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Mental Health & Grief Counseling Resources

Note: The resources listed are not endorsed, recommended, supervised, approved or sponsored by LBUSD. For those referred to programs by the courts, probation and so forth, it is the responsibility of the reader to confirm with the referring agency that the organization chosen is an approved one. The District assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or injury arising from participation in any program. It merely permits the dissemination of this information because of possible interest by students, families, faculty, and the community-at-large.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Access Center 24/7 Helpline; (800) 854-7771; (562) 651-2549 TDD/TTY

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 
(800) 950-6264; Monday-Friday, 10 am to 6 pm ET; Text NAMI TO 741741

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800-799-7233) - For survivors of domestic abuse, staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may further compromise survivors’ safety. The link above provides specific tips for survivors in regards to creating safety plans and reaching out for help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800-273-8255) or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

Pathways Volunteer Hospice 
(562) 531-3031 - Offers a unique grief support program designed specifically for children, teens, their families, and education professionals. If you are in need of grief counseling, please call staff to schedule an intake by phone.

Trevor Project 
(866) 488 -7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA)
Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5990

The LGBTQ Center - Long Beach:
(562) 434-4455. The Center is committed to providing services to the LGBTQ community and approach treatment with an emphasis on trauma, anxiety, and/or depression informed by experiences of external and internalized homo-bi-trans-phobia.

For more resources: Community Resource Guide