Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Crisis Text Line

Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

NAMI HelpLine

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M–F, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. PT for free mental health info, referrals and support.

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About the Training:

The Medi-cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Webinar is devoted to providing individuals who are self-identified as having experience with the process of recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder, either as a consumer of these services or as the parent, caregiver, or family member of a consumer with a mental health condition. This serves as a pathway to employment/volunteers positions within the public mental health system, after subsequently taking and passing the Medi-cal Peer Support Specialist Certification through a CalMHSA exam provider.
Participants learn behavioral health skills covering the 17 Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Peer Specialist core competencies taught by Peer Support Specialists. Topics covered include the recovery model, communication skills, trauma-Informed care, cultural competency, Medi-cal code of ethics and more. Those who completed the training will receive a certificate of completion of 80- hours of Peer Support Training that can be submitted in their application to sit for the Medi-cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Exam.


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Director: Ragini Lal,

Coordinator: Kimberly Preciado,