Social Emotional Counseling

Counseling and Mental Health Resources

How to Get Help for My Child

Teens are not immune to the effects of stressors in their environment. Just like adults, they can struggle to cope with various challenges, whether within the family, school, or community. These stressors can range from major life events like divorce or the loss of a loved one to ongoing issues like bullying and other social issues.
When teens experience these stressors, they may exhibit mood or behavior changes as a way of responding to the emotional strain. Without adequate coping skills and support, these emotions can manifest in ways that impact their performance at school and their interactions at home. Parents and educators must recognize these signs and provide them with the necessary support and resources to help them navigate through difficult times. Teaching teens healthy coping mechanisms can equip them with the tools they need to manage stress and build resilience in the face of adversity.


For further information on counseling services contact:
Jovanna Shummon
Port of Los Angeles High School 
310-832-9201 x221
Parents, looking for mental health workshops and services? Visit the "Mental Health for Parents" page under the "Parents" tab.


Care Solace
Click the link ( to visit the Port of Los Angeles High School's Families Connected youth wellness page. If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Port of Los Angeles High School. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.
If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
  • Call 888-515-0595 (available 24/7/365)
  • Search on your own OR click "Book Appointment for assistance by video chat, email, or phone via
Si usted o un miembro de su familia está buscando ayuda con la salud mental o el uso de sustancias, Care Solace puede ayudarlo a encontrar rápidamente opciones de tratamiento que se ajusten a sus necesidades, independientemente de las circunstancias. Care Solace es un servicio gratuito y confidencial proporcionado a los estudiantes, el personal y sus familias por la Escuela Preparatoria Port of Los Ángeles. El equipo de Care Solace está disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, 365 días del año y se le puede ayudar en cualquier idioma.Si desea utilizar Care Solace para encontrar un proveedor:Llame al 888-515-0595 (disponible 24/7/365)
Busque por su cuenta O haga clic en "Reservar cita" para recibir asistencia por video
chat, correo electrónico o teléfono a través de


Care Solace - Care Match Video


South Bay Families Connected
Click the link ( to visit the Port of Los Angeles High School's Families Connected youth wellness page. This resource was created for our community by South Bay Families Connected (SBFC). We hope the resources, videos, and educational material provided on this page will support our community as we work together in our shared vision of empowering all students to thrive and stay on a healthy path to maturity. This project aligns with our mission of educating and inspiring our students to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential as citizens in the 21st Century.

Student and Parent Mental Health Resources


September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - Elitecare Emergency Hospital
988 (24 hours a day)
Know the Signs
Information on warning signs for suicide, how to start a conversation with someone you are concerned about, and crisis resources.
Como Escribir Objetivos de Aprendizaje
Films made by teens regarding suicide prevention and mental health. Talk to an adult at your school about bringing Directing Change to your school.
Crisis and suicide prevention resources for LGBTQ+ youth, support center with answers to frequently asked questions and information about upcoming events.
Safe LA
National Human Trafficking Resources
Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It is a crime! Hotlines are toll-free, anonymous and confidential.
Call 1-888-7888 or The California Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) at 1-888-KEY-2FRE(EDOM) or 1-888-539-2373
Information and referrals for counseling, emergency shelters, financial assistance, crisis hotlines, rape crisis and domestic violence:
DIAL 211 (24 hours a day) From outside Los Angeles 1-800-339-6993
Mental Health America LA
Information about mental health topics, mental health screenings, resources for finding help and ways to get involved.
Learn about warning signs and symptoms for mental health conditions, find support and learn ways to get involved.
Take Action for Mental Health
Information about mental health, stories of individuals experiencing a  mental health challenge, mental health resources, and ways to get involved.
Information about mental health, stories of individuals experiencing a mental health challenge, tools for talking to people in your life about mental health, and information about starting a mental health awareness club.
Information about anxiety, how to cope with anxiety, talking to your parents, and what to ask a therapist.
Information about eating disorders, screening tools, and resources for getting help.
LA County substance abuse hotline 1(844) 804-7500
Founded in 1980 to help adolescents address their problems through a confidential peer hotline and community outreach program.
1-310-855-4673 or 1-800-852-8336
Text "TEEN" to 839863



Activities and ideas to help manage the urge to self-harm.

Meditations for different topics including stress, anxiety, self-esteem, and sleep.

Meditations for different topics including stress, anxiety, relationships, and sleep.

Create a plan for staying safe and reaching out to others when you’re having thoughts of suicide.

Improve your mood with fun activities and games, practice relaxation, and keep track of your progress.