City of Santa Ana
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Santa Ana California
Therapist Floral Park, French Park, Heninger Park, Washington Square, Wilshire Square, West Garden Grove, Garden Grove, Tustin, Red Hill
The Santa Ana Mountains offer a wide variety of activities for residents and visitors to this part of California. They are a short peninsular range of mountains that run for 35 miles south of the Los Angeles basin and are the border between Orange and Riverside counties. A number of minerals have been discovered and mined in the mountain range. Lead, silver, zinc, tin, clay, gypsum, limestone, and coal have all been taken out of the hills since the 1870s. The Santa Anas start in the north at Chino Hills and are divided from the southern portion by Santa Ana Canyon, which is home to the Santa Ana River. The highest peaks in the range are Santiago and Modjeska, which are both over 5,000 feet. Santiago peak can be climbed and has several trails to the top. Known to be a fairly strenuous hike, it is 16 miles in length that gains 4,000 feet in elevation. From the summit of Santiago, one can see the other peaks in the range and also much of the beautiful Southern California landscape.1
Mental Health in Santa Ana
Orange County residents experience fewer mental illnesses than residents of other counties in the state. Just over 7 percent of children in the county have a serious emotional disturbance. Less than four percent of county adults have a serious and persistent mental illness. Additionally, suicide rates are lower than the national average, with about 10 suicides per 100,000 citizens occurring in California.2 Rates of homelessness are also lower in Orange County than other counties in the greater Los Angeles area.
Transitions is a county-funded prevention program that seeks to reduce the number of Santa Ana schoolchildren that drop out of school. The program is provided at numerous schools throughout the city, and includes highly interactive lessons that address school failure, violence in school, bullying, and high-risk behaviors. The program is specifically designed for students moving from eighth grade to ninth grade. Parents are welcome to attend and participate as well. Further information about the Transitions program is available by calling 714-480-4678.3
The Latino Health Access Children's Initiative seeks to reduce health disparities, improve resilience, and educate Latino children and families about good mental and physical health. Nutrition, injury prevention, decision-making, and sibling care are just a few educational topics offered. Activities are coordinated on a neighborhood basis, with programs provided after school in local parks, community centers, and housing developments. More information about the initiative is available by calling 714-542-7792, extension 3101.4
1. Hikespeak. (2014). Explore California - Santa Ana Mountains
. Retrieved from http://www.hikespeak.com/tag/santa-ana-mountains/
2. California Health Care Foundation. (2013). Mental Health Care in California
. Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA%20LIBRARY%20Files/PDF/M/PDF%20MentalHealthPaintingPicture.pdf
3. Orange County Behavioral Health Department. (2014). Transitions
. Retrieved from http://ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/pi/school/transitions
4. Latino Health Access. (2012). Children's Initiatives
. Retrieved from http://www.latinohealthaccess.net/sabhc/
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