Need a trusted adult to share a current struggle or problem – either for you or a friend? Talk to a school counselor, teacher, coach, or other trusted adult.
If you are feeling weighed down, and don’t know what to do, there are great resources available, and people ready to help.
CRISIS TEXT LINE is a free, 24/7 support for people in crisis. Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line is powered by over 3,800 volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely. Apply to be a volunteer.
TEEN LINE ONLINE – Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? Call – 1-800-843-5200 or text TEEN to 839863 (between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm). Get info on a variety of teen issues or visit the teen message board.
There’s local help available for substance use and mental health services for those lacking the finances to pay:
Family Resource Centers – for services for children and families from bilingual staff
CHEC Family Resource Center – In San Juan Capistrano, call 949-489-7742
SOC Family Resource Center – In Lake Forest, call 949-364-0500
Wellness & Prevention Center – In San Clemente, call 949-680-0516, for services to students and families attending school in San Clemente
Western Youth Services – In Laguna Hills, call (949) 855-1556, for services for children and families from bilingual staff.