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Mental Health Support

Counselors would like to share some websites that may be helpful to students and families. Feel free to talk to your counselor for more information.


If you or someone you know is struggling or in a crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat at 

Support & Promote Mental Health & Wellness for All!

There is help. There is hope.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is a 24/7, free, confidential suicide prevention and mental health crisis care hotline available to anyone in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 988, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 200 crisis centers. Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. 988 offers crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance-use crisis, or
  • Any other kind of emotional distress

Students can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

NASP Suicide Prevention Flyer

NASP suicide flyer

NASP suicide flyer - tips for adults

  • CDC and Mental Health:

    Love is Respect:

    Active Minds:

    You Matter:

    notOK App:

    Ditch the Label: Youth Suicide Warning Signs:

    Trevor Project, LGBTQ Crisis Help (24 hours) 1-866-488-7386:

    Local Suicide Prevention Hotline: Didi Hirsch in Glendale (M-F 8:30 am - 5:30 pm) 1-888-807-7250

    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

  • GUSD Student Wellness Services: The Student Wellness Department at the district office offers many resources for all students and families. The office collaborates with all schools and oversees district wide mental health services via the intern academy and other mental health agencies, School Attendance Review Board (SARB) meetings, case management for homeless and foster youth, parent engagement programs, student and parent intervention services, and more. Click on the link for more information: Student Wellness Services Link.

    TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone helpline for teenage callers. It operates every evening from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and is toll-free from anywhere in California. When you call, you don't have to give your name and everything you say will be strictly confidential. The TEEN LINE volunteers who answer the call are Southern California teenagers who have been specially trained. They won't judge you or give you advice — their job is to listen to your feelings and help you to clarify your concerns, define the options available to you, and help you make positive decisions. No problem is too small, too large, or too shocking for the TEEN LINE volunteers. Call 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336) or in Los Angeles: 310-855-HOPE (310-855-4673) or in The Valley: 818-432-2266

    California Youth Crisis Hotline: 800-843-5200

    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: This website – The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support, and stability they seek.

    Cope Care Deal: This website – a product of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative through the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands – offers information and resources for teens. Check out the Mind Zone! It gets you the facts on mental health problems, eating disorders, and suicide. If you're well informed, you'll be better able to help your friends if they need it. (And if you're worried that you might have a mental health problem, you can find out.)

    We Spark: Many families' lives are touched by cancer. We Spark provides free cancer support services for children, teenagers, and adults. Participate in art class, learn yoga or tai chi, join a discussion group, or go to a workshop – it's all designed to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and their family members and friends.

    Our House Grief Support Center: If you have lost a loved one – whether a family member or a friend – Our House is there to help. This organization is dedicated to supporting people who grieve a loss, whether they be children, teens, or adults.

    Military OneSource: Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to service members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns including money management, spouse employment, and education, parenting and child care, relocation, deployment, reunion, and the particular concerns of families with special-needs members. They can also include more complex issues like relationships, stress, and grief. Services are available 24 hours a day — by telephone and online.

    The Center for Transyouth Health and Development: The Center for Transyouth Health and Development promotes healthy futures for trans youth by providing services, research, training, and capacity building that is developmentally informed, affirmative, compassionate, and holistic for gender non-conforming children and trans youth.

    Free To Be He, She, They: Helping Young People Navigate Gender Identity: UCSF’s pioneering Child and Adolescent Gender Center is helping a growing number of families seeking advice – and, increasingly, medical intervention – to help a son or daughter’s physiology match their gender identity.