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​​​​​​​​​Take Action for Mental Health​​​

As part of California’s ongoing mental health movement, the Take Action for Mental Health campaign is designed to help you check in, learn more, and get support for your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about.​​


GritX is an online and app-based interactive mental health and wellness resource created for youth and young adults. Through innovative and engaging technology, youth can learn about and practice evidence-based health and wellness skills using reflection tools, self-care strategies, coping techniques, and resources to support and strengthen social and emotional wellbeing. 

Know the Signs

Pain isn't always obvious, and for some, it feels too difficult to talk about. Even though the warning signs of someone experiencing mental health related pain can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation, and where to turn for help, you can have the power to make a difference. Learn more about the signs, how to start the conversation, and where to reach out for support on the Know the Signs website.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Orange County (NAMI-OC)

The mission of NAMI-OC is to provide emotional support, education, and resources to Orange County teens, young adults, and families in need. They provide free educational programs, support groups, and events to address all aspects of mental health. Visit NAMI-OC's website or follow them on social media to learn more.

The OC Warmline - Emotional Support & Resources 24/7

The OC WarmLine is a free and confidential telephone service provided by NAMI-OC that offers emotional support and resources to Orange County residents, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you, a family member, or friend are experiencing a mental health concern, or need someone who can help connect you to the right resources, the OC WarmLine can help. ​

  • Call or text: (714) 991-6412

  • Toll Free: (877)-910-9276​

RESET Toolbox

The Orange County Department of Education has partnered with Western Youth Services and Children's Hospital or Orange County to develop a free, online mental health toolbox that includes self-paced trainings, apps and resources.  The RESET (Resilience:  Essential Social Emotional Trainings) Toolbox provides educators, school/district administrators, parents/caregivers, students, community members, and youth-serving organizations with resources to support anxiety reduction, resiliency building and the promotion of healthy coping strategies in children and teens.  Visit the RESET Toolbox website to learn more today!

Orange County Student Mental Health Resource Directory ​​​​

The Orange County Student Mental Health Resource Directory (RD) is designed to be a one-stop-shop for all K-12 student mental health stakeholders in Orange County, including students, educators, school-based mental health professionals, and parents/caregivers.  The directory includes listings of local providers and tools, tips, and mental health teaching and learning materials, as well as archives of a monthly newsletter called The HUB. The newsletter includes resources and information about local efforts to promote student mental health and wellness, connect with others in the field, and follow the latest news and research.

There is a wealth of materials that can be used by educators for mental health-related activities, ranging from using mindfulness in the classroom to identifying and referring students who are experiencing mental health challenges.  Many resources have been developed by the RD team in response to resource requests from those in the Orange County student mental health field. This initiative is funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) and developed and maintained by the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS).

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