Healthy Living with Mental Illness

TAY (age 16-25) with Mental Health Concerns

TAY is short for transitional age youth, age 16-25 - wherever you are along your path to adulthood, independence and recovery from mental health problems. Taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical health.

Want information? Looking for support? Explore this website for information about local and national resources.

As a starting point, check out Ventura County Local Resources listed on the right.

Questions about medication, where to get help or other related issues? See FAQs and For More Information.

Learn about Recovery from Mental Illness and How to Talk about Mental Illness.

For ideas for simple things you can do to help yourself be well and stay well, see the Wellness Action Plan.

Have you ever heard someone implying that people with mental illnesses have low IQs? See Myths and Facts for that and other common myths.

If you have suggestions for other topics and resources that would be useful to find here, please let us know – email MHSA@ventura.org.

TAY RESOURCES

VCBH (Ventura County Behavioral Health) Transitions Program: Mental health services for TAY, supporting your choices in treatment. For more information, visit Transitions Program

Pacific Clinics TAY Wellness & Recovery Center:
TAY Tunnel
141 W. 5th St., Suite D, Oxnard
(805) 240-2538
Mon - Fri 9AM - 5:30PM
Sat 11AM - 3PM

One Step a la Vez
Teen support in the Santa Clara Valley, Fillmore & Piru, including drop-in center
myonestep.org
421 Sespe Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015
Email: info@myonestep.org ​
(805) 625-7066

Rainbow Umbrella
Meetings for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 23 every Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Free and confidential.
rainbowumbrella.org
Westpark Community Center
450 West Harrison St., Ventura, CA 93001
Email: ruyouthgroup@gmail.com