The Kern County Mental Health Hotline (KCMHH) is a program designed to provide individual and family support to consumers and potential consumers of mental health services. The Hotline provides crisis counseling, suicide intervention, and referrals for immediate crisis services. The KCMHH also provides information about community-based resources and assists individuals in making contact with those resources whenever possible, including other identified human-service needs. The goal is to provide an immediately available telephone-based counseling resource to individuals in crisis. The Hotline provides services to any individual who calls and there are no eligibility requirements.
The KCMHH is dedicated to assuring individuals receive the highest quality, most effective, and culturally appropriate combination of individualized treatment, education, and support. Individuals served are involved in all aspects of their care related to the Hotline as well as other MH services, and services are provided in a manner that is responsive to each individual’s unique characteristics, needs, and abilities.
Kern County Mental Health will provide all of the training needed to be a competent Crisis Interventionist and prepares each Volunteer to effectively handle a variety of crisis situations.
- People Skills
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Crisis Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
- Community Outreach
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Eight hours per week for one year.