Mental Health Drop-in Clinic Offered Support in Response to Las Vegas Shooting

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) opened a temporary, one-day no cost mental health wellness drop-in center to assist any San Bernardino County resident experiencing increased emotional and mental distress as result of the Las Vegas shooting.

The mental health drop-in center was located at DBH’s Mariposa Clinic, 2940 Inland Empire Blvd., in Ontario and was open on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Confidential services were offered free of charge and insurance is not needed. Clinic phone lines were also staffed with crisis counselors for individuals who prefer to call in for mental health support.

“DBH understands that individuals who receive immediate access to professional mental health services after a traumatic experience healthier mental adjustments post trauma,” said DBH Director Veronica Kelley. “DBH is offering this resource to our community to promote individual and collective healing and wellness for all affected by this tragic event.”

The temporary drop-in center provided attendees and callers with services, tools and resources designed to support a healthy adjustment to normalcy and wellness. Services included individual private trauma counseling with a mental health professional, case management services to aid in navigating one’s own health care services and educational information on how to cope with traumatic events.

For more information, please call DBH’s Mariposa Clinic at (909) 458-1350.

DBH, through this community resource, is supporting the Countywide Vision by providing behavioral health services and ensuring residents have the resources they need to promote wellness, recovery and resilience in the community. Information on the Countywide Vision and on DBH can be found at www.sbcounty.gov

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