Mental Health & Wellness Resources
Wellness Wednesday 1.25.23
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Below are some resources provided by FVSD's Support Services team of School Counselors and School Psychologists, which may be helpful for students and families.
Coping with Trauma
Coping with Stress
- Calming Strategies
- Whole Child Counseling Resources
- Tools for Self-Care: Self-care Toolkit at Gritx.org
- Tips for Managing Stress
- Coping Strategies
- 30 Activities to Support Emotional Health
Care Solace Support
CareSolace is an online resource meant to assist individuals with finding local counseling-related services. To use CareSolace, individuals answer ten basic questions in order to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers.
CareSolace takes into account all types of private insurance, as well as Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare when generating lists of referrals. If uninsured, CareSolace will also identify nearby care providers that allow individuals to pay out-of-pocket for services. CareSolace is available for use by FVSD students, families, and staff at no cost. Please note that this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. CareSolace does not require a user's name, address, phone number, or date of birth. Please use this link to reach out to CareSolace.
Middle School Counselors
FVSD Middle School Counselors are available to provide students with academic, social/emotional, and college and career support. Contact your Middle School Counselor via email by clicking on their name below:
Middle School Guidance Techs
FVSD Middle School Guidance Techs are available to provide students with support in the areas of attendance, academic and organizational support, as well as homework completion.
If immediate assistance is needed, do not wait for a response from these FVSD resources. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. Also, see the following emergency resources below.
Community Health Partners
As a reminder, please access your regular mental health care provider for support. If you have private insurance, consider calling your carrier for a referral list that matches your child's needs.
For those that are seeking alternatives, the following online therapy options are available:
The above list is not a comprehensive list of providers in Orange County and is not a formal referral from FVSD. Please use discretion in selecting a mental health provider. Click on the link for additional community support and resources.
- Fountain Valley Police Department: 714-593-4485 (non-emergency line)
- Huntington Beach Police Department: 714-960-8811 (non-emergency line)
- OC Links: 855-625-4657
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or dial 988
- Crisis Assessment Team (mobile county team): 866-830-6011
- California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
- Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741
- Didi Hirsch Mental Health 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-877-727-4747
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing Text Support: text HEARME to 839863
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress during natural or human-caused disasters. This national hotline is dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress. The toll-free, multi-lingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Mental Health Resources Available through Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
Children's Hospital of Orange County is an excellent source of information about how best to support the mental health of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Informational resources provided by CHOC include multiple online articles, blogs, and webinars accessible through these links:
- Supporting Kids During COVID-19 with Dr. Sharrone Herbert
Additional resources provided by CHOC include: