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2E Medical Condition-Education and Support

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ALS Foundation
ALS Foundation: Golden West Chapter 866-750-2572
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American Cancer Society
Support Groups 707-545-6720
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American Heart Association- North Bay Division
Medical Condition Education and Support 707-542-1992
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American Lung Association in California
Asthma Coalition 707-527-5864
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American Lung Association in California
Better Breathers Clubs 510-638-5864
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Arthritis Foundation
Arthritis Information 415-356-1230
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Information 415-989-6500
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Defense Centers of Excellence
Outreach Center and Transition Support 866-966-1020
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Earle Baum Center
Support Groups for the Visually Impaired 707-523-3222
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Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
Epilepsy Information of Northern California 800-632-3532
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Face To Face
Care Services 707-544-1581
Heartland Hospice Services
Heartland Hospice Services 707-523-0111
Hospice by the Bay
Health Care Services 415-927-2273
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HuntingtonÕs Disease Society of America
Sonoma County Support Group 916-927-4400
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International Essential Tremor Foundation
Tremor Support Group 707-539-7836
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Lupus Foundation of Northern California
Lupus Foundation ofNorthern California 707-537-0358
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter
Resources for People with Multiple Sclerosis 415-230-6677
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Neuropsychological Associates
Neuropsychological Case Management 707-526-5424
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Ostomy Association of Sonoma County
Support Group 707-823-4882
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Parkinson’s Support Group of Petaluma
ParkinsonÕs Support Group 707-766-8521 or 707-795-4858
Parkinson’s Support Group of Sonoma County
ParkinsonÕs Support Group of Sonoma County 707-538-5178
Sonoma County Kidney Crisis Foundation
Sonoma County Kidney Crisis Foundation 707-525-4662
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St. Joseph Health Sonoma County
Hospice 707-568-1094
Stroke Club of Sonoma County
Stroke Club of Sonoma County 707-431-7352
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Sutter Care at Home
Sutter Care at Home 707-535-5780

2F Support Groups

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Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer's Support Groups 707-573-1210
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American Cancer Society
Support Groups 707-545-6720
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Brain Injury Network
Brain Injury Support 707-544-4323
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
You Are Not Alone Support Group 707-528-8712
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Council on Aging
Senior Peer Support 707-525-0143 ext 125
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Episcopal Senior Communities
Senior Center Without Walls 877-797-7299
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Family Caregiver Alliance
Support Group 415-434-3388
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Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Seniors at Home 707-303-1530
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Petaluma Peer Recovery Center
Support Group 707-565-1299
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Petaluma People Services Center
Healthy Outlook 707-765-8488
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West County Community Services
Russian River Senior Resource Center 707-823-1640
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West County Community Services
Russian River Empowerment Center 707-604-7264
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West County Community Services
Senior Adult Counseling 707-823-1640 ext 380
Counseling, Crisis Prevention and Support Groups

Counseling, Crisis Prevention and Support Groups

Depression is NOT

  • Having a bad day
  • Having a bad attitude
  • Normal sadness
  • Part of normal aging
  • Major depression is indicated by pervasive depressed mood, sadness and loss of interest and pleasure.
  • Depression is often complicated by other medical conditions such as chronic medical disorders, chronic pain, anxiety, cognitive impairment, grief/bereavement, and/or substance abuse.
  • Depression can be treated! Talk to your primary care physician or a mental health specialist.
  • Primary care is the de facto treatment location for most patients with common mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, with 70% of all antidepressant prescriptions in the United States written by a primary care provider.
  • Only 30-50% of patients have a full response to the first treatment plan. That means 50-70% of patients need at least one change in treatment.
  • Only 50% of patients who receive a referral for specialty mental health care ever follow through with the referral. Among those who do, many do not have more than one visit.

Source: University of Washington’s AIMS Center (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions)