We have services for you on campus, and we can refer to you to community resources as well. Just call or email CAPS, and we'll be happy to help!

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General Mental Health Resource Links

The following external links, as well as others found throughout our site, provide useful information. Their listing does not indicate endorsement by CAPS or SMC. Information and self-help resources can be a helpful adjunct to work you are doing in therapy, but we do not necessarily recommend self-help as a sole course of treatment. If you are interested in speaking with a therapist, please refer to the other pages in this site for more information about our services. 

The HelpGuide shows you how to improve your mental health and wellness by providing empowering, evidence based information that you can use to help yourself and loved ones.

Psych Central is a helpful resource covering a variety of mental health and wellness topics.

The ULifeline supports your emotional health and improve your mood by taking some simple actions.

Love Is Louder emphasizes staying active, calm and connected. Love is Louder is a project of the Jed Foundation.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Provides advocacy, education, support (including local support groups), and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Mental Health America: The nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

Emotional Support Talk And Chat Resources

California Peer Run Mental Health Warm Line
1-855-845-7415 (24hrs)

7 Cups: Connects you to caring listeners online for free emotional support.

General-Crisis, Housing, Referrals

Contra Costa Crisis Center

Alcohol and Other Drug Resources

SAMHSA Resources and Helpline:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline - is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Alcoholics Anonymous - AA Online Groups

SF and Marin County AA Updates

East Bay AA Updates

Narcotics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Bay Area Narcotics Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous

Bay Area Marijuana Anonymous



Alcohol/Drug Abuse Council of Contra Costa County

Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services

Intimate Partner Violence

Stand Against Domestic Violence

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

Community Violence Solutions

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)

Housing and Immigration

Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Grief and Loss

Hospice of East Bay

Gambling Addiction

Gamblers Anonymous

National Counsel on Problem Gambling


AIDS/CA Department of Mental Health