Social Emotional Counseling

Counseling and Mental Health Resources
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.


How to Get Help for My Child

Like adults, children can experience environmental stress in school, the community and at home (e.g. Divorce, death of a loved one, community violence, school or home transitions, bullying, etc.). These stressors can often lead to changes in your child’s mood and/or behavior.  Without healthy coping skills, the emotions caused by stressors children are facing can result in challenges at school and in the home. 

Signs to look for:

• Changes in mood, behavior,
  or appearance

• Low grades

• Not wanting to attend school
  or skipping class

• Low motivation

• Irritable/easily angered

• Feelings of sadness and

• Difficulty concentrating

• Changes in appetite or sleep

• Aggressive behaviors

• Loss of interest in activities
  that are enjoyable

• Feeling overly worried

What to do:

• Contact the support staff at your child’s school for help with linkage to counseling services

• Apply for mental health services through one of several LAUSD Wellness Centers.

• Access or call 211 for additional information on counseling services.





Student and Parent Mental Health Resources

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
Mental Health America LA
Information about mental health topics, mental health screenings, resources for finding help and ways to get involved.
Crisis and suicide prevention resources for LGBTQ+ youth, support center with answers to frequently asked questions and information about upcoming events.
Learn about warning signs and symptoms for mental health conditions, find support and learn ways to get involved.
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.
Films made by teens regarding suicide prevention and mental health. Talk to an adult at your school about bringing Directing Change to your school.
Information about anxiety, how to cope with anxiety, talking to your parents, and what to ask a therapist.
Information on warning signs for suicide, how to start a conversation with someone you are concerned about, and crisis resources.
Information about eating disorders, screening tools, and resources for getting help.
1-800-273-8255 (24 hours a day)
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
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.