HEAD Altus Schools | HELP, HOTLINE, CRISES RESOURCES
 
 

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If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away.

- Call 911 for emergency services.

- Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

- Ask a family member or friend to help you make these calls or take you to the hospital.

If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) any time of day or night or chat online.

 

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, visit Alliance of Hope to find support resources.

 

If you are grieving the death of a loved one who served, you can contact the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) at 800-959-8277.

  • For student health concerns,  please contact our Head School Nurse:

  • For mental health resources and referrals please contact our School Social Worker:

  • For general student resources and referrals  please contact our Administrator of Special Instructional Services:

Help, Hotlines, and Crises Intervention

HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

If you notice any of the behaviors noted on this website/page, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 for specialized victim services referrals or to report the situation.

BULLYING:

StopBullying.gov: A national organization dedicated to stop bullying on all fronts. Includes a “Get Help Now” section.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center: Bullying prevention and support.
Stomp Out Bullying: A national organization working toward bullying prevention. Includes a “Get Help Now” section and hotline.

DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE:

Healthy Relationship Quiz: LoveIsRespect.Org. Is your significant other treating you with respect? Does your relationship show signs of abusive behavior? Check with this helpful quiz.
Are You a Good Boyfriend or Girlfriend? Quiz: LoveIsRespect.Org. Are you a caring and supportive partner? Check your behavior with this quiz.
TheHotline.Org: Find immediate help for dating or domestic abuse.
Love is Respect: Information about dating violence/abuse, as well as immediate help and support.
That’sNotCool.com: Support and forums for and by teens about dating, good communication, and respect.
Information for Teens: WomensLaw.Org. Understand what teen dating violence can look like, how to help a friend, and how to find help for yourself.
San Diego Domestic Violence Council: Find help locally.
Becky’s House with YWCA San Diego: Find immediate help and shelter to escape domestic abuse. Includes a 24-Hour hotline to get help now.
Victim Resources for Domestic Violence: San Diego Police Department. The SDPD shows what your options are regarding finding legal help, pressing criminal charges, and staying safe from an abuser.
Center for Community Solutions –San Diego: Support and treatment for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as resources for prevention. Includes section for getting help now.
Pandora’s Project: For teen survivors of rape & sexual abuse.
RAINN – Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network: Includes hotline and resources for getting help now.
Bulletins for Teens: Sexual Assault: National Center for Victims of Crime. Information about sexual assault, including how to get help for you or a friend.
SASS – Sexual Assault Support Services: Includes a 24-Hour hotline, how to get help for you or a friend, and support resources.

DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM, AND SUICIDE PREVENTION:

“4 Facts About Teen Depression and How Parents Can Help”: PsychCentral. Learn what parents and other trusted adults can do for teens with depression
“5 Ways to Fight Depression”: TeensHealth.Org. Learn basic strategies for managing mild depression.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24-Hour hotline and help.
Preventing Youth Suicide – Tips for Parents and Educators: National Association of School Psychologists. Understand warning signs and how to address depression/suicide in a conversation with teens.
Teen Depression: A Guide for Teenagers: HelpGuide.Org. How to help yourself or a friend.
SAFE Alternatives – Self-Abuse Finally Ends: Resources and support to end self-harm.

EATING DISORDERS:

NEDA – National Eating Disorders Association: Find help and support for eating disorders, as well as educational resources.
EDRC – Eating Disorders Resource Center: Educational resources about eating disorders.
“Eating Disorders”: NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health. Information about signs, symptoms, treatment, and support.
ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Includes a helpline and a section for getting help now, as well as educational materials.

GANG INVOLVEMENT:

Gangfree.org: A national organization dedicated to ending youth gang involvement.
Parents’ Guide to Gangs: National Gang Center. Educational resources for parents.

LGBTQIA RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR TEENS:

Matthew’s Place: An online community by and for LGBTQ youth.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: A national organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT students in all school systems.
The Trevor Project: Dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBT teens. Includes 24-Hour hotline.
PFLAG- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Support, education, and resources for LGBT teens and their allies.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Orange County Behavioral Health – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Outpatient Clinics
Riverside County Substance Abuse Program
San Bernardino County – Alchohol and Drug Service Providers List (pdf)
San Bernardino County Alcohol and Drug Services
San Diego County Alcohol and Drug Services
The Partnership at Drugfree.Org: How to prevent drug use, intervene, and find support.
NIDA for Teens – National Institute on Drug Abuse: Learn more about the influence of drugs on your body, and find educational resources for parents and educators.

WOMEN’S HEALTH, PREGNANCY, AND TEEN PARENTING:

Teen Options at San Diego Youth Services: Services for pregnant and parenting teens.
San Diego Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (SANDAPP): Learn about how to be an effective parent from a San Diego Unified School District parenting program.
California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
StayTeen.org: Resources for teens, including help for dating violence, pregnancy prevention, and healthy relationships.

CONTACT

10170 Huennekens Street

San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 678-2020

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