Mental Health Resources
Access to School Site Mental Health Resources
Vista Charter Public Schools is committed to helping families access mental health services for students. For assistance, please contact the school office by calling (213) 224-6800.
Our team can assist you in a number of ways, including:
- Connecting with our School Psychologist and Counselors
- Referrals to outside agencies providing free mental health and counseling services in the Los Angeles area.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) Resources
The LACDMH Help Line serves as the primary entry point for mental health services with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
FOR 24/7 HELP, PLEASE CALL THE HELP LINE AT (800) 854-7771
Services provided by Help Line staff include:
- Access Line for Service Referrals, Crisis Assessments and Field Deployments – available 24/7 (option 1 when calling the Help Line)
- Mental health screening and assessment
- Referral to a service provider
- Crisis counseling
- Mobilizing field response teams
- Linkages to other services and resources
- Emotional Support Warm Line with Trained Active Listeners – available 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (option 2 when calling the Help Line)
- Veteran Line for Mental Health Support and Connection to Veteran Programs – available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (option 3 when calling the Help Line)
Help Lines and Additional Resources
- Crisis Text Line: Text “LA” to 741741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free crisis support via text message.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center closest to your location. Your call will be answered confidentially by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically, work to ensure that you feel safe, and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area.
- Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5990
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
- Trevor Project Lifeline: (800) 788-7386
The TrevorLifeline provides support to LGBTQ youths and allies in crisis or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.
- Substance Abuse Service Helpline: (844) 804-7500
Operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, this hotline provides screening, resources and service referrals regarding substance use disorders.
- 211 LA County: Dial 2-1-1 within Los Angeles County
211 LA County is the hub for all types of health, human and social services in Los Angeles County, providing callers with information and referrals to the services that best meet their needs.
- Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP)
Operated by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness by dispatching homeless outreach teams throughout Los Angeles County.
- L.A. Found: (833) 569-7651 or [email protected]
L.A. Found is a countywide initiative to help locate individuals who wander due to dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism or other cognitive impairing conditions. Watch this video to learn more about L.A. Found.
- Family Urgent Response System (FURS)– call or text 1-833-939-FURS (3877) or visit CAL-FURS.ORG
FURS is a free 24/7/365 hotline for current or former foster youth (up to age 21) and their caregivers to receive phone, text, chat and/or in-person support when needed for any issues, big or small.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): (800) 950-6264
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Emergency Information and After Hours Services
If you need IMMEDIATE help, please call 911.
For a psychiatric emergency, contact one of the following agencies:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-hour (800) 273-8255
- Department of Mental Health 24-hour ACCESS Center (800) 854-7771
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network nctsn.org
- CA Victims Assistance victimcompensation.ca.gov