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Mental Health & Wellness: Support and Resources


OCDE Bullying Prevention program offers a Cyberbullying and Digital Drama workshop for parents that is currently available online in a self-guided format. The presentation was developed using curriculum from Common Sense Education and consists of three brief modules: 1. What is Cyberbullying, 2. What Do I Need to Look Out for as a Parent, and 3. How Can I Help My Child with Preventing and Dealing With Cyberbullying? 

Participants will learn about:

1. What cyberbullying looks like

2. How cyberbullying affects youth

3. Warning signs to watch for

4. How to access available resources 

5. Strategies for preventing and addressing cyberbullying 

6. How families can be a positive influence

Due to COVID-19, kids are spending a lot of time online and it is a good opportunity for us to remind students about safety and digital citizenship. If you are interested, below is a direct link to the self-guided online workshop:

Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Parent Workshop

We are very pleased to announce that the Orange County Department of Education has released a NEW set of "Resilience Resources" for Families, Schools and Communities. Please see the RESET Toolbox information below: 


Resilience Toolbox for Families, Schools & CommunitiesThe RESET Toolbox is full of resources to minimize anxiety and build resilience in children and teens. These online trainings are offered at no-cost and support K-12 Students, Teachers/School Administrators, Parents/Caregivers, and Community Members.

In partnership with Governor Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. recently launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to the Coronavirus to provide free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth in any language via calls, text, live chat and email. The California Parents & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8:00AM-8:00PM. Parents can Join a Weekly Online Support Group NOW through the website: In this confidential setting, parents can address their underlying concerns and build resiliency to strengthen their family.


Given the stress and anxiety many families are experiencing during this pandemic, parents may contact the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Support Groups, which are FREE and a valuable resource for Parents, Caregivers, Children and Youth.

In partnership with Orange County Department of Education, please see our mental health consultation support services that CHOC is offering at this time. The CHOC Psychiatric Consultation Line for Schools (CPCL-S) is a phone consultation service provided by CHOC that is available to school personnel (teachers, nurses, counselors, school psychologists and social workers, administrators) who need mental health and behavioral guidance. 

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The Orange County Department of Education is pleased to share valuable tips, guides, webinars, and trainings available to staff, students and parents to support identifying and addressing the needs of groups affected by suicide.

Tipsheets and Infographics

Pages and Resources

Help for Students in Crisis Web page This page contains important hotlines, text lines, and resources for students who are having difficulty coping or just want to talk. It is important to communicate these lines are not only for crisis, but they can also be used by anyone who needs to talk, by parents/guardians who are concerned about their children, or anyone who is not sure how about behaviors they are seeing or experiencing.

Parent Brochure English: This printable brochure includes questions parents can ask themselves to assess if their teen might be at risk of suicide and actions to take. Tips on raising resilient teens as well as resources are provided.

Resources for Elementary Level Students: Resources to support mental well-being of younger students.

Resources for High Priority Populations: Resources to support mental well-being of high risk populations as identified in California Education Code Section 215.


Webinars and Guides

Teen Mental Health Guide English and Spanish Provides resources, information for taking care of their own and their friends’ mental health and 10 self-care strategies for teens



LivingWorks Start Online Suicide Prevention Training for middle and high school staff and students: This 90-minute online suicide prevention training to help build skills to reduce youth suicides.

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Trainings: The course teaches youth-serving adults (administrators, teachers, nurses, counselors, coaches, secretaries, campus monitors, yard supervisors, registrars, lunch staff, bus drivers, and leaders of faith communities, law enforcement, parents, and youth employers, etc.) how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth.


For the month of January and as a part of our Wellness Wednesday initiative, Orange County GRIP is providing resources to everyone on encouraging ourselves and managing our emotions. It's a fun game that can be played by yourself and/or with others at home. Thank you OC GRIP for these parent resources.


Pencil Flipping Challenge


Indoor Exercises



The California Department of Education, San Diego County Office of Education, and LivingWorks would like to invite middle and high school staff and students in California to complete the 90 minute LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention Online Training Program. This online training program helps participants learn to recognize when a young person might be experiencing emotional distress or having thoughts of suicide, and teaches them how support and connect them to professional help. Youth who complete the LivingWorks Start Program will be empowered to recognize behaviors in others that could indicate emotional distress or thoughts of suicide and know how to connect them to professional help. Community Service Credits are also available to those students who complete the training.


Please access the training using the information below

Please use this link:


Registration Code: Orange


This training is provided to you at no cost as a result of AB 1808 California Education Code Section 216 and meets the requirements of AB2246 California Education Code Section 215. The training is available on a first come first serve basis to all middle and high schools in California and should be completed within the first 30 days of enrollment. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Monica Nepomuceno, MSW, Education Programs Consultant from the California Department of Education (CDE) via email



BPSD in partnership with OCDE is would like to share information regarding an upcoming free webinar and Facebook Live event: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to DoThis free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their child, actions to take if their child is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources. The webinar is provided in partnership with CalMHSA, the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. 


In English:

April 7, 2021 at 5 to 6 p.m.

To register:

Or join the live stream event here:

MIND OUT LOUD - Free student event to support mental health


Please see the free student virtual event hosted by Wellness Together.

In addition, if you click through the resources link, you will have access to various tools and websites from Mind Out Loud for students, parents/guardians and staff to access.