.
Wait —we have great news. After a year of intensive counseling and living in a loving group home, she was able to work through her intense anger. Collette is well and truly on the path toward healing and recovery.
Susan was a mother of five when her husband was sentenced to a lengthy prison term, essentially making her a single parent. Then, she lost her job, she became distraught, and the family began showing signs of severe distress.
After a year in the wraparound program, in which Susan and her family were connected with community resources for counseling, academic tutoring, and transportation, they are intact, working hard, and taking small but definitive steps of progress – and, Susan recently expressed to her wraparound team how thankful she was because she could finally “see a light at the end of the tunnel.”
"My son has had counseling with South Coast Community services and I can attest that he was improved significantly! I would recommend them."
"Before posting I contacted numerous therapists in upland. Many didn't see adolescents, many were not accepting new patients, some didn't accept our insurance or any insurance at all and some never returned my phone call. South Coast Community Services called me right away and scheduled an appt immediately. They were very responsive and helpful. We have our intake appt next week and I'm optimistic for my kiddo. Thanks to those who recommended them! And if anyone else is looking for a therapist/counselor for their kids, contact them! They also offer many other services. Good luck to everyone."