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Mental Health Support

If you need mental health support, start by talking to your academic counselor first.
Your academic counselor can talk with you about your needs and make a referral for additional support to the appropriate school or community provider.
Common reasons students ask for help:
  • Stress
  • Problems with friends/family/relationships
  • Safety concerns (self & others)
  • Feelings of anxiety or depression

How to talk to your Academic Counselor

If you are in need of mental health support, ask your teacher for a note to the Counseling Office. In the Counseling Office, you can complete a "Request to See Counselor" form.
  • If your concern is not urgent, you can mark "Personal Concerns" or "Other." Your Academic Counselor will call you to the office as soon as possible.
  • If your concern is urgent, you should mark "Mental concerns that need immediate response" and hand the form directly to an adult in the office. They will let your counselor know you need to talk right away.
  • You can also notify any adult on campus for assistance.

PSW (Psychiatric Social Worker) Counselors

Students can be referred to see a PSW Counselor by talking with their Academic Counselor. Our PSW Counselors provide mental health consultation and socio-emotional support to the school community.
Ms. Karla Alvarado-Goldberg (Ella, She)
Psychiatric Social Worker, LCSW
Ms. Berenfeld (She, Ella)
Psychiatric Social Worker, LCSW

Mental Health Support Off-Campus

If you need immediate help, call or text 988 (the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline) or 911. For a psychiatric emergency, contact the Department of Mental Health ACCESS Center (open 24/7) at (800) 854-7771.
Students and families can complete a self-referral for Mental Health Services through an LAUSD Wellness Center using this link: LAUSD SHHS Self-Referral
Additional resources can be found by clicking the following link: LAUSD School Mental Health Website
Teen Line is a teen-to-teen support and crisis hotline.
You can talk about any issue that may be bothering you, such as relationships, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, or loneliness. All conversations are confidential; the only exception is if you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others.
Call: (800) 852-8336 (6 PM - 10 PM PST)
Text: TEEN to 839863 (6 PM - 9 PM PST)
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The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. One accepting adult decreases the risk of suicide by 40% for LGBTQ young people. The Trevor Project provides LGBTQ youth with 24/7 crisis counseling via phone, text, and chat.
Call: (866) 488 - 7386 (24/7)
Text: START to 678-678 (24/7)
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