Find help from these websites, telephone hotlines and organizations
Find mental clarity with the help of these government agencies and nonprofit groups. Melitas Shutterstock.com
In December of 2021, The New York Times worked with Psychology Today to survey 1,320 mental health professionals about how their patients were coping as pandemic restrictions eased. Not surprisingly, the Times reported, “social workers, psychologists and counselors from every state say they can’t keep up with an unrelenting demand for their services, and many must turn away patients—including children—who are desperate for support.”
And for many residents of Sacramento, taking that first step to get help can be just as hard as finding the right mental health provider. Especially since the pandemic, therapists are overbooked and their services can be far from cheap. As residents of Sacramento come from many different backgrounds, and just like physical health care, mental health care is rarely “one size fits all.” But help is out there, and the resources below offer some starting points to those in need of services themselves or those looking to help a loved one.