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Art as Wellness

Art possesses a profound ability to shape and enhance your mental health. Beyond the aesthetic pleasure it provides, engaging with art can be a transformative experience, offering a therapeutic outlet for emotions and fostering self-reflection. Whether through painting, music, literature, or other expressive mediums, art has the capacity to evoke emotions, stimulate creativity, and provide a means of communication that transcends language. The act of creating art, as well as immersing oneself in the creations of others, has been linked to reduced stress, increased emotional resilience, and an overall improvement in mental well-being.


OPAC has created a series of creative activities that you can try at home to nurture your own mental health.

Art as Wellness

Semillas Counseling Reflection Journal

Semillas Counseling Reflection Journal
Semillas Counseling Reflection Journal

Semillas Counseling Reflection Journal

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Squiggly Lines Art Project - Art As Wellness

Squiggly Lines Art Project - Art As Wellness

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Create a "Calm Book" - Art As Wellness

Create a "Calm Book" - Art As Wellness

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Art as Wellness - Water Color Circles

Art as Wellness - Water Color Circles

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Art as Wellness - Lego Block Printing

Art as Wellness - Lego Block Printing

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Art as Wellness - Rock Painting

Art as Wellness - Rock Painting

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Local Resources 

Wellness Everyday


Wellness Everyday website is committed to supporting the mental, physical and social health of all individuals living within our community. By providing education, resources and information on the latest programs and projects offered within our community, we believe the Wellness of our Ventura County community can belong to each of us.



CalHOPE builds community resiliency and helps people recover from disasters through free outreach, crisis counseling, and support services. Services include:

  • Individual and Group Crisis Counseling and Support

  • Individual and Public Education

  • Community Networking and Support

  • Connection to Resources

Crisis and Referral Line


The Crisis and Referral Line is the access point to access Ventura County Health Services. They provide support to individuals and families in crisis, including those facing mental health or addiction issues.

Crisis and Referral Line:


Lifeline for Crisis and Suicide; Call or text: 988

Substance Abuse Treatment Services Access Line:


Each Mind Matters


Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement. Each Mind Matters was created to share a vision of improved mental health and equality. Their goal is creating a community where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the support they deserve.

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. This campaign is intended to educate how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources.


The purpose of NAMI Ventura County is to advocate to provide support and crisis services for those affected by neurological disorders including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, borderline personality disorder, OCD, panic disorder, severe anxiety, co-occurring mental disorders and addictive disorders.

SAMHSA.png provides one-stop access to mental health information. Learn about mental health as a piece of overall wellness and the early warning signs of mental health problems.

Tay Tunnel


Wellness and recovery center for young people ages 18-25 (mental health, substance use, homelessness) Countywide – Transition Age Youth (16-25)

141 W. 5th Street, Suite D, Oxnard
Mon - Fri 9AM - 5:30PM

Sat 11AM - 3PM

Office Line: (805) 240-2538

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