CMD Joint Behavioral Health Office

Mission​

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

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

  1. A full-time Behavioral Health civilian supporting each of CA ANG’s Air Wings.
  2. Embedded Behavioral Health uniformed clinicians who respond to all regions of California are available to contact on a 24/7 basis; staff funded by the MHSA are indicated by an asterisk* in the list below.  MHSA also funds one Agency Coordinator and .2 FTE Director. 

CA Behavioral Health phone numbers by region of CA June 2020 (.pdf)

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

San Francisco / Monterey Northern CA / Sacramento Region Central California
Behavioral Health Officer* Behavioral Health Officer* Behavioral Health Officer*
49th MP HHC, Fairfield 649 EN CO, Chico Camp Roberts / Fresno
(925) 207-5367 (530) 220-3131 (559) 341-9001
     
San Diego Region / Riverside Los Angeles / Santa Barbara High Desert Region / San Bernardino
Behavioral Health Officer* Behavioral Health Officer* Behavioral Health Officer*
79th IBCT HHC, San Diego JFTB, Los Alamitos 756 TRANS CO, Lancaster
(760) 897-6164 (562) 965-6563 (562) 725-5315
     
Statewide Operations Officer* 129th RQW Civilian Clinician 144th FW Civilian Clinician
(805) 540-4460 (650) 793-7097 (559) 260-5929
     
  146th AW Civilian Clinician 163rd ATKW Civilian Clinician
  (805) 986-7549 (951) 655-7625
     


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.

Suicide Prevention Life Line 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 

County 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.  

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.