APCTC strives to meet the needs of the Asian Pacific community by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services.
This website has been developed to help you locate services related to Health and Human Services in Los Angeles County such as Mental Health Providers, Child Care, Health Care, Local Emergency Resources, etc. Due to its large geographic size, Los Angeles County departments divide services into 8 regions called “Service Areas.” SA 1 (Antelope Valley), SA 2 (San Fernando), SA 3 (San Gabriel), SA 4 (Metro), SA 5 (West), SA 6 (South), SA 7 (East), SA 8 (South Bay/Harbor).
The Suicide Prevention Center, originally founded in 1958 as the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center, was the first in the country to provide a 24-hour suicide prevention crisis line and use community volunteers in providing hotline service. The Crisis Line is widely recognized as having developed the telephone crisis intervention model used by most crisis centers and hotlines across the nation and in the world. - Toll free in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
The program provides emergency food, HIV/AIDS services, runaway services and shelter for people who live in Los Angeles County. Services are targeted, but not restricted to bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender adults. There are no geographic restrictions.
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) serves approximately one-quarter of a million residents each year, making it the largest public mental health service system in the nation. DMH provides a diverse spectrum of mental health services to all ages, including mental health assessments, crisis intervention, case management, and medication support in both residential and outpatient settings. Its diverse workforce includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, medical doctors, clergy, and trained mental health consumers.
Pacific Clinics began providing suicide prevention and early intervention service to Latina youth and their families in 2001 due to the high risk of suicide among "transitional age youth"(TAY) Latinas. Pacific Clinics received the SAMHSA Public Health Demonstration Grant for their work. Since then, a SAMHSA has recognized the Pacific Clinics program as one of the few models specializing in cultural/linguistic populations. This project targets at-risk Latino youth and their families.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.