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Mental Health Services: Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team

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The Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team (CAPE Team) is a prevention and early intervention strategy specifically designed to intervene with transition age youth ages, 16 to 25, who are at risk of or are experiencing first onset of serious psychiatric illness and its multiple issues and risk factors: substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, self harm, and suicide risk.

The CAPE Team aims to prevent the occurrence and severity of mental health problems for transition age youth. The CAPE Team is staffed by Sonoma County Behavioral Health licensed mental health clinicians. Services are located in 9 Sonoma County high schools, Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University.

The CAPE Team has 5 essential components:

  • Mobile Response in schools by licensed mental health clinicians with youth who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Consultation, Screening, and Assessment of at-risk youth in high schools and colleges.
  • Training and Education for students, selected teachers, faculty, parents, counselors and law enforcement personnel to increase awareness and ability to recognize the warning signs of suicide and psychiatric illness.
  • Peer-based and Family Services including increasing awareness, education and training, counseling, and support groups for at-risk youth and their families.
  • Integration and Partnership with existing school and community resources including school resource officers, district crisis intervention teams, student and other youth organizations, health centers, counseling programs, and family supports including National Alliance on Mental Illness and Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division (SC-BHD).


Know the Signs
Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out.

ReachOut is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.

Student Health Services Online Resources
Source: Santa Rosa Junior College.


24-hour access line to mental health information, screening, and referrals:
(707) 565-6900 or (800) 870-8786

24-hour Mental Health Crisis Services:
(800) 746-8181

Patient Rights Advocate:
(707) 565-4978

To register a grievance:
Grievance Coordinator
(707) 565-5053

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