The mission of South Lane Mental Health is to restore hope and renew lives through compassionate mental health services, support, and advocacy.
South Lane Mental Health is hiring a new Executive Director. Please see our Careers page for a link to the job description and how to apply.
SOUTH LANE MENTAL HEALTH is a non-profit community mental health organization serving southern Lane County, North Douglas County and Springfield. Since 1988, South Lane Mental Health has been committed to helping people affected by mental illness and emotional problems, to better understand their condition and take steps toward recovery and living independently and productively in the community.
Our therapists help children and adults realize full and productive lives through counseling (depression, anxiety, etc.), case management, medication management, crisis services (suicide prevention, PTSD related symptoms, etc.) , recovery services (alcohol and drug abuse), and supported housing. Please contact us if you or someone you care about needs help.
South Lane Mental Health would like to thank the following foundations and other funding entities for their generous support of emergency Covid-19 funding: Pacific Power Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, the United Way, the Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church, PacificSource, the Collins Foundation, the Ford Family Foundation and Peace Health Cottage Grove. Your unrestricted funds have allowed us to provide free online therapy groups for the community, and we truly appreciate it. With your assistance, we continue to provide quality mental health care for our community. Thank you!
South Lane Mental Health has begun a Latinx and Guatemalan Mam Services and Outreach project, called “Alas”. We have mental health therapists and peer support specialists ready to assist this population. Click below for the latest programs and services available:
All school-based services are through telehealth at this time. Referrals for our school-based program come through the individual schools. If you are interested in school-based services for your youth, please speak to their teacher or guidance counselor to begin the referral process. Our therapists currently assist youth in the following schools:
Cottage Grove Head Start
Cottage Grove High School
Pleasant Hill High School & Middle School
Creswell High School
News: Insurance: We are pleased to announce that, effective October 13, 2020, South Lane Mental Health will begin accepting Pacific Source and Providence commercial health insurance plans. Persons seeking services with these plans may contact South Lane Mental Health on or after 10/13/2020 to schedule an initial appointment. You can also click the “Schedule Intake” button on this website to request an appointment. We continue to accept those with the Moda commercial insurance plan, OHP and Medicaid.
Help for Fire Victims: South Lane Mental Health has received a grant from the United Way to help victims of the wildfires in Lane County. Please call 541-942-3939 if you would like our assistance in coping with the devastation and resulting trauma this has caused. We care and we are here for you. Thank you, United Way!
Senior Loneliness Hotline:
Connecting with people can keep you healthy. Nearly 1 in 5 adults over the age of 50 is at risk of social isolation, and of course more than that with the quarantine currently in place. This may lead to loneliness. Any aging adult who is experiencing loneliness, isolation, depression or anxiety can benefit from a confidential phone call with Senior Loneliness specialists. Sometimes knowing there is someone who cares and wants to listen can be of great help. 800-282-7035 www.seniorlonelinessline.org
Although the CDC is no longer able to report latest Covid statistics to the public, Johns Hopkins University is. Here is the link to this information: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map
We at South Lane Mental Health seek to promote equity and inclusion within our agency as well as the larger Cottage Grove Community. Our hearts go out to members of our community that have been impacted directly or indirectly by recent and historic violence against people of color. We believe that black lives matter, and we support those that seek justice and equity for all.
The recent killing of George Floyd occurred during a time of great upheaval, in the midst of a global pandemic, an unprecedented and growing recession, and a country beset with widespread divisions. The pain, frustration, and emotional toll that communities of color are enduring due to this further example of the systemic racism that exists only add to existing disparities.
This is a time for all of us to work together to build stronger communities, address social, health, and economic disparities, and to heal the divisions in our society. We call on all community members, especially those in leadership roles, to model compassion and strive for constructive solutions.
Update on our services as they relate to Covid-19:
In an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, effective immediately and until further notice, South Lane Mental Health will be moving non-critical services to video-conference (v-con) and over the phone sessions.
- Our services are being moved to telehealth and include prescribing, outpatient and the Substance Use Disorder program.
- In addition to maintaining services with our clients over the phone, SLMH will move all intakes to either v-con or via phone. For Intake or other questions please call our main number: 541-942-3939.
- SLMH will also maintain over the phone crisis response and referral. Please call: 541-942-3939
- Clients without phones will need to access crisis services via the Cottage Grove Emergency Department. Please be aware that the Cottage Grove Hospital and Clinics are screening people at the door for signs of infectious disease. Their address is: 1515 Village Drive
- SLMH will continue all critical day to day services including our BRC Foster Home and Assertive Community Treatment Team.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times, and please know that SLMH will be here for you throughout!
*This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
Our community is facing unprecedented times and South Lane Mental Health would like to offer tools and strategies to cope with the stress and pressures associated with the Oregon’s Shelter in Place regulations. South Lane Mental Health Moments – Restoring Hope, Renewing Lives – One Moment at a Time – are short videos designed for kids, teens and adults. They are created by our team at SLMH and offer unique strategies to help our community cope with the stress and anxiety associated with this pandemic. You can find links to these videos on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthLaneMentalHealth/