Student Support Services

Mental Health Resources

Greg Mizel, Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services 
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128;  (858) 521-2832
Mental Health Resources
San Diego Access and Crisis Line
(888) 724-7240
Emergency Help Line
Text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255
Teen Line
(310) 855-4673
The Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386
Know the Signs
(800) 273-8255
Coping with Stress
San Diego County Office of Education Mental Health Resources
The SDCOE Student Wellness and School Culture unit has compiled mental health resources for educators, students, and families. The document is organized into three sections: support lines; mental health websites; and mental health handouts and brochures. It includes links to resources in both English and Spanish.
San Diego County Office of Education Virtual Wellness Center
This virtual Wellness Center is brought to you by the Student Wellness and School Culture department to support the well-being of staff, students, and parents as well as connect them to calming activities and tools to promote health and wellness. This is a safe space to access support, take a break, rest, and refocus.
Child Mind Institute
Find information to help you support children who are struggling with mental health, behavior or learning challenges.
National Alliance of Mental Illness
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
40 Developmental Assets by The Search Institute
Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).
24/7 Mental Health Supports from Mending Matters
Emotional Wellness Plan
English Version - PDF linked here
Spanish Version - PDF linked here
Effective School Solutions
The U.S Surgeon General's Youth Mental Health Advisory: What Does it Mean for School Districts?
Mindfulness and Stress Relief Resources

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