Social Emotional Resources and Support
Social Emotional Counselors
At Value Schools, we understand the importance of fostering emotional well-being for our students and staff. That's why we offer counseling services to provide a supportive and confidential space for individuals to discuss their feelings and receive valuable strategies for coping.
Our counseling experts are here to assist students, parents, and teachers alike. We believe that Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a crucial component of academic success. Through SEL, we empower our students and staff with the essential skills and tools needed to effectively manage their emotions both within and beyond the classroom environment.
To learn more about our social-emotional counselors and the services they provide at each school, click on their names below. They will help you access mental health services and inquire about referrals to external mental health agencies.
Ms. Jessica Ramirez
Central City Value
Ms. Nancy Lopez
Ms. Casey Gold
University Prep Value
Prioritizing Mental Health and Wellbeing
Are you or someone you know experiencing emotional challenges? Here are some signs to watch out for:
- Are you feeling sad, lonely, anxious, or depressed?
- Do you regularly have negative thoughts?
- Are you unable to control your emotions?
- Do you rely on smoking or drugs to feel better?
- Do you harm yourself?
- Do you just want to be alone?
Mental Health Resources and Help Lines
If you or someone you know needs support outside of school, consider reaching out to the following organizations. In case of immediate danger, call 911.
- Crisis Text Line: Text “TALK” to 741741
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call/text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org/chat
- 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Hablan Español): 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
- 24-hour California Youth Crisis Hotline (Hablan Español): 1-800-843-5200
- 24-hour Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ youth: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
- 24-hour California "Warmline" for non-emergency emotional support: 1-855-854-7415
- LA County Dept. of Mental Health: 1-800-854-7771 or Text "LA" to 741741
Additional Services and Mindfulness and Self-Care
Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is crucial. Here are some self-care tips:
- Maintain a consistent sleep schedule.
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables while staying hydrated.
- Engage in activities you enjoy, whether it's listening to music, dancing, drawing, or talking to a friend.
- Visit the calming room or GritX, a mental health and wellness resource.
- Expand your knowledge and make healthier choice by visiting Teen's Health.
- Take care of your body, by taking deep breaths, stretching or meditating.