Mental-health crisis

Anti-anxiety prescriptions increased nationally between mid-February and mid-March. Hospitals have canceled elective procedures, some businesses are going under and small businesses have shed 11 million jobs in April. During the COVID-19 pandemic many have turned to alcohol and narcotics.

Both Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties offer access lines for help. Please click on the links below to find out more information.

Santa Barbara County

Ventura County