Sonoma County

Hidden Struggle: The Emotional Impact of Caregiving on Your

Extensive research indicates that individuals who care for family members with chronic or disabling conditions are vulnerable to emotional, mental, and physical health challenges. The complexities of caregiving and the responsibilities of looking after frail or disabled relatives often lead to the development of health issues in the caregivers themselves.

Providing care has a detrimental impact on the psychological well-being of family caregivers, resulting in elevated levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health implications among those who look after older relatives or friends.

If you or someone you know needs help, share the contact information on this website. 

Discover the Healing Resources of Your Local Community

Local List of Sonoma County Mental Health Resources

Emergency Phone 24-Hour Crisis Line

24 Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline

24-hour Access Line

Sonoma County Health and Human Services

Youth Health Mental Services

Child Parent Institute

Petaluma People Services

Santa Rosa Community Health

Suspected Child Abuse Hotline

Older Adult Mental Health Services

Nami Warmline (for seniors)

Veteran Mental Health Services

PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.