Mental Health Services & Wellness

Please Note: All resource information has been confirmed by Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 Staff. However, resource information is subject to change based on the availability, capacity, and discretion of the resource provider. Please consider checking in with providers ahead of time to ensure availability of services. 

Counseling and Therapeutic Services 

Camp Fire Connect Counseling- United Way of Northern California– Campfire Connect Counseling is a collaboration between United Way of Northern California and American Red Cross to provide mental health and wellness services to survivors of the Camp Fire. This service is available for any Camp Fire survivor, regardless of where they currently live. United Way will pay the therapist directly for up to 8 sessions per person. Survivors must register to participate in this program by February 19th, 2021. Questions about the program can be emailed to campfireconnect@norcalunitedway.org. To access the program complete the following steps:

  1. First locate a mental health provider and ensure that they are accepting new patients.
  2. Tell the provider that United Way will contact them to set up billing.
  3. Complete this form to enroll in program: http://norcalunited.co/camptherapy
  4. United Way will contact you to establish eligibility for the program
  • If you are a mental health provider and you are currently providing services to a Camp Fire survivor, or would like to begin scheduling services with an individual who has identified as a Camp Fire survivor, you can fill out this form: http://norcalunited.co/camptherapists
  • For more resources for survivors who have relocated outside of Butte County, please visit campfireconnect.org/

Butte Hope- Provides mental health services including crisis counseling services for victims of California wildfires. Crisis counseling services include: individual counseling, group counseling, assessment and referral, and community support and networking. The phone line is not always staffed, but all messages left will receive follow-up to schedule a counseling session. Assistance also available in Spanish. Fire survivors may call or email to set up counseling sessions. Contact the Hope Line at 530-966-7382 or at calhopebutte@gmail.com

Camp Fire Support Group- Resilience Resources- Offering free support group sessions for those in Butte County distressed by the Camp Fire. Each group is facilitated by a qualified professional. Support Groups meet in a variety of locations in Butte County, based on the needs of participants. Support Groups also meet at various days and times. Services are offered to anyone and are not faith-based/religious/sectarian in nature. Support group sessions are designed for individuals who can attend group sessions consistently. For more information or to check the availability of support groups, email resresources@outlook.com to be added to the Resilience Resources interest list. Groups offered in Chico, Gridley, and Magalia at the following locations:

  • First Christian Church, 295 East Washington Avenue, Chico
  • St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 410 Jackson Street, Gridley
  • Magalia Community Church, 13734 Old Skyway Road, Magalia

Emotions Anonymous- Mutual Support Group- **COVID-19 Update: Emotions Anonymous has resumed in-person meetings with social distancing measures in place.** Emotions Anonymous is offering a free mutual support group in Chico. Participants will have the opportunity to join a twelve-step support group composed of people who come together weekly for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. Support groups are free and available to all. No registration required, drop-ins welcome.This support group meets every Wednesday at 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the Faith Lutheran Church, located at 667 East 1st Avenue, Room 7, Chico 95926. For more information, contact Marcia at 530-570-9010 or via email: damama3232@gmail.com.

The CampFire Resiliency and Relief Project- Camp Fire Relief Counseling (Substance Abuse Counseling)- Butte County Office of Education in partnership with Youth for Change will be offering free substance abuse counseling for students in Paradise, Magalia, and Concow schools. To access a request for service form, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4qy7226. For questions, contact the Parent Support Line, 530-872-6400 ext. 1231. To request services, email Matt Reddam at, mreddam@bcoe.org. Please note: For questions, contact the Parent Support Line, 530-872-6400 ext. 1231.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco- Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415 The Peer-Run Warm Line is a toll-free, non-emergency resource for all residents of California seeking emotional support. The Peer-Run Warm Line provides assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenged with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use. California residents may also receive support online through the Warm Line Chat at the following link: https://www.mentalhealthsf.org Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Phone: 1-855-845-7415 or use the Warm Line Chat at the following link: www.mentalhealthsf.org

Caring Choices-Camp Fire Resilience Therapy- **COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19 this service is only offered through teleconferencing.** Provides up to eight free sessions of therapeutic counseling. Counseling is offered to individuals through teleconferencing. Open to individuals impacted by the Camp Fire. Call for appointment or submit an interest form online for follow-up with Caring Choices.  Form accessed here: www.caring-choices.org/camp-fire-resilience-therapy.html Phone: 1-866-703-3873

African American Family and Cultural Center– **COVID-19 Update: The African American Family and Cultural Center remains open. However certain groups/services are now offered through Zoom due to COVID-19. For more information please use the following link: https://www.aafcc-oroville.org/**

Haley Music Therapy– **COVID-19 Update- Haley Music Therapy is now offering services via Telehealth.**  Offering music therapy for Camp Fire survivors and helpers impacted by the fire. Music therapy offers a non-invasive method to assist with processing emotions, trauma, and stress through the use of instruments, guided meditation, songwriting, and relaxation. No experience is required, open to all ages. Due to the developing nature of this program, space may be limited. Please contact for more information or to schedule a session. Contact Erin either by phone 530-228-3483, available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm or email at erin@haleymusictherapy.com. More information is available at haleymusictherapy.com

Hotlines

If you are in a life-threatening emergency situation, dial 9-1-1.

The Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Call: 1-800-985-5990 or Text: TalkWithUs to 66746  or visit online: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline For Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Text TalkWithUs to 66746, or Call: 1-800-846-8517

Butte County Behavioral Health Crisis Line: 1-800-334-6622

Butte County Behavioral Health Access Line: 1-530-891-2810 Available 24/7 for those in crisis that need to speak with a counselor over the phone.

Northern Valley Talk Line: 1-855-582-5554 Available from 4:30pm-9:30pm daily for those that are not in crisis but would like to process events and mental health issues with a peer support specialist.

The Friendship Line: 1-800-971-0016Both an accredited crisis line and a warmline available 24/7 that specializes in caring conversations for older adults (ages 60+). Providing emotional support, elder abuse reporting, well-being checks, grief support through assistance and reassurance, active suicide intervention. Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities. Call: 1-800-971-0016 to be connected with a trained volunteer who specializes in offering a caring ear and friendly conversation with older adults. 

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (option 1) 24/7 confidential support for all veterans, all service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends. Can be accessed via online chat, phone call, or text.Online: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net Call: 1-800-273-8255 option 1 or Text: 838255 For deaf or hard of hearing: Text 838255 or Call: 1-800-799-4889 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)  National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone thinking about suicide can Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741-741 

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): http://www.crisischat.org/

Crisis Text Line: Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741

Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255

Behavioral Health Locations 

Offering services for individuals with Medi-Cal or who are uninsured.

Butte County Behavioral Health – Gridley Family Services

  • 995 Spruce Street, Gridley
  • Phone: 530-846-7305

Butte County Behavioral Health – Oroville Community Counseling Center

  • 88 Table Mountain Blvd, Oroville
  • Phone: 530-538-2158

Butte County Behavioral Health – Chico Community Counseling Center

  • 109 Parmac Road Suite 1, Chico
  • Phone: 530-891-2945

Miscellaneous

Butte County Art on Wheels- Offering a mobile art studio that provides Camp Fire survivors with positive community oriented projects. The Butte County Art on Wheels program is designed to improve the physical, emotional, and mental health of all participants. This program is directed by artist Jessie Mercer, who partners with schools, companies, and community organizations. Butte County Art on Wheels offers free services to organizations associated with children of Camp Fire survivors. Butte County Art on Wheels is also available to groups throughout the community for a fee. Please note that this program is not designed for individual services. Available to all. Free services for organizations associated with children of Camp Fire survivors. To schedule an appointment contact Jessie at 530-828-2960 or through email: jessiemercer15@gmail.com. For more information regarding the Art on Wheels program use the following link: http://bit.ly/31v60pq

Online/Mobile Resources

Camp Fire Survivors- A website for Camp Fire survivors to tell their story and share in solidarity and healing. To share your own story as a Camp Fire Survivor, or to read the stories of Camp Fire Survivors, please visit: https://campfiresurvivors.com/

Renewal and Resilience Videos- Caring Choices- Offers a series of video in collaboration with the Camp Fire Collaborative’s Spiritual and Emotional Wellness committee, and Public Health students from CSUC. To view the full list of Video Library Links, please visit resilience11818.org

Sonoma Rises App- Sonoma Rises is a free application available on the app store for iOS or google play created in response to the 2017 Sonoma Fires. Sonoma Rises is available in English and Spanish, and helps connect users with free and local mental health care services. The app aims to help users in increasing their wellbeing following a disaster or other traumatic situation. Users can access customized tools to help cope with stress, heal from loss, prioritize self-care, connect with others, manage anger, and track their mood. There are also tools within the app designed just for teens. 

National Center for PTSD- PTSD Coach App and Website-  Offering  a free website and application with tools for coping with sadness, anxiety, and other symptoms that people who have been through trauma can develop. Some tools are brief and can help aide relaxation when feeling stressed or possibly improve mood. Offers guidance with tackling difficult problems, changing thinking patterns, and setting goals.Link to website: http://bit.ly/2ZafBQA. Also available on Apple App Store and Google Play

Online/Mobile Children’s Resources 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network– Offers online training, support, information and resources to the public and providers who work with children and families exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences. NCTSN offers information on traumatic experiences including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school, and community violence; natural disasters, terrorism, or military family challenges; and life-threatening injury and illnesses. Use the following link to access all NCTSN resources: http://bit.ly/2ZBmHhu  

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)Help Kids Cope App– Offering a free mobile app for parents, helping parents talk to their children about disasters, including examples of typical reactions of children to disaster experiences, shared experiences from other parents that have experienced disaster, and ideas on what to say in certain situations in a child-friendly way. This app was developed by the National Child Stress Network. Available for download through the App store on mobile phones or online at: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/help-kids-cope

Anthem Blue CrossTips for Talking to Children After Traumatic EventsOnline resource for parents and educators navigating conversations with children who have experienced traumatic events. Accessible at https://bit.ly/2WcnHav

SAMHSATips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event- This guide provides parents, caregivers, and teachers various tips on how to talk to children and young adults after a disaster or traumatic event. This guide also offers resources, treatment locators, hotlines, and additional behavioral health resources. Accessible athttp://bit.ly/2JDsnDm

More online resources for helping kids cope:

HelpCentral.org- www.MentalHealth4Youth.net– Mental health and wellness services for children and youth ages 0-18- Searchable website; search for services filtering by age, location, payment type, language. Other mental health and wellness resources in Butte and Glenn counties can be found by using the online searchable databases maintained year round by Help Central Butte-Glenn 2-1-1: HelpCentral.org- Find the help you need > Crisis Intervention/Counseling/Mental HealthCrisis Intervention/Counseling/Mental Health- (Click on a category below to see available services.)