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District Health & Wellness Information


COVID-19 Safety Information from Ventura County Public Health

Here are some basic things that you can do to reduce your risk and the risk for others of infection.

1)    Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
2)    Don’t touch your nose, mouth or eyes and teach your children to do the same.
3)    Maintain 6 ft. distance from others when leaving your house and in public areas. 
4)    Use face coverings when leaving your home and going out into public areas. This is State mandated.

If you think you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with it, get tested for free. There are various locations throughout the county.

Please go to the website for all COVID-19 related information for Ventura County.


Mental Health

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps de-termine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from child-hood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

Find this and more information at


Suicide Prevention Awareness Resources

Warning Signs:

Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Protective Factors:

Help Someone Else:



Ventura County Crisis Team: 1-866-998-2243

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255

National Hopeline Network: (800) SUICIDE or (800) 784-2433

California Youth Crisis Line: (800) 843- 5200 –24 hours, bilingual

TEEN LINE: (310) 855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863 – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services, from 6pm-10pm PST daily. Text, email, and message board also available, with limited hours—visit for more information.

The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 – a 24-hour crisis line that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbi-an, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Text and chat also available, with limited hours—visit for more information.