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Emotional Health

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It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a counselor, teacher, trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Just as there are things you can do every day to improve your physical health, you can also support your emotional health and improve your mood by taking simple actions. By doing things such as sleeping well, staying active, eating nutritious foods and taking time to relax, you can feel better and improve your state of mind.

HLPUSD Partner providers

These past few months have been different for everyone.  While most health insurance plans have benefits for mental health, we also have no cost options for students receiving Medi-cal benefits.   The following agencies partner with our district and are accepting referrals:

SPIRITT Family Services: 855-714-8800 (locations in Whittier and El Monte)

Alma Family Services in El Monte 626-279-2530, Walnut 626-965-4463 and Pico Rivera 562-692-1517  

ENKI Health & Research in West Covina 626-974-0770  

Foothill Family Services in Covina 626-993-3000    

USC tele-health services

USC offers a great service that is no charge and is open to anyone in need of services.  This program is called the SAFE-T Program at USC Telehealth. It is a short term program (8 therapy sessions) where patients will be able to receive therapy via phone and/or Zoom.  Contact with info on flyers below or see their website for more info. 

Suicide Prevention Awareness

You are not alone in helping someone in crisis. There are many resources available to assess, treat and intervene. Crisis lines, counselors, intervention programs and more are available to you, as well as to the person experiencing the emotional crisis.

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Love is Louder

Right now, physical distancing and staying safe is the way we show kindness and love to each other. Being apart doesn’t mean we are alone or disconnected. We can use this moment to be more connected than ever. 

The It Gets Better Project - Endless Stream of Inspiring Stories

The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it WILL GET BETTER. 

Half of Us - Do you ever feel like the only person worried about your mental well being or substance use?

This program features and students talking about their personal experiences with mental health and substance use. Half of Us helps young people feel less alone and encourages them to reach out for help.

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Seize the Awkward - Does a friend, classmate or teammate seem to be struggling?

This campaign encourages young people to reach out to friend who may be struggling with mental health problems.

ULifeline - Are you able to discuss mental health?

This online resource center offers students information about emotional health issues and resources available to them. While geared toward the college campus, it's a great resource on emotional health.

Set to Go - Need Help Making the Transition to College?

What is your best option after high school? This program guides students and families through the challenges of transitioning from high school to college and adulthood.

RESOURCES

Looking for resources for other basic needs such as food, housing and health services?

Resource List