Sacramento State – Psychological Counseling Services – Mental Health News

 

Mental Health Newsletter – Alcohol

Mental Health News, a monthly newsletter published/sponsored by Psychological Counseling Services (located in the Student Health Center). Topics will include issues such as: depression, eating disorders, and general wellness. Included in the newsletter will be:
Information about the topic being discussed listing of websites where you can obtain more information about the issue
Campus and community resources available

ALCOHOL & YOU
The facts you want to know

INTERESTING FACTS:

  • Between 2 & 3% of the current American college population will die from alcohol related causes.

  • 30% of college failure is alcohol related.

  • Every year, college students spend $5.5 billion dollars on alcohol, mostly beer. This is more than they spend on books, soda pop, coffee, juice, and milk combined, averaging $466 per student per year (on alcohol).

  • Drinking and driving is the number one killer of Americans between the ages of 17-24.

  • College students drink an estimated 4 billion cans of beer annually.

  • YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ALCOHOLIC TO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL…

    BINGE DRINKING CAN BE A COMMON PROBLEM AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS. 50% of college men and 37% of college women are classified as "binge drinkers". What is binge drinking? When you consume large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time (for example, four drinks per hour).

    HOW DO YOU KNOW ALCOHOL IS A PROBLEM FOR YOU?

  • INJURIES as a result of drinking.
  • Drinking BEFORE CLASS OR WORK.
  • Extreme CHANGES IN PERSONALITY.
  • Experiencing BLACKOUTS or loss of memory.
  • RELYING ON ALCOHOL to cope with stress.
  • Relying on alcohol to "FIT IN" and be social.
  • Drinking a lot at one time or DRINKING OFTEN
  • Drinking MORE AND MORE to achieve the same effect.
  • Getting in trouble with THE LAW as a result of drinking.
  • FRIENDS AND FAMILY bringing up concerns about your drinking.
  • DENYING the reliance on alcohol.
  • Frequent MOODINESS.
  • **Still not sure if you have a problem? Visit the following website to take a quiz on your drinking behavior – www.cts.com/crash/habtsmrt/chkup.html

    WHAT CAN YOU DO TO CUT DOWN ON DRINKING? AND REDUCE THE RISK OF GETTING "DRUNK" WHEN YOU GO OUT?

  • EAT before you drink.
  • SIP, don’t gulp.
  • Alternate booze with NON-ALCOHOLIC beverages.
  • Choose drinks with food-based mixtures, such as vege & fruit juices (water & carbonated mixers increase impairment).
  • Get involved in activities that don’t include alcohol.
  • Limit your drinking to ONE DRINK PER HOUR.
  • To keep track of how much you drink: keep straws or bottle caps from all your drinks.
  • Just a reminder: BARS USUALLY GIVE DESIGNATED DRIVERS FREE DRINKS!!

  • Visit websites to find out more information:
  • www.runet.edu/~kcastleb/toc.html
    www.mdch.state.mi.us/ads/binge.htm
    www.sada.org

    RESOURCES ON CAMPUS: Call 278-5422 for information on the alcohol drug prevention program

  • Visit a local bookstore and look under the self-help or psychology section. There are usually many books on alcohol and drug use.
  • Call Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) at (916)454-1100 to get meeting times and places.

    Come to PCS to talk with someone, or email us for additional information.


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    Sacramento State – Psychological Counseling Services – Mental Health News

    Sacramento State – Psychological Counseling Services – Community Resources

     

    Urgent Services

    Suicide Prevention
    From Sacramento, call (916) 368-3111 day or night. From Auburn, call (530) 885-2300 From Lincoln, call (916) 645-8866. From Roseville, call (916) 773-3111.

    WEAVE
    Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) provides counseling for men and women and a safe house for women and children. Call their 24-hour crisis line at (916) 920-2952.

    Social Services
    A service of the UCD Medical Center. Open from 8am-4:30pm, but has emergency after hours psychiatric services. Call: (916) 732-3637.

    Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento
    Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento is a nonprofit organization that provides nonsectarian crisis intervention to the community at large and to law enforcement. (916) 857-1801. http://www.sacchaplains.com

    Placer County Women’s Center
    Placer County Women’s Center offers counseling for domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide both Spanish and English speaking staff. Their 24-hour crisis line is (916) 652-6558.

    Placer County Mental Health Services
    Call (916) 784-6400. Their 24-hour crisis line is (530) 889-7240.

    El Dorado Women’s Center in Placerville
    El Dorado Women’s Center in Placerville is a center for domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide both Spanish and English speaking staff. Their 24-hour crisis line is (530) 626-1450.

    El Dorado County Mental Health
    Their 24-hour crisis line is (530) 622-3345.

    Nevada County Domestic Violence Crisis Line
    A new shelter was opened in April, please call for information. Their number is (530) 272-3467.

    Nevada County Mental Health
    Their 24-hour crisis line is (530) 265-5811.

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    Counseling Agencies

    The Anxiety Treatment Center
    Broad range of treatment for various disorders and anxiety issues. Located in Sacramento. Call (916) 366-0647.

    Sacramento County Mental Health
    Offers mental health services, support and referrals for adults and children. Call (916) 875-7070.

    Family Service Agency
    Family Service Agency, located near Watt and Folsom Blvd provides counseling for children, adults and families. MediCal is accepted and a sliding fee is provided based on monthly income. MediCal clients please call (916) 875-1055, all others may call (916) 368-3080.

    Fallcreek Counseling Assoc.
    Director: Debra Moore, Ph.D. Sliding scale, all ages, NO Medi-Cal. Diverse staff. Call: (916) 344-0900 or visit
    www.sacramentopsychology.com

    Yolo County Mental Health
    Provides mental health services as well as drug/alcohol rehabilitation and other services. West Sacramento: (916) 375-6350. Woodland: (530) 666-8630.

    Yolo Family Service Agency
    YFSA is committed to strengthening family life in Yolo County.  YFSA has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of families in Yolo County. Services are available to anyone who works or resides in Yolo County and are also offered in Spanish.  For services in Woodland call (530) 662-2211, Davis (530) 753-8674 or Sacramento (916) 375-1254. Fees may be adjusted according to family income.

    New Pathways (formerly Catholic Social Services)
    Provides counseling for children, adults and families of all denominations. Their standard fee is $70, but they also offer a sliding fee based on income. They are located on Newman court in Sacramento and can be reached at (916) 452-1218.

    Family Study Center 
    The Family Study Center offers counseling for adults, children and families. They do offer a sliding fee based on income. They are located on X Street in Sacramento and can be reached at (916) 456-4412.

    Jewish Family Services
    Jewish Family Services provides counseling for children, adults and families of all denominations, with a sliding fee that goes as low as $25 based on income. They are located on Howe Avenue, and can be reached at (916) 921-1921.

    Carmichael Presbyterian Counseling Center
    Carmichael Presbyterian Counseling Center provides counseling for all ages and all denominations. They are located near Marconi and Fair Oaks. Call: (916) 483-2989.

    La Familia Counseling Center 
    La Familia offers free short and long term counseling for all ethnicities. Located on 34th Street in Sacramento. Call (916) 452-3601

    White House Counseling Center
    To use the services of White House, you must live in the San Juan Unified School District. They accept MediCal for children only. A sliding fee is available based on need. They also provide individual parent skill training. They are located on Sutter Avenue in Carmichael and can be reached at (916) 971-7640.

    California State University, Sacramento – Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services
    Provides for fee counseling and diagnostic testing to the community. Fees are based on services provided. Counseling is provided by graduate students. For information call (916) 278-6252.

    Asian Pacific Community Counseling
    Free services provided to the Asian/Pacific Islander community. Located on Power Inn Road, call (916) 383-6783.

    Victim Assistance Program
    If you or a family member have been the victim of a violent crime, (examples include rape, assault, domestic violence, stalking, armed robbery, victim of a drunk driver, molest or sexual abuse), and a police report has been filed, you may qualify for funds for counseling. They will refer you to several therapists convenient to your location. Call: (916) 874-5701.

    After
    Offers short and long-term counseling for victims of sexual abuse. There is a $45 intake fee, then a sliding scale fee of $40 – $90 based on income. Call: (916) 344-0249.

    Cross Creek Counseling
    Offers family counseling, individual counseling and anger management as well as counseling for victims of crimes. They operate on a sliding scale fee starting at $25. They are located at 8421 Auburn Blvd. #3 in Citrus Heights. Call (916) 722-6100 or visit their website at www.crosscreekcounseling.com for more information.

    Southeast Asian Assistance Center (SAC)
    Located on 24th Street in Sacramento. Call (916) 421-1036.

    VIVA Counseling Services
    Volunteers in Victim Assistance provides adult counseling by MFT interns. Services are available for victims or family members of a person who has experienced a serious trauma or crime. A sliding scale is available based on certain criteria. 717 K Street, Sacramento. Call: (916) 662-5744 or (916) 489-3333 for an appointment.

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    Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 24-hour hotlines: Sacramento (916) 454-1100 or Grass Valley (530) 272-6287. AA provides free meetings, call for times and locations.

    Al-Anon
    Al-Anon Counterpart to AA. This group is for friends or family members of someone with a drinking problem. Free. In Sacramento, call (916) 334-2970. In Auburn, call (530) 888-3645.

    Narcotics Anonymous
    Narcotics Anonymous Sacramento hotline: (916) 732-2299

    Recovery 
    Support skills are provided for those battling anxiety and depression associated with alcohol use/abuse. Weekly meetings are held for adults. Meetings in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Modesto and Woodland. Call (916) 483-5616.

    Strategies for Change
    Formerly known as the Chemical Dependency for Women. Provides free childcare for those who are using clinic services. Offers education, advocacy, support and treatment for individuals who have dependency on drugs/alcohol. Two locations. Call: (916) 448-2951 or (800) 448-2951 for more information.

    Sacramento Alcoholism Center 
    Located on Broadway in Sacramento, call (916) 874-9754.

    The Effort
    The Effort offers outpatient counseling and is located at 1820 J Street in Sacramento. There is a $25 intake fee then a sliding scale fee based on income. Call (916) 325-5556.

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    Mental Health Support Groups

    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
    National organization with a Sacramento Chapter that meets at Sutter Center for Psychiatry the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 7:30 pm. Contact Marilyn or Andrea for more information at (916) 875-5644.

    Toughlove Parent Support Groups
    Toughlove is a free support group for parents who want guidance and support in handling out of control children, teens, or adult children. Meetings are held in several locations. Adults only. No childcare is provided. Call (916) 483-8508.

    TOPS (Take Off Weight Sensibly)
    TOPS: Helping people reach and maintain doctor-prescribed weight goals. Meetings at many locations. (530) 527-7541. or www.tops.org

    Compulsive Eater’s Anonymous
    Compulsive Eater’s Anonymous follows a 12-step approach. This is a free service. (916) 733-2149. Overeater’s Anonymous (OA): (916) 349-7144.

    Placer County Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    Meets the first Monday of each month. Call: (916) 554-0554.

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    Grief Support

    Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento
    Bereavement Resources provides information and referrals to groups and services related to grief. Free weekly meetings. Call (916) 557-5882.

    Compassionate Friends
    This is a free support group for parents who are grieving the death of a child. Call (916) 457-4096.

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    Psychiatric Facilities

    Heritage Oaks CPC Hospital
    Heritage Oaks offers care for adolescents, adults and geriatrics. They are a short-term care facility. They also have an acute crisis inpatient unit. Located on Auburn Blvd in North Sacramento, their number is (916) 489-3336.

    Sierra Vista CPC Hospital  
    Sierra Vista offers a partial hospital inpatient program for alcohol and drug dependency and intensive inpatient treatment for both adults and adolescents. Located in South Sacramento, call: (916) 423-2000.

    Sutter Center for Psychiatry
    Sutter Center for Psychiatry offers acute inpatient mental health care.Located on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento, their number is (916) 386-3000. You can also call (800) 801-3077 for 24-hour service.

    Kaiser Hospital Department of Psychiatry
    Kaiser Hospital Department of Psychiatry offers short and long term care. They offer such classes as yoga, tai chi and pain management. They also provide one on one adult and child psychiatry as well as neurological testing. Their 24-hour number is (916) 973-5300.

    Other Mental Health and General Health Clinics

    Sacramento Community Health Center
    Low cost, sliding scale health clinic. Primarily gerneral health, but some psychiatric services may be provided depending on the doctors on duty. 6950 65th Street in Sacramento. Call: (916) 422-5200.

    Visions Unlimited
    Visions Unlimited provides counseling for all ages as well as medication management. They accept MediCal and provide sliding fees based on income. Call (916) 393-2203.

    Terkensha Associates (North Area Mental Health Clinic)
    Terkensha Associates is located on Grand Avenue and provides counseling and medication management. They accept MediCal and provide sliding fees based on income. Call: (916) 922-9868.

    Planned Parenthood
    Offers information and health services. STD testing/treatment, birth control, pregnancy testing and referrals also available. Dowtown Sacramento: (916) 444-7966, South area: (916) 452-7305, North Highlands: (916) 332-5715 or Roseville: (916) 781-3310.

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    Social Services

    Adult Protective Services
    Provides referrals after investigating cases of physical, sexual or financial abuse. Call (916) 874-9377.

    County AIDS/HIV Hotline
    Sacramento, Yolo and Placer counties. Call: (888) 259-4448 or (800) 367-2437.

    Child Protective Services  (916) 875-5437

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    Elder Care

    Senior Connection
    Senior Care offers help with care giving decisions. Some services are free. Call (916) 334-1072.

    Community Information Center
    Community Information Center is a comprehensive information and referral service for the Sacramento area. You can reach them at (800) 510-2020.

    Area 4 Agency for the Aging
    State funded organization that provides helpful information for those seeking a caregiver. Call (916) 486-1876.

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    Gender Issues

    Sacramento Gender Association
    Blue rose chapter. PO Box 162907 in Sacramento, CA 95816.
    www.transgender.org/sga

    Leal Abbot, LCSW
    About Change Counseling Service. 601 University Ave. #145 in Sacramento.

    Lambda Community Center
    1927 L Street in Sacramento. Call: (916) 442-0185. www.lambda-sacramento.com

    Legal and Financial Issues

    ASI Legal Services
    Free to Sac State students with a valid One Card. Drop-in available with an accredited attorney. Call: (916) 278-7916

    Family Law Center
    Mediation and law services tailored to your needs through this law group. Call: (916) 488-5088.

    Noel Edson
    Call: (916) 564-9229
    www.edsonlaw.com

    Consumer Credit Counseling Service
    CCCS offers free credit counseling and classes. This is a non-profit community service organization. Call (800) 736-2227.

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    Sacramento State – Psychological Counseling Services – Community Resources

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    Information and Referral
    In Need of Help or support? Call the Mental Health Association Information and Referral line. This program is operated by consumer staff and provides peer support, linkage, referrals, and resource information to the community. Please call (916) 366-4601.

    Campaign for America’s Mental Health
    In partnership with the National Mental Health Association, MHA, Sacramento participates in the Campaign for America’s Mental Health. This Campaign provides public education and awareness of mental illness as well as depression and anxiety screenings, advocacy, media outreach and primary care outreach. For more information, Please call 366-4668.

    SAFE (Sacramento Advocacy for Family Empowerment)
    SAFE works with family members of children with mental illness to ensure their needs are being met in the public mental health system. This is done through empowering family members to have a voice at all levels of system care and public policy. SAFE also operates a bi-monthly support and education group called Family Night Out. For more information, please contact Janice Massie at 875-4950.

    Consumer Advocay
    Consumer Advocacy staff work within the County of Sacramento’s mental health system to ensure that the needs of the adult mental health clients are being addressed in meaningful ways. Consumers are encouraged to have a voice in public policy and program and policy development system-wide with a focus on self-help, recovery and consumer empowerment. For more information, please contact Tina Wooton at 875-4710.

    Senior Peer Counseling
    Peer counselors recruit and train volunteers to visit isolated, homebound seniors who lack outside support. Volunteer peer counselors provide emotional support, friendship and connections to needed resources. For more information, please contact Donna Reynolds at 855-5444.

    Outreach
    Staff members speak to local college campuses about mental illness, consumer empowerment, and the value of volunteering. Mental health consumers are included as part of our volunteer staff and are provided with a supportive environment where they can learn job skills and develop positive self-esteem.

    Public Affairs
    The MHA Board of Directors addresses mental health policy at all levels of government. Special attention goes to increasing the availability, quality and affordability of care. The Chapter also participates with the California Coalition for Mental Health.

    Support Groups and Self-Help Training
    Self-help means people coming together to share ways of dealing with a common problem. MHA provides technical assistance and training for new and potential support group facilitators. Additionally, we promote and refer to specialized support groups such as; Schizophrenics Anonymous, Depressive/Bi-polar Association, AMAC (Adults Molested as Children), Alcoholics Anonymous, Bereavement Outreach, Homelessness/Mental Illness groups, Conflict Resolution Services, Consumer’s Self Help Center and many more.

    Tri-County Self-Help Directory
    Annual publication presently lists over 275 self-help groups in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo Counties, and is available for a minimal fee.


    Any question about any of the above information, please contact us at (916) 366-4600 or email information@mhasc.org

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    CRH – Services – Mental Health Services

     

    Mental Health Program

    The Children’s Receiving Home’s Mental Health Program consists of two program components and is funded through a contract with Sacramento County Mental Health utilizing Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) funding. EPSDT is the child health component of Medicaid. It is required in every state and is designed to improve the health of low-income children, by financing appropriate and necessary pediatric services.

    Assessment Cottage

    Services Provided:
    The Assessment Cottage was established in partnership with Sacramento County Children’s Protective Services (CPS) and Sacramento County Mental Health. The purpose is to provide detailed diagnostic and treatment assessments to eligible female adolescents upon approval from CPS and Mental Health with the goal of stabilization and placement recommendation to decrease recidivism.

    An individualized psychological assessment occurs for each child utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Based upon the child’s individualized needs and treatment goals, they are eligible to receive individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy/sessions, crisis intervention, case management services and medication support.

    The length of service is a minimum of 30 days and an anticipated maximum stay of 60 days. Approximately 120 adolescent girls can be served in a one-year period.

    Client for Service:
    The Assessment Cottage serves 10 girls between the ages of 12- 17 years. Girls admitted have significant diagnostic questions and/or have not responded to previous treatment options. They are referred based upon approval for a higher level of care placement (RCL 12) by Sacramento County CPS and must be approved/ eligible for services through Sacramento County Mental Health (based upon MediCal eligibility and medical necessity).

    Outpatient Program
    Infant Mental Health Services

    Services Provided:
    Children under the age of 6 years and residing in the Acorns Dorms are provided with individual play therapy, Incredible Years therapeutic groups, family therapy, pre-placement facilitation with family members and foster/ resource families, short term clinical follow-up/ transition visits after the child is discharged from the Children’s Receiving Home (CRH) and the coordination of services with partner mental health providers involved with the child.

    One of the primary program goals is to make “the next placement of the child the last” therefore the Infant Mental Health Program begins preparing the child for their next placement as soon as they are admitted to CRH. After the child leaves CRH, transition services are provided for 2 – 3 weeks until the next Mental Health provider can begin services.

    The Infant Mental Health Program can serve 18 children at any one time.

    Client for Services:
    Children under the age of 6 years placed by Sacramento County CPS and approved/ eligible for services through Sacramento County Mental Health (based upon MediCal eligibility and medical necessity).

    General Mental Health Services

    Services Provided:
    Assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, psychiatric services/medication support, case management, crisis intervention, pre-placement facilitation with family members and foster/ resource families, short term clinical follow up/ transition visits after the child is discharged from CRH and the coordination of services with partner mental health providers.

    As with the Infant Mental Health Program, one of the primary program goals is to make “the next placement of the child the last” therefore the mental health team begins preparing the child for their next placement soon after their arrival at CRH. The services are designed individually based upon the treatment needs of the child. The program is designed to provide services that will support the child while at CRH as well as bridge their transition to foster placement, kinship care or return to their parent’s care.

    The General Outpatient Mental Health Program can serve 37 children at any one time.

    Client for Services:
    Children over the age of 5 years placed by Sacramento County CPS and approved/ eligible for services through Sacramento County Mental Health (based upon MediCal eligibility and medical necessity).

    CRH – Services – Mental Health Services