Links and Resources
The Angst: Building Resilience Program California Statewide Initiative is intended for public middle and high schools, including charter schools. This program, which includes a documentary and accompanying curriculum, is designed to raise awareness around anxiety and mental wellness. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps. The goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage..
The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need to thrive. We’re the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health, operating three Mission Areas that work together for greater impact: Care, Education and Science.
Having a conversation about mental health is hard, but with every conversation, we can address stigma, break down barriers and help those closest to us when they need it most. The easiest way to support someone struggling with a mental health challenge is to reach out and let them know you are there for them.
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The CDE is offering monthly webinars to address youth suicide prevention and share best practices, lessons learned, and support LEAs in strengthening their prevention, intervention, and postvention practices as well as form partnerships with community organizations.
The CDE, San Diego County Office of Education, and LivingWorks are offering the 90-minute LivingWorks Start Online Suicide Prevention Training available to middle and high school staff and students. The training helps participants learn to recognize when a young person might be experiencing emotional distress or having thoughts of suicide, and teaches them how to connect them to professional help. Students benefit greatly from this training since they often seek help from each other, particularl
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The CDE has been delivering Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings, at no cost to LEAs. The training teaches youth-serving adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training gives adult participants the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. The CDE is ha
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Virtual Hope Box is a multi-media coping skill app designed for people who are struggling emotionally. It contains four main features: distraction, inspiration, relaxation, and coping skills. The distraction techniques include games that require focus, like Sudoku and word puzzles. The relaxation techniques offer a variety of guided and self-controlled meditation exercises. The coping techniques offer suggestions for activities that reduce stress. The inspiration section offers brief quotes to..
Gritx- a guided self-reflection online tool to help explore life’s’ challenges and help in finding solution. It includes a self-care tool kit and exercises for catching your breath and so much. GritX is your judgment free guide to facing life challenges and personal growth. This interactive program provides scientifically proven, therapeutic exercises by our team of experts from the University of California, San Francisco. Something on your mind? Chat with GritX, an emotionally intelligent...
The Teen Guide to Mental Health and Wellness was developed by the San Diego County Office of Education and serves as a resource you can print, email, or post to share with students. The first sheet includes helplines and the second sheet includes 5 wellness tips for students.
California Youth Empowerment Network (CAYEN) was formed to develop, improve and strengthen the voice of Transition Age Youth (TAY, those between 16 and 25 years old in local and state-level policy. CAYEN engages youth and young adults who been touched in some way by the mental health, juvenile justice or foster care systems. They are passionate people – consumers, family members and friends of people living with a mental illness.
My 3 app is a free app for safety and support to anyone who may be thinking of suicide – it defines your network of 3 ppl to reach out to and helps define a plan to stay safe. With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. Who are your 3? Is it your sister? Your therapist? Maybe even a neighbor down the street? Download MY3 to make sure that your 3 are there to help you w
TEEN LINE is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides emotional support to youth. Their mission is to provide peer-based education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, community outreach and online support. Calls, texts, or emails sent to TEEN LINE are answered by teen volunteers who undergo a rigorous training process to ensure that they are ready to take calls. The teen volunteers are named Listeners to emphasize the importance of listening to
Mind Out Loud (MOL) is a FREE virtual student event which will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 10:00 am. to 4:00 p.m. MOL promotes student mental health, aims to eliminate stigma, and provides resources for suicide prevention in a safe and inclusive environment. Middle and high school students from across the nation and around the world are invited to join to: • Connect with peers • Hear from engaging speakers to learn practical tools for wellness (last year’s speakers included author o
Partnering with Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization, the CDE Project Cal-STOP offers two 45-minute virtual trainings at no cost to schools: 1) Start With Hello trains and empowers secondary students on how to recognize social isolation within their classroom and school, reach out and help, and Start With Hello; and 2) Say Something trains and empowers secondary students on how to look for warning signs and threats—especially in social media—to act immediately and take it serio
This map was created in collaboration with the CA Children’s Trust. If our map is missing a resource center, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This map is intended to be a tool for providers, policy makers, education partners, youth, families, and others who are looking for services in their community. Each of the interactive “pins” on the map contains additional information about that organization including location, types of services offered, contact information, and budget.
At the onset of school closures, the CDE created the Help for Students in Crisis web page that contains helpful resources for addressing mental health and wellness while school sites are closed and/or if parents or staff are looking to support a student in crisis during, at any point. The page contains various crisis lines to contact in case you are worried about someone who might be emotionally distressed or having thoughts of suicide. It is
The NCHS is a student-led club that focuses on mental health and wellness and provides a critical opportunity that fosters student involvement, promotes youth voice, awareness, and self-advocacy. The NCHS provides activities for youth that help decrease bullying and the stigma often experienced by those living with mental illness, potentially averting mental health crises, helping reduce youth suicide, and increasing school safety. Students involved in NCHS Clubs and activities are becoming life
The Directing Change Program and Film Contest engages students and young people to learn about the topics of mental health and suicide prevention in an innovative way through film. Students and young adults are invited to submit 60 second mental health or suicide prevention-related public service announcements. Anyone can read about important health topics, but to create a film about them, be respectful, and think deeply about impacting their peers, requires a level of involvement that has a las