Holistic Healing: The community feedback period for this idea began on 11/21/19 and ended on 1/20/20

What is the problem that needs to be addressed? Please describe how it is related to mental health.
We need to Increase the quality of services, including better outcomes for those suffering with minor and severe mental health challenges.

Why is this a concern for Orange County? What can Orange County and other counties learn from this project?
More and more OC residents are suffering from mental health challenges. I have experienced first hand, along with several of my clients, alternative methods to help heal and transforms children’s and parents lives.

What is currently being done to resolve this problem in our county and throughout the United States? If applicable: Is it working; why or why not?
Traditional therapy and medication alone are not enough to help individuals heal and live happier, healthier lives.

What is new or different about this project idea? Please describe how this differs from what is already being done (Question 6). Please list any research that was done on this topic.
Holistic and alternative providers have helped me and 2 of my children heal our mental health challenges which traditional therapy and medication were not able to accomplish.


What is the project idea? Please describe how this project will operate.
To open a Holistic healing center with proven providers to work alongside traditional therapists and providers.

Additional Information:
There are alternative ways to help people live with less fear, anxiety and other mental health challenges that are not being addressed with traditional providers.


November 5, 2019


Great idea! We need new, innovative ideas because the current system ins’t working. Too many people are suffering and not healing

Thank you MJ, we are working on this!

Wonderful idea! Lon over due and desperately needed!!

Love it! So needed! Individuals are already doing this and it needs to be part of an integrated service delivery model.

A center that could provide people with alternative or complementary therapies to pharmaceutical treatments would be a welcome addition to the OC mental health community.

This is absolutely needed! We have too many people suffering!

A place for ALL to go to with access to alternative solutions would be AMAZING!

Thank you Rachel, we are working on this!

There are so many disorders which are not addressed with traditional medical providers. There is also an incredible and dangerous shortage of mental health professionals especially psychiatrist for people who need medication. Alternative healers and healing is a way to close the gap with missing providers as well as offer a full array of proven healing methods. A healing center is also a safe haven for people to turn to whom otherwise would be to shy or proud to address their emotional and mental limitations. Bravo

Thank you Kenneth, we are working on this!

Wonderful idea and sorely needed

Thank you Holly, we are working on this!

The OC would greatly benefit from a center that includes holistic treatment alternatives. Holistic modalities are beneficial for long-term health and not only help with ameliorating the effects of existing health issues, but also provide preventative solutions to future problems. Holistic care can improve total body health and provide the individual with the tools they need in order to control their health and assist them on their path to overall wellness.

There is so much depression and anxiety here in Orange County. We need more mental health resources! A holistic healing center would help remove the stigma of treatment and allow people to have access to both traditional and alternative therapies – phenomenal idea!

Thank you Allsion, we are working on this!

A center in Orange County that would provide holistic treatment alternatives would absolutely be a beneficial place for people to go to who want to improve their mental health. It takes the whole person into account (mind, body, spirit & emotions) & can be effective when worked into a treatment plan.

Using a combination of holistic and traditional treatment will help to meet the needs of all. Many individuals do not receive the support they need because they are fearful of traditional medicines used to support mental health disorders. By providing options for healing, we support increased access for all.

Thank you Sandy, we are working on this!

The current system is completely ineffective. We need change and a focus on healing.

Thank you Mel! We are working on this.

Providing holistic treatment options in addition to traditional medicine will improve access to the mental health system. Having access to both provides individuals options that meet their belief system. In mental health, this is crucial.

Thank you Sandy, we are working on this!

Kristy von Waldburg

Mental health is Essential for all of us and we need make this a priority as a community. A center for this will give people a resource and allow many to receive alternative methods and help those who need it so badly

Thank you Kristy, we are working on this!

The time is now. Change is afoot. Mental health needs are sorely under addressed and conventional treatments alone allow too many people to remain unnoticed and subsequently not get the help that they need and deserve. Embracing holistic alternatives is an obvious way to reach this gap group. Meeting people on their level, without the stereotype and stigma associated with mental health needs would be the perfect bridge to bring communities of practitioners together and entice otherwise wary people by letting them know that there is a safe place for them where they can thrive. A place where people can feel supported and whole. Yes! Please bring a center that solely focuses on alternative healing modalities for mental health to Orange County ASAP!

A center in Orange County that would provide holistic treatment alternatives would absolutely be a beneficial place for people to go to who want to improve their mental health. It takes the whole person into account (mind, body, spirit & emotions) & can be effective when worked into a treatment plan.

Thank you Bree, we are working on this!

A holistic healing center would be an incredible asset! In my experience; medication and traditional therapy alone don’t fully support the process someone is experiencing during a mental health challenge or crisis. Deeper healing is needed and alternative healers can really do wonders. I do hope a center like this can open in the not so distant future. We need all of the help we can get in the mental health industry.

Thank you Lauren!!! Let’s make this happen

It would be great to have a central healing and therapy center in OC that provides traditional, alternative and holistic solutions for people, children and families suffering through many illnesses and mental health challenges. Everyone’s situation is different and can benefit from different types of care, if only they were made available to them. Mental health issues have remained too long in the shadows, but everyone knows the condition of the mind influences physical and emotional health as well as social relationships and individual success and happiness. I hope our community is making strides to include mental health resources in all of its programs.

Thank you Breatrice, we are working on this!

Thank you for your submission. The Innovation team will review this idea and post comments and updates when available.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We KNOW that we can help heal and transform those of us suffering from mental health challenges, I am my clients are living proof!! I would love to set up an in person meeting to discuss this in further detail.

In order to address equity and access, we need to provide both traditional and alternative healing in mental health and wellness. This type of program will give the community access to the type of healing that best fits an individual’s belief system. The more options for health and wellness methodologies, the better our community will fair.

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