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I really enjoy interacting with clients and watching them steadily improve through our unique programs.”

– Cindy Robins, Administrator, Crestwood Center, San Jose    

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One in four American families is dealing with serious mental health issues on a daily basis and more than 62 million people suffer from mental health issues in a given year.  People facing mental health issues come from all walks of life, including all racial and ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic circumstances.

Crestwood believes that with appropriate rehabilitation, medication when necessary, and personal support systems provided in community settings, mental health consumers can recover and have meaningful, productive lives. We are dedicated to providing the range of resources individuals need to address mental health issues. Here is a brief listing.

Emergency Resources

If you or someone you know is facing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.
24-hour suicide prevention hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
24-hour local crisis hotlines  download

General Resources

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with mental health issues.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, California

California Department of Health Care Services
The mission of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is to provide Californians with access to affordable, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder services, and long-term services and supports. DHCS’ vision is to preserve and improve the physical and mental health of all Californians. DHCS works closely with federal officials, health care professionals, legislators, county governments, and health plans to provide an accessible health care safety net for individuals in need.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Legal and policy resources on the civil rights of people with mental disabilities, including health care, education, housing, federal benefits, insurance and employment.

California Network of Mental Health Clients
Empowers clients of the mental health system through self-help groups and networking statewide.

Schizophrenics Anonymous
A self-help group for people with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-related illnesses.

Pendulum Resources
An on-line support group by consumers and for consumers dealing with bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Significant Other
Information and support to the families, friends and loved ones of those who suffer from bipolar disorder.

Chemical Dependency Recovery Resources
A comprehensive directory of alcohol and drug rehab treatment programs for adults, adolescents, and teens.

Adult Children of Alcoholics
A twelve-step, twelve-tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mood disorders.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Their mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

National Mental Health Association
Works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.