Help@Hand is a three-year demonstration project funded and directed by counties, with the primary purpose of increasing access to mental health care and support, promoting early detection of mental health symptoms, and predicting the onset of mental illness.

CalMHSA administers Help@Hand on behalf of participating member counties. Through the utilization of multiform-factor devices — such as smart phones, tablets and laptops — as a mode of connection and treatment to reach people who are likely to go either unserved or underserved by traditional mental health care, this project focuses on prevention, early intervention, family and social support to decrease the need for psychiatric hospital and emergency care service.

Program Details

Lead Staff:

Brittany Ganguly

Senior Program Manager

Email: [email protected]

Participating Counties:

City of Berkeley, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Tehama


The purpose of Help@Hand, previously the INN Tech Suite Project, is to serve as a complementary support system that offers a bridge to care, helps identify early signs of mental health challenges, offers timely support, removes barriers, and seeks to include new avenues of care for communities not connected to conventional county services.


Save lives and improve well-being of Californians by integrating promising technologies and lived experiences to open doors to mental health support and well-being.