City of Santa Rosa
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Santa Rosa California
Therapist Bodega Bay, Windsor, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Calistoga
The history of Santa Rosa starts with the settlement of a European family sometime in the early 1800s. Santa Rosa continued to grow after California became a state, although it lagged behind Petaluma until the 1900s and then the population began to increase. Even after the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, Santa Rosa steadily increased its population. In 1943, Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt was filmed in downtown Santa Clarita.1 Most of the construction was destroyed by an earthquake in 1969, however there are still some structures standing from the days of old, such as the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, and the Empire Building, complete with a gold-topped clock tower.
Mental Health in Santa Rosa
The state of mental health in Sonoma County is generally worse than the California average. Nearly 23 percent of county residents report having a serious mental health issue within the last year, which is over 4 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, 8.5 percent of county residents report having difficulty obtaining quality mental health care. These issues impact all age and ethnic groups in the county.2 To ensure mental health needs are being met, Sonoma County mental health agencies provide many affordable services for those in need.
Residents of Santa Rosa who need assistance finding adequate employment can find many services available through the Sonoma County Human Services Department. The SonomaWORKS program helps transition individuals from public assistance to work with job training and employment assistance programs. Services for youth and young adults workers are also available. More information about these programs is available by calling the Sonoma County Human Services Department at 707-565-8500.3
The Sonoma County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness oversees a number of mental health-related initiatives that seek to improve the mental health of Sonoma County residents. Among their top priorities is providing support for individuals and families who live with mental illness. Additionally, the organization seeks to educate the community about mental illness through outreach programs that raise awareness about the mental health needs of the county's residents. Specialized programs for youth are also available. More information about the programs and services offered by the Sonoma County chapter of NAMI is available by calling 707-527-66554
1. Wikipedia. (2014). Santa Rosa, California Film Locations
. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Rosa,_California#Film_locations
2. Sonoma Health Action. (2007). Issue Brief: Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs
. Retrieved from http://www.sonomahealthaction.org/resources/pdf/brief_mentalhealth.pdf
3. Sonoma County Human Services Department. (2014). Employment and Training
. Retrieved from http://www.sonoma-county.org/human/employment.htm
4. National Alliance on Mental Illness Sonoma County. (2014). What We Do
. Retrieved from http://www.namisonomacounty.org/what_we_do.shtml
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