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Coalition

The Connect-OC Coalition is a community of mental health providers and agencies, colleges and universities, and mental health peer leaders and advocates dedicated to improving the system of mental health care for the Transitional Age Youth and Young Adult population in Orange County.

Focused on aligning existing efforts, the Coalition’s goal is to connect the mental health community in Orange County, foster collaboration, expand referral pathways, and bridge the gaps in mental health services for teens, young adults and their families.

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Coalition

The Connect-OC Coalition is a community of mental health providers and agencies, colleges and universities, and mental health peer leaders and advocates dedicated to improving the system of mental health care for the Transitional Age Youth and Young Adult population in Orange County.

Focused on aligning existing efforts, the Coalition’s goal is to connect the mental health community in Orange County, foster collaboration, expand referral pathways, and bridge the gaps in mental health services for teens, young adults and their families.

Partners4Wellness is the lead agency for Connect-OC. Since 1957, the agency has been a leader in preventing substance use and mental illness in young people. Providing educational programs and resources. Building collaborative partnerships. And creating healthier communities.

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Increase Access by

  • Networking colleges and universities to local community mental health resources in Orange County.
  • Creating a cohesive system that supports students and serves as a bridge between the student, campus health care and the greater mental health community.
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Foster Collaboration by

  • Bringing together a diverse group of mental health professionals, agencies and advocates through networking opportunities, sharing of resources and professional development.
  • Elevating awareness of existing services and mental health and wellness events in the greater Orange County area.
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Break the Stigma of

  • Mental health issues by providing an inclusive platform and safe place for teens and young adults to connect with others. To normalize talking about mental health and wellness.
  • Seeking out help for mental health related issues by providing young people the tools and resources they need.
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Break the Stigma of

  • Mental health issues by providing an inclusive platform and safe place for teens and young adults to connect with others. To normalize talking about mental health and wellness.
  • Seeking out help for mental health related issues by providing young people the tools and resources they need.
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Empower Teens and Young Adults by

  • Elevating student voices. Seeking their insight and getting them involved in decision making.
  • Providing a platform that helps them support each other. To let them know they are not alone. That there is a community they can reach out to.

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Partners

EachMind Matters
OC Health Info
Partners4Wellness
Stigma Free OC