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Your years as a teenager, and transition to a young adult, can be exciting but stressful. During this time, the first signs of a mental health concern can show up. If you have noticed any changes in yourself or a friend, and are unsure if they are due to typical life stressors or something more, talk to someone about it. Talking to a trusted adult or professional about your mental health can help contribute to your overall wellbeing and strengthen your support and coping throughout life's tough transitions. Explore the Each Mind Matters resources to find out how you can get connected today.
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.
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.
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
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!