One of our goals is to build and maintain a strong network of school-based mental health providers across Los Angeles County. On this page, you will find links to relevant resources from our partners.
Mental Health Public Service Announcement (PSAs) Outreach Toolkit – The LACDMH School-Based Community Access Point (SBCAP), with the assistance of several mental health providers, has developed a series of PSAs in various languages. These videos serve as a resource and tool for individuals who work or live with children/youth to identify when there is a need for mental health services and supports. The videos also provide general information about the different resources available at community mental health agencies. To download the PSA toolkit please click here.
School Symposium – hosted by LACDMH, UCLA and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
For more information or questions about how the DMH SBCAP team can support your school community, please email SchoolMH@dmh.lacounty.gov.
Resources from Our Partners
DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence represents a unique partnership between LACDMH and UCLA’s Division of Population Behavioral Health. The COE engages with agencies around LA County to provide program implementation and evaluation support, in person and online training, and coaching.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or via their online chat. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. (Learn more about the 988 Lifeline.)
iPrevail is a free online tool for mental health support. This platform allows individuals, including students, create a customized support program through self-guided lessons, one-on-one chats, and support groups.
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)offers free education and resources on mental health, as well as supports. To find information about your local NAMI click here. Contact their HelpLine Monday – Friday (10am-10pm ET) 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or text “HelpLine” to 62640.
Los Angeles County Office of Education Trauma-Informed Schools
Provides resources and tools to implement a trauma-informed approach in schools. Resources on this page supports schools in better understanding how trauma impacts learning and behavior.
Los Angeles County Office of Education Community Schools
Partnership among LACOE, county agencies and school districts to improve the academic, emotional and physical well-being of students. The Community Schools model is a strategy aimed at disrupting poverty and addressing longstanding inequities. The approach highlights areas of need and leverages community resources so students are healthy, prepared for college and ready to succeed in the workplace and in civic life.