Vision

Mission

‚ÄčThe California National Guard maintains a comprehensive Joint Behavioral Health Office for Soldiers, Airmen and their families. We care about your psychological and emotional well-being and take proactive measures to assist both service members and their families in appropriately resourcing your behavioral health concerns.

Core Competencies

The Joint Service Behavioral Health Office's full-time operations consist of:

A full-time civilian Behavioral Health contractor supporting each of CA ANG's Air Wings.

An Embedded Behavioral Health uniformed clinician who responds to the Northern, Central Coast, Central Valley, Southern, and San Diego, California areas to provide crisis intervention services, resources and support services to soldiers, airmen, family members, and commanders on a 24/7 basis.

They are assigned by regional area or Wings as arrayed below:

San Francisco Bay Area Northern CA/Sacramento Region Central California
Behavioral Health Officer Behavioral Health Officer Behavioral Health Officer
(Mon/Tues 0900-1500:
49th MP HHC, Fairfield
(Mon/Thurs 0900-1500: 132 EN Co, Redding)

(Mon/Thurs 0930-1430:40CAB                 2nd & 4th Tues CSLO 0930--1430

(925) 207-5367 (530) 220-3131

(562) 965-6563 (Call/Appointment)

   
San Diego Region/Riverside Los Angeles Region

High Desert Region/San Bernardino

Behavioral Health Officer Behavioral Health Officer Behavioral Health Officer
(Tues/Wed 0900-1500: (Tues/Thurs 0600-1400: (Tues/Thurs 0900-1500:
79th IBCT HHC, San Diego) JFTB, Los Alamitos) 756 TRANS Co, Lancaster)
(760) 897-6164 (562) 965-6563 (760) 672-4369
   
Central Coast California Behavioral Health Officer 129th RQW Civilian Support Staff 144th FW Civilian Support Staff
(Tues/Weds 0800-1700: (650) 793-7097 (559-260-5929
Camp Roberts)  
(562) 965-6563*146th AW Civilian Support Staff163rd RW Civilian Support Staff
(*Call for Appointment)  (805) 986-7549 (951) 655-7625 (New)


PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES:

For life threatening behavioral health situations and/or those requiring an immediate need for hospitalization, dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency or emergency room.

NATIONAL PREVENTION SUICIDE HOTLINE - Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free and confidential hotline number for yourself or someone you care about. A 24-hour hotline available for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Veterans can dial the number and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

CA LOCAL COUNTY HOTLINE NUMBERS - County mental health professionals available 24/7 to assist with crisis intervention for yourself, or someone you care about, in your own county. Free and confidential assistance to all Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.

County Hotline Numbers

FEATURED INFO:

Network of Care - Critical support services to veterans seeking jobs, housing, counseling and help within their immediate communities. The Network of Care helps individuals and family members to find the names and phone numbers of advocates who are in their county and can offer immediate support.

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness -   CSF marks a new era for the Army by comprehensively equipping and training our Soldiers, Family members, and Army Civilians to maximize their potential and face the physical and psychological challenges of sustained operations.  Take the GAT test here to measure your strengths in your social, emotional, family, and spiritual life, as well as obtain information on how to make improvements in these areas.

 

 

 

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LT Cassandra Rush, ASWhttp://calguard.ca.gov/BH/Lists/Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=1LT Cassandra Rush, ASWContacts

 

 

 

 

 

 

AR 40-501http://calguard.ca.gov/BH/Documents/AR_40-501(Revision23AUG2010).pdfAR 40-501application/pdf Policies and Procedures