New Local Resource for Youth in Crisis
From Mental Health Crisis to Stabilization
Kids and teens having mental health emergencies in Ventura County have a newly-opened resource: the Crisis Stabilization Unit. If your teen or child is having a mental health crisis, call the Ventura County Crisis Team now:1-866-998-2243 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
- 1.3 million U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 17 had a substance use disorder in 2014.
- Youth transitioning into adulthood have some of the highest rates of alcohol and substance abuse. In 2014, 1.4% of adolescents had a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder.