Therapy Resources


Below is a collection of useful resources from reputable government, professional and non-profit organizations. 

Emergency Numbers

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255) - 24 hrs a day, every day.

Orange County Centralized Assessment Team (CAT):   866-830-6011 - It is a mobile assessment team that will respond to psychiatric emergencies in the community; available 24 hrs a day, every day. For safety purposes, CAT may be assisted by the police/sheriff when called to a scene; they can assist with referrals and transportation to inpatient programs if necessary.

Orange County Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment Services (ETS): (714) 834-6900 - a 10 bed evaluation facility for people without insurance. 


These local hospitals provide urgent psychiatric evaluations in their emergency rooms and inpatient facilities:

UCI Neuropsychiatric Institute:  101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868;  (714) 456-7890; hospital has psychiatric inpatient programs for adolescents, adults, and older adults; has partial hospitalization program for adolescents.

South Coast Medical Center:  31872 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; (949) 499-7501; hospital has a psychiatric inpatient and partial hospitalization program.

College Hospital:  301 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627; (949) 642-2734; (800) 773-8001; hospital has psychiatric inpatient programs for adults and adolescents; it also has a partial hospitalization program for adults.

St. Joseph’s Hospital:  1100 W. Stewart Drive, Orange, CA 92868; (714) 771-8134; has inpatient programs for adults for psychiatric, dual diagnosis, and eating disorders.

Newport Bay Hospital: 1501 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663; 949-650-9750; an inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults.

Western Medical Center Anaheim:  1025 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA, 92805; 714-533-6220; has inpatient psychiatric program for adults.

Western Medical Center Santa Ana:  1001 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705; 714-953-3500; has inpatient program for seniors.

West Medical Center Anaheim:  3033 West Orange Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804; 714-827-3000

Useful Educational Information


AACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

AACAP's  Facts for Families Series:  Concise and easy-to-understand fact sheets.

Healthy Minds:  The American Psychiatric Association’s online resource.

National Institute of Mental Health

Medline Plus

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

AACAP's ParentsMedGuide:  The guide, co-created with the APA provides information on ADHD symptoms, treatment options, types of medication, and co-occurring disorders. 

AACAP's Video: A Guide for Families:  A video and accompanying brochure developed to help families understand ADHD and how to weigh options for treatment.

NIMH Research on Treatment for (ADHD): Questions and Answers about the Multimodal Treatment Study


Suicide:  Information from Medline Plus.

ParentsMedGuide:  The guide, co-created with the APA provides information on depression symptoms, treatment options, types of medication, and co-occurring disorders. 

Substance Abuse

NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA for Teens

NIDA’s InfoFacts:  Science-based information on drug abuse and addiction.

NIDA’s Mind Over Matter:  Information on drug abuse for grades 5-9.


Miscellaneous Topics

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) 15+ Make Time to Listen, Take Time to Talk - a national campaign to promote parents’ relationship with children by spending 15 minutes a day - current topics:
About Bullying
Fatherhood Initiative

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation


National Assoc for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression NARSAD

Patient/Family Support

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Center for PTSD

AADA - Anxiety Disorders Association of America

CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention Defict/Hyperactivity Disorder

CABF - Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

DBSA - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

UC Irvine Medical Center - has support groups, classes and community events on medication, yoga, parenting, various health topics - check for latest information.


Thuy D. Rotunda, M.D.
1100 Quail Street
Suite 100A
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: (949) 608-9659
Fax: (949) 608-9659
Thuy Rotunda, MD
Thuy D. Rotunda, M.D.
Newport Beach Psychiatrist
Newport Beach Psychiatrist
Newport Beach