Youth Wellness Guide

We recognize that youth mental health is an urgent issue where care is needed most right now. Empathy is a gift we also need to give ourselves before we can help others. Below is an easy list of our favorite links to tools that will help you and your loved ones.

As a reminder, these links are not medical advice. If you are in crisis, dial 911, or, if you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text START to 741-741, or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.


How do you know if you or a loved one needs help?

Quickly learn the five signs of emotional suffering.

Do you want to know how to talk to youth about feelings, thoughts and managing emotions?

This bilingual site features evidence-based videos with real kids to teach mental health skills. Sections for elementary, middle and high school ages for students, parents and teachers.

Do you want to know more information about Substance Use Disorder?

RAM and Above the Influence are some of the resources empowering young people to recognize and face the influences around them, including the pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Do you wish you knew what to say to someone who is struggling? 

Take this self-paced, bilingual course and certificate in less than two hours and learn the five Golden Rules for helping someone with their mental health.


Going to college next year? That change can be tough.

Use these tools to help you prepare including what to talk about with your friends, a “Right Fit” quiz to use when choosing a school, and what to know about transitioning any care you have now.

Wish you could just talk to someone your age about what you’re going through?

When you text TEEN to 839863 or call the Teen Line, a trained, volunteer teen will be there to listen to you, without judging you or telling you what to do.

Is there an app for that?

There is! Teen Talk is a free, anonymous app you can download to get support from trained teens  5pm – 10pm PT every night. You can also post 24/7 and they will respond when they come online. 

Have another question or issue?

Try this local virtual teen center- it’s easy to select any issue you’re facing including relationships, stress, procrastination, harm prevention, addiction and more. View videos with ideas from real teens.  

Need help finding a counselor or other treatment?

Several local school districts including Torrance Unified School District and Redondo Beach Unified School District use this powerful online tool to help students and family members find care providers in minutes. Answer quick questions about the issue you have, whether or not you have insurance and how far you will travel, to get connected.

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