Mental Health and Emotional Support Resources

Sometimes life can be overwhelming and it can be hard to work through difficult times.  The resources shared were compiled to assist in identifying different strategies for managing emotions.  We hope these tools will provide helpful ideas and supports when life is challenging.

The following resources are for educational purposes and are not intended as mental health intervention or a substitute for mental health treatment.  If you are in need of psychological help seek assistance from a licensed mental health professional.


Formally recognized in June 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed each July and was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States.

Bebe Moore Campbell was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who worked tirelessly to shed light on the mental health needs of the Black community and other underrepresented communities.

People and language evolve, and Mental Health America (MHA) has chosen to remove the word “minority” from our toolkit and will be phasing it out on our materials. Instead, we are using a different designation – BIPOC – that we believe more fairly honors and distinguishes the experiences of Blacks, Indigenous People, and People of Color.

In an effort to continue the visionary work of Bebe Moore Campbell, each year MHA develops a public education campaign dedicated to addressing the needs of BIPOC.

2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month toolkit


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Teen Guide to Mental Health Flyer

Guia Para Adolescentes De Salud y Bienestar Mental


Effects on Child Mental Health

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Helping Children and Families Cope with COVID-19

Talking to Children About COVID-19

  • Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events - The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the crisis and present it in a way that their child can accommodate, adjust to, and cope.
  • How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus - The New York Times offers tips from a pediatrician, psychologists, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and a safety expert on what to tell children about the coronavirus and how to tell them.
  • Talking to Children About COVID-19 - Information from the National Association of School Psychologists on teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection.

RECURSOS EN ESPANOL (Resources in Spanish)


Guía de ayuda para padres y cuidadores para ayudar a las familias a enfrentar la enfermedadCoronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)



*For help with a mental health or life-threatening emergency, call 911

  • Stanislaus County Community Services Response Team
    Access Line:(209) 558-4600
    Available 24 hours, 7 days a week
    Spanish Language Capabilities - Call to access services or request psychiatric evaluation        
  • Stanislaus 2-1-1 - Connecting Stanislaus County Residents to Current Health & Human Services, a program of United Way of Stanislaus County, is a comprehensive information and referral service for Stanislaus County, connecting callers with health and human services information and referrals available to them. 2-1-1 Stanislaus County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 120 languages through phone interpretation services.
  • Stanislaus County Warm Line
    (209) 558-4600
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    Stanislaus County residents can call the Warm Line at (209) 558-4600 when they are:
    • having a hard time making it through the day - but are not in a crisis
    • needing a caring listener to provide effective feedback to help explore options
    • wants some support, assistance and resources toward recovery
    • This is a mental health consumer-run program providing non-crisis intervention, offering peer support, referrals, and shared experiences of hope and recover
  • On-Site Peer Support and Warm Line services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (209) 558-4600 and are funded by Stanislaus County Behavioral Health.

Crisis Hotlines

  • Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. People from anywhere in the US can text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 1 (800) 273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline - Call 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
  • The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace.


Stanislaus County Office of Education Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources - includes resources to support social and emotional learning for students as well as educators to promote the collective healing of our society.

Information for Teens

  • Help A Friend In Need - Practical tips on how to recognize warning signs that a friend might be in emotional distress and need your help.
  • NAMI Child and Adolescent Action Center
  • Brain XP is dedicated to ending the stigma toward other teenagers who suffer from mental health issues.  The site includes the following resources:
    • A 5-Part Coping Skills Series for young people with over 100 coping skills to help students.  A young person only needs to find 1 or 2 coping skills they really enjoy to make their anxiety and isolation more manageable,
    • Brain XP also has positive social media content:  Brain XP Blog and Brain XP Instagram (@brainxpproject).  All of our content is created by teens for other teens, and all of our resources can be accessed online.

Information for Parents and Caregivers

  • California Parent and Youth Helpline - Provides emotional support and referrals for parents and youth both English, Spanish and other languages. Available 8 am-8 pm Monday - Sunday 1-855-427-2736

Apps for Well-Being

  • Calm - Find your calm, sleep more, stress less, and live better.
  • Calm Harm - Manages Self Harm - Free app that provides teens with dozens of ways to derail self harm impulses.  Five-and 15-minute activities and an in-app timer help users turn their attention to healthier ways to handle emotions and manage impulses to hurt themselves.
  • Chill - Mindfulness reminders with daily quotes and inspiration.
  • Clear Fear - provides you with a range of ways to manage the symptoms of anxiety.
  • Happify - App for stress and worry.
  • Headspace - App for meditation and sleep.
  • Insight Timer - App for sleep, anxiety, and stress.
  • Intend - A simple, powerful way to focus your intention, raise awareness, change behavior, and elevate mood.  What do you intend to do today?
  • Mindshift TM CBT - Helps you learn to relax and be mindful develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take change of your anxiety.
  • Peak - Brain training. Reach Peak performance with over 40 unique games, each one developed by neuroscientists and game experts to challenge your cognitive skills and push you further.

Websites for Well-Being

  • Greater Good Science Center - Studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society,
  • UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness - Is a multifaceted program of clinical care, professional training, education, research, and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness into the lives of individuals throughout the healthcare and educational system, including patients, healthcare providers, students, teachers, and businesspeople.


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Key Contacts

Nancee Davis

Director II, Safe and Supportive Schools
Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker, LMFT

Project Coordinator, MTSS