Mental Health Resources
There is a new mental health crisis line; similar to 911, anyone can now call 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This replaces the former 10-digit number. 988 offers 24/7 access to trained counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.
Campus and community resources for students regarding mental health.
Free assistance is available. Meet with the Basic Needs Coordinator: schedule an appointment.
Columbia College Health Services
The Columbia College health and Wellness Center offers free mental health counseling to enrolled students. Students may want to make a counseling appointment to receive support, personal guidance, emotional help, connection, or just someone to talk to privately. Emotions such as stress, anger, anxiety, depression, isolation, loneliness, and much more can be overwhelming to handle on your own.
To schedule an appointment with our mental health coordinator, contact Tamara Oxford, PhD, LMFT at (209) 588-5346.
For more information about college mental wellness resources, visit our Mental Health Services web page
Tuolumne County Behavioral Health
Tuolumne County Behavioral Health is a county crisis, assessment, and intervention program. Services include response to mental health crisis and emergency psychiatric support, telephone and face to face support and/pr intervention, and help connecting with community resources. Outpatient mental health services provided also include assessment and treatment planning, medication services, brief therapy, case management, and group therapy. Behavioral health also provides services for outpatient alcohol and drug treatment.
Services are provided to people with low-income and Medi-Cal insurance recipients. A sliding fee scale is also available.
The office is located at 105 Hospital Road in Sonora. Walk-in support services for those in need are 8 am to 7 pm every day. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
24-hour crisis phone service lines are Call 988 or (209) 533-7000 or toll-free (800) 630-1130.
For appointments, intakes, assessments, and information, call (209) 533-6245.
See the Tuolumne County Private Therapists list or the Calaveras County Private Therapist list to find outside community counseling. Some of these providers accept Medi-Cal insurance. Call to find out more information.
Calaveras County Behavioral Health
Calaveras County Behavioral Health is a county crisis, assessment, and intervention program. Services include crisis intervention, initial assessment, medication services, case management, and individual and group counseling. These services are available for county residents who receive Medi-cal insurance benefits. The office is located at 891 Mountain ranch Road in San Andreas. 24-hour crisis service lines are (209) 754-3239 or toll-free (800) 499-3030 or call 988. For appointments, intakes, assessments, and information call (209) 754-6525. Business office is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Calaveras County also has a peer support phone service in which people can call for emotional support. The Calaveras Warmline operates 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and can be accessed by calling either (209) 754-6807 or (209) 754-2805. For 24/7 access, call (855) 845-7415. The Warmline is not a crisis line.
Online Health Resources
The California Community College Wellness Central is a Canvas course that breaks down six dimensions of overall wellness including academic, emotional, financial, physical, social, and spiritual. Each module includes information and tips for how to improve personal wellness in these areas.