Hi, everyone! Hope you are all staying warm in the chilly weather. We wanted to let you know that there is support available to our community of caregivers, even during the holidays.
The Family Education & Resource Center (FERC) has a warm and hot line where callers can get information about diagnosis, available treatment, and general assistance in navigating the Mental Health Service System.
If you are caring for a child, adolescent, adult, or older adult with a mental health issue, please call: 1-888-896-FERC (3372)
From the FERC Website:
“The Family Education & Resource Center (FERC) seeks to provide support to family, friends, partners, and other caregivers who care for or care about a loved one of any age with a serious emotional disturbance or mental health issue.
FERC targets the underserved, nonserved, and inappropriately served populations of Alameda County. We assist all who call or come in by offering help, understanding and resources to allow them to aid in the recovery of their loved ones.
Caregivers of all kinds need assistance in overcoming barriers such as stigma and a general lack of knowledge of available mental health and other services, and often require support in navigating and communicating with services and providers.
Whether a parent, sibling, child, spouse or the suffering loved one him/herself contacts us and in whatever emotional stage, we will never turn them away. Everyone is provided our best, culturally sensitive efforts and connection to the next point in their journey.”
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