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For Youth and Young Adults

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The websites below have tools to help you take care of your mental health. Whether it is through breathing techniques, stress management or other skills, you must learn the importance of self-care.


Tools for Kids - Visit the KidsHealth.org website and click on the "for Kids" dropdown menu to explore topics including Feelings, Relax & Unwind Center, and many more.

Tools for Teens - Visit the KidsHealth.org website and click on the "for Teens" dropdown menu to explore topics including Mind, Stress & Coping Center, and many more.


The Young Adult and Family Center is located on the campus of the University of California at San Francisco. Their mission is to provide adolescents and young adults with the highest levels of mental health care, so they can become their most authentic selves, with a love of life and a deep connection to others and the world around them. We inspire grit, teach them how to find resilience, and to tell their own stories, their own way. The interactive website Gritx.org allows you to discover, explore, and get support.

DISCOVER: Self-Care Toolkit, Catch Your Breath, Skills Studio, Self-Interview

EXPLORE: Sketchbook, Journal, Grit Xpeditions, and coming soon Grit Stories


This website provides youth with resources to Link Up with many local resources if you need to find help, if you or a loved one is in crisis please call the Access & Crisis Line at 888.724.7240. Read Up to learn more on mental health and mental illness. Listen Up to other San Diegans personal stories to know you are not alone!

The Trevor Project

The Trevor ProjectThe Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text. Watch the 16 minute film Trevor written by James Lecesne and produced by Peggy Rajski and Randy Stone. Visit the Trevor Support Center, a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more!

How to Help a Friend

The websites below provide information, guides, and supports when concerned about a friend and their mental health.


The website UP2SD.ORG includes support information to help others, tips to help a friend and conversation starters. Support systems are so important to help a friend through their mental health challenges. You can be the one who can make a difference.

Just one friend can make a difference


Click to download the Student Guide to Mental Health to help you with recognizing the warning signs, starting the conversation, offering support, being a friend, and getting advice.


The Students Speaking Out Program has an anonymous tip line, a mobile app, and a website to help students speak out against criminal or suspicious activity. Their message to students is that your voice can make a difference. When you know about illegal or dangerous activity taking place; tell someone. Your voice might save a life, stop a crime, or get help for someone in need. If you see something, say something! Use the website, download the P3 App (for itunes or android), or call 888-580-8477 to report an incident or express your concern. Our district wide Students Speaking Out campaign in collaboration with School Police challenged our high school students, enrolled in CCTE Video Production courses, to create Public Service Announcements (PSA). Watch our student created PSAs that were honored by San Diego County Crime Stoppers.