Mental Health Resources for Children & Families

Family Mental Health Resources in COVID-19 pandemic

The emotional impacts of COVID-19 are impacting many children, teens, and families. We are living in new norms of social distancing, isolation and societal changes. This can increase stress and lead to anxiety or depression. You may know of a friend or family member who is suffering.

If you or someone you know needs help with depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns, below is a list of resources to contact for help. Cottage Health is here for you. You are not alone.

Please go to the Emergency Room or call 9-1-1 if you are thinking about hurting yourself or others. Help is available in a number of ways.


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SAFTY responds to mental health crisis and is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to all Santa Barbara County children and youth up to their 21st birthday.

In case of a mental health emergency – suicidal ideation or thoughts, self-harm or homicidal behavior or thoughts - call Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY) at (888) 334-2777. SAFTY is for crisis calls only.

For general information inquiries, please call (805) 366-4040 or


National Hotlines for Help

    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline - (800) 273-8256 (TALK)
    • Youth Crisis Text Line - 741741
    • Postpartum Support International - (800) 944-4773

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County

24-Hour Crisis & Information Hotlines

City Phone
Lompoc (805) 736-0965
Santa Barbara (805) 964-5245
Santa Maria (805) 925-2160
Santa Ynez (805) 686-4390

Santa Barbara Domestic Violence Solutions


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County Behavioral Wellness

This organization serves children 0-15 years who are Medi-Cal beneficiaries with serious emotional disturbance and/or substance use disorders.
To obtain services, call the 24/7 Access Line: (888) 868-1649

County of Santa Barbara's Behavioral Wellness of Children
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CALM offers a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based programs and services to treat child abuse and promote healing, as well as programs successful in preventing childhood trauma through family strengthening and support.

Services are provided to all in both Spanish and English, at sliding scale or free of charge if needed; no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Self-referrals are encouraged to the main office: (805) 965-2376


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Community Counseling and Education Center

Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) offers sliding-scale, bilingual mental health counseling to children, teens, adults, couples and families.
Intake Line: (805) 962-3363

Community Counseling and Education Center

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Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara

Counseling for children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals.
(805) 882-2400

Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara

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Hospice of Santa Barbara

Services for anyone experiencing the impact of serious illness or grieving the death of a loved one. Individual grief counseling for adults and children, support groups and care management services, free of charge.
(805) 563-8820

Hospice of Santa Barbara

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Pacific Pride Foundation

Pacific Pride Foundation provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities of Santa Barbara County. All programs are free or low-cost at locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

Affordable counseling is available online via teletherapy for LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and their partners, family and friends.
(805) 963-3636

Pacific Pride Foundation


COVID-19 - Updates

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Cottage Health is prepared to provide ongoing care in our community and has isolation precautions in place to provide care for this and other respiratory illnesses.

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