TMHA is committed to reaching out within our community with vital resources, trainings, advocacy and education. At the same time, we build community through a range of programs that are provided free of charge and without a need for referral.
SLO Hotline is a confidential mental health support, crisis and suicide prevention telephone line which also provides mental health resource information. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Free of charge. Make the call, any time: 800-783-0607.
In order to reduce stigma and promote wellness and recovery throughout our community, it’s necessary to provide education and insight into what it’s like to live well with a mental illness. In many of our presentations, one or several people with lived experience of mental illness will share their personal stories with the audience, discussing their struggles and their journey to recovery. Through these powerful stories, the audience is able to see beyond the diagnosis and recognize the presenters for who they are – strong, resilient, competent members of our community.
These presentations can be tailored to fit any audience, and we routinely speak to local schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement agencies, healthcare providers, community groups, civic organizations, and faith communities.
To schedule a presentation or to discuss potential options, please contact Elissa Feld at 805-540-6534 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through a generous grant from the Gertrude and Leonard Fairbanks Foundation, TMHA launched The High School Program in 2017. The program provides the following:
In February 2018, TMHA’s High School Program was selected as co-winner of the United Way Innovation Award. This annual prize is presented for “creative, effective and inventive programs that provide value to SLO County.”
An article and video appeared about TMHA’s High School program on October 10, 2017 in The Tribune.
For more information, or to schedule a training or presentation for your school, please contact email@example.com
TMHA’s Mental Health Advocacy Program consists of a highly dedicated team of peers who strive to inspire others who are living with mental illness. We draw upon our unique experiences to help guide others along their journey to recovery. Working with someone that you can relate to, someone who has gone through similar experiences and has come out stronger on the other side, can be especially inspiring and motivating. We use the insights that our lived experiences have given us to help empower and guide people on their own paths to recovery.
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Trista Ochoa, Mental Health Advocacy and Education Program Manager, by phone at (805) 540-6576 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TMHA’s Education Programs offer a variety of classes and programs designed to provide support and insight into mental illness, promote wellness and recovery, and to provide people with tools to use in their recovery process.
TMHA’s Wellness Centers – with locations in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, and Atascadero — offer person-centered, recovery-based supports designed for life enrichment, personal development, peer support, community resources, recovery education, social skill development and various wellness workshops. Supports provided by the TMHA Wellness Centers are gauged for multiple age groups and various cultures with focus upon community connection, wellness, recovery, advocacy, independence and empowerment. Our Wellness Centers focus on the individual person and their journey to wellness. We do not focus on the person’s mental illness; the focus is on providing education, empowerment and support to help the person live the best life they choose to live. Living-well mentally, emotionally and physically is what our Wellness Centers are all about.
Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) Group: A weekly support group that is similar to other 12-step groups and is designed to help people who have (or suspect they have) a mental illness as well as an addiction. This is a drop in group, no referral is needed, and there are no fees. Call 805-503-0350 for more information.
Check out what's happening in your community! Calendars for our Wellness Center support groups and events are updated monthly and can be found here!
Run entirely by peers – people in mental health recovery – the Santa Maria and Lompoc Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs) provide a combination of wellness and recovery-oriented services in comfortable, supportive meeting places. Open throughout the week, the programs promote independence and revitalization through self-governed activities as members work toward recovery.
Check out what's happening in your community!
Calendars for our RLCs are updated monthly and can be found here!