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RIVERSIDE COUNTY Mental Health Partners

Bill Brenneman, LCSW
MHSA Coordinator
Riverside County
Department of Mental Health
Email: bhbrenneman@rcmhd.org
Phone: 951.955.7123
Janine Moore, LMFT
PEI Coordinator
Riverside County
Department of Mental Health
Email: jamoore@rcmhd.org
Phone: 951-955.7125

Crisis Numbers

The Helpline provides psychiatric emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all ages.
951.686.HELP (4357)

Resource Referral Numbers:

Riverside County Regional Medical Center ETS
Services include clinical evaluation, crisis intervention, and referrals for psychiatric hospitalization as needed for adults, children and adolescents.
CARES Line   951.358.4881
2-1-1                800.706.7500


http://rcdmh.org/opencms (Resource Directory)

Campaigns and Programs:

Suicide Prevention:

“Send Silence Packing” program sponsored by Active Minds, Inc.: Active Minds Inc. sponsored the “Send Silence Packing” program on three local college campuses featuring a display of 1,100 backpacks with stories or letters from individuals who were impacted by suicide, along with a resource table form Active Minds and local resources.

Middle and High School Suicide Prevention Campaigns: Riverside County Community Health Agency, Injury Prevention Services is working with middle schools and high schools to implement student led suicide prevention awareness activities on their campus.

Gatekeeper Trainings: Jefferson Transitional Programs has been trained in ASIST and will host four trainings.  There are also plans to implement QPR in the future.

Stigma Reduction:

“It’s Up To Us” Campaign: This is a targeted media campaign that started in July 2011 and targets the general public, transition age youth, older adults, Spanish-speaking residents and medical professionals. It was developed based on focus-tested creative messaging targeting individuals experiencing mental health challenges.  Using positive, uplifting language, the creative provides resources and support for those seeking help and recovery.  The goal is to disseminate the creative throughout the county via television, radio, print, direct mail, outdoor, online, and public outreach.

Stigma reduction Activities: There is a speaker’s bureau, trainings, and specific events for Mental Health Awareness month.  Current outreach efforts include participation in an annual walk sponsored by NAMI, as well as a range of community events (film series, community fair, theater, and art) hosted throughout the year.  NAMI sponsors the “In Our Own Voice” program, Riverside County also hosts an annual “Dare To Be Aware” Youth Conference for 1,000 middle and high school students with the purpose of eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Digital Stories: Riverside County DMH just completed a digital story workshop where consumers who have been challenged by mental illness shared their life experiences on film.  Stories are posted at www.Up2Riverside.org