Los Angeles County residents can receive free 24/7 mental health care services online on iPrevail through a partnership announced Wednesday between the mental health resources provider and the county’s Department of Mental Health.
Residents can sign up at lacounty.iprevail.com to access mental health programs, community support groups, on-demand coaching from trained peer specialists, and lessons to improve wellbeing. The site will perform a location check to ensure that the person is in the area, and then the user can take a short assessment before tapping into the resources.
The health department said iPrevail’s approach is backed by clinical research and designed to help people navigate anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health challenges. The service is confidential and secure, and more than 220,000 people have used the site, according to iPrevail.
“The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is deeply committed to the wellbeing of County residents by providing strategic solutions that foster connection through top-quality care,” said Dr. Jonathan Sherin, director of LACDMH. “This new partnership with iPrevail aligns with our efforts to strengthen communities and expands upon the ways we’re able to engage our diverse population of county residents wherever they are in their health journeys.”
The department said it hopes the service will help people recover from stress related to the pandemic, racial injustice and other challenges.
“We’re honored to partner with LACDMH to bring iPrevail to LA County residents and support mental health for all,” said Richard Gengler, CEO of iPrevail. “We share the county’s dedication to offering forward-thinking, effective and accessible resources that offer individuals a pathway to build resilience and strengthen their health.”