Be Well OC Announces “Help Happens Here” 

The COVID-19 public health crisis is increasingly challenging to the mental and emotional health of our community. In response to growing community need, the public, private, academic and faith-based partners of Be Well OC rallied to create a new support site: “Help Happens Here.” This platform was designed as an easy way to access the many excellent mental health and related support services across Orange County, and to connect those in need with emphatic, solution-focused assistance during this difficult and unprecedented time. Whether you’re an individual in need or a non-profit organization mobilizing to help, this site will ease the way in connecting to useful information and support.

A heartfelt thank you to all those who responded so quickly to contribute to the content of this site, and the volunteer army of empathic listeners to support the Covid-19 chat support line. We will continue to increase and improve the content and features here to best help the community through this extraordinary time. Please provide feedback on your experience and additional features you’d like to have here.

Together, we’ll stay connected, support each other, and work to ensure all residents of Orange County can and will Be Well.

We’d like to thank the many individuals and organizations that continue sharing ideas and content to further enhance the benefit of this site for the community. And special thanks the Be Well partners below that sprang so quickly into action together to get things started:


Abrazar, Inc. Diana Mejia
Access California Services Nahla Kayali
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention OC Nancy Cooper
Cal State Fullerton Dr Mikyong Kim-Go
Chapman University Dr Naveen Jonathan
CHOC Children’s Dr. Heather Huszti
Council on Aging Dr. Michelle Jo Park
Hoag Dr Michaell Rose & Sahar Naraghi-Babaei
Korean Community Services Ellen Ahn, JD, MSW & Sammy Sohn, LCSW
MECCA. Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies Iliana Soto-Welty
The Mental Health Collective Dr. Anna McCarthy
Mission Hospital Christy Cornwall, LSCW & Dr. Diana Linn
NAMI OC Dr Miriam Harris, Amy Durham, Steve Pitman
OCHCA Dr Jeff Nagel and Team
OMID Institute Dr. Yasaman Mostajeran
OC Shrinks Shelby Castile, LMFT
Premier First Responder Psychological Services Dr. Heather Williams
Southland Integrated Services, Inc. Dr. Suzie Dong
UCI Dr Robert  McCarron & Dr Aaron Kheriaty
Wellness & Prevention Center Susan Parmelee, LCSW
Dr. Susana Salgado & Cindy Brooks, LMFT


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