Mental Health Resources
Del Mar has two full-time counselors available to assist with any socioemotional needs our students and families have. Counseling is a process which is designed to guide students and families deal with concerns and issues that are happening in their daily lives. Such issues can have a toll on the student's academic performance and we want to support them during difficult times. Everything that is talked about in the counseling session will be confidential, unless the content has falls under mandated reporting laws.
Please feel free to contact your counselor for an appointment or questions you may have.
Below are a list of resources for students and families. For more information, please contact your counselor.
- Teenager's Guide to Depression
- Parents' Guide to Suicide Prevention
- How to Cope with Grief as a Student
- Suicide Prevention Guidelines Sheet
- Children and Adolescents and Depression
LA County Department of Mental Health ACCESS – 24/7 – administration and coordination of all mental health and law enforcement mobile response services in the event of a critical incident, including Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams (PMRT) and School Threat Assessment Response Teams (START). These teams respond to schools, offices and homes. – (800) 854-7771
LA County INFO Line (24-hour hotline) – for community resources and information within Los Angeles County. – 211
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24-hour hotline) – a crisis line for individual who are contemplating, threatening, or attempting suicide, including their family and friends. – (800) 273-TALK (800) 273-8255 or Text HELLO to 741741
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) Helpline – for individuals or families experiencing issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. – (888) 735-2488
Suicide Prevention Crisis Line (24-hour hotline) – a 24-hour crisis line for individuals who are contemplating, threatening, or attempting suicide, including their family and friends. – (877) 7-CRISIS or (877) 727-4747
Teen Line (6pm – 10pm PST) – a hotline for teens operated by teens. (800) TLC-TEEN or (800) 852-8336
Trevor Project (24-hour hotline) – providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, www.trevorproject.org. – (866) 488-7386