Mental Health Resources for Youth
We all need help sometimes. You are not alone.
It’s okay to not feel okay. We all feel sad, anxious, upset or angry sometimes. If you, your family or friends need someone to talk to, contact any of the following organizations:
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Operating Hours: 24/7
If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health or substance use-related crisis, the Lifeline network is available 24/7.
Call or text 988, or chat at 988lifeline.org.
24/7 Warm Line
Talk to someone about anything that is bothering you – whether it be relationships, finances, anxiety, sadness or other challenges.
Call 855-845-7415 or Instant Message
Local Help & Support
If you want help connecting to a mental health professional, you can find resources based in the county where you live.
The Family Urgent Response System (FURS)
Operating Hours: 24/7
Call, text, chat, and in-person support for children and youth (up to age 21) who have spent time in foster care and for their caregivers. No issue is too big or too small; call or text FURS at 1-833-939-3877 or visit the Cal-Furs website for live chat.
Mental Health Resources for Parents, Family and Friends
Worried about your child’s mental health? Learn how to help.Is your child or someone you love going through a tough time emotionally? Check out the following resources to better understand the warning signs, and offer the support they need.
Mental Health Resources for Schools & Teachers
Find tools to help you recognize and support the mental health of your students.
A student’s ability to learn is affected by their mental and emotional well-being. These resources are designed to help schools and teachers support young people struggling with mental health issues.
Redirecting Grief to Growth | A Trusted Space
Listen to teachers, parents, students, and experts discuss how to mitigate the effects of anxiety and trauma. The film is accompanied by a curriculum that provides a practical and empathetic understanding of how trauma impacts behavior and learning, and how to manage it within any classroom setting.
Campus Opioid Safety Act
Effective January 1, 2023, the Campus Opioid Safety Act aims to provide education, information and federally-approved opioid overdose reversal medication to public colleges and universities. This communications toolkit for educators contains important information about stopping a drug overdose and the benefits of the life-saving medication Naloxone.