Well Being / Mental Health Resources

What You Should Know About Returning to the Dentist During COVID-19

Professional Support    

Community Counseling and Supportive Services (714) 645-8000
The National Parent Helpline is available Monday-Friday from 10:00AM to 7:00PM at 1-855-4A Parent (1-855-427-2736)
The Child Mind Institute is open and available for you and your child during this crisis. Expert clinicians can do telehealth evaluations and treatment for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders and learning disorders.
OCLinks OCLinks is an information and referral phone and online chat service to help navigate the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) system within the Health Care Agency for the County of Orange. Callers are connected to clinical Navigators who are knowledgeable in every program within the BHS system. 855-OC-LINKS (855-625-4657) or (714) 834-2332 (TDD)
NAMI warm line is a free and confidential service open to all OC residents providing emotional support and resources. Calling or texting available (877) 910-WARM or (877) 910-9276
– Línea de Asistencia NAMI:  brindan apoyo emocional y recursos de lunes a viernes entre las 10am – 6pm. Llame al 1-800-950-6264.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
The Crisis Text Line – text anywhere in the US to be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Personal Empowerment

COVID-19 Parental Resource Kit: Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being to help support parents, caregivers, and other adults serving children and young people in recognizing children and young people’s social, emotional, and mental health challenges and helping to ensure their well-being
The RESET Toolbox a collection of trainings and resources that build resilience to help the kids and families of Orange County cope with living with COVID-19.
Tips for Supporting Yourself During the Pandemic
En Español
Tips for Helping Your Child During the Pandemic
-En Español
You And   New app to equip K-12 youth with resilience and mental health resources
Why Self Care is Essential to Parenting From the Child Mind Institute, an article highlighting the importance of self-care for parents caring for children with intense needs.
How To Care For Your Kids’ Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers (En Español)
Yoga With Adriene Free YouTube yoga classes.
SAM (Self Anxiety Management) app  This app can help you manage anxiety by helping you be aware of your triggers and understand your thoughts and behavior better.
Virtual Grief Workshop is a weekly workshop where we’ll talk about what you can expect to experience as you and those around you grieve; we’ll anticipate changes that may lie ahead; and, most importantly, you’ll have an opportunity to create a plan that can make this difficult time more comfortable.
Ways to Hold our Children through Collective Crisis and Grief
Make a Mindfulness Jar or Calming Timeout Timer  via PBS mindfulness tool that can help both adults and children relax and calm down
Belly Breathing Practice via PBS, an animated video explaining how to belly breathe
Building Resilience in Troubled Times: A Guide for Parents  From The Center for the Study of Social Policy Families, this brochure provides tips for parents to draw on their own strengths and build a network of support to better help their children to thrive.
Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Tip Sheets
20 Apps to Combat Stress and Anxiety for adults and students.
Childhood Stress: The Ultimate Guide for Parents 
COVID-19: 24/7 Parenting  Proven parenting tips and activities for all ages in100 languages. Includes a mobile app option.