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Welcome BE

Monterey County Behavioral Health is here whenever you, your family or friends need help to go forward in life. We all have difficult times and no one should go through them alone. We are your partner in finding the path forward.


May is Mental Health Month!

Lime green RibbonMonterey County celebrates Mental Health Awareness month! Every May we take time to highlight the importance of breaking down stigma, educate our community on mental health and shine a light on people who are living in recovery and working towards healing in our community. Find more information and resources here!

Faces of Hope & Healing Project

This year the theme for Mental Health Awareness month is #StrengthInCommunity, and Behavioral Health would like to highlight people with lived experience/peers to show various forms of hope, resiliency and healing in Monterey County! To see more stories like this, click here!


Joseph's Story

JosephWhat are your sources of hope?
My source of hope is to believe in myself and have hope in the Almighty, in God.  In God, I hope that I will recover soon in my mental illness.

What has been your greatest strength in your recovery?

My greatest strength is my willingness to work hard every day.  My greatest strength is that I can work and that I can be a productive citizen.  I have a part time job at OMNI.  I earn money and I can go to the movies and restaurants with my brother.  I am a perfectionist and I am known as guy who works hard.  I participate and I ask questions regarding  my mental health.  I am friendly and I am sociable.  I am very productive. 
-Joseph

 



Access to Treatment

You can call the toll free number 1-888-258-6029, 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, and talk with a Behavioral Health team member who will provide a brief screening and then connect you to appropriate community resources, or schedule an appointment for a mental health assessment with one of our therapists.

What do we provide?

  • Information and education
  • Screening and assessment
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Case management 
  • Social and life skills groups
  • Family support groups
  • Medication evaluation and treatment
  • Residential treatment
  • Referrals to community resources

We welcome and encourage you to call us.  We are here to help.

One number, four regional offices to serve you: 1-888-258-6029

For Community Resources and Supports - Click Here