Connecting OC Students and Families to Mental Health Supports

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Student Mental Health Resources

The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) has partnered with the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) to help educators, school staff, school administrators, coaches, families, and youth find tools and providers to support mental health and wellness for K-12 students.

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Search Our Resource Directory

Browse tools, information, and other resources to learn more about children’s, youth, and school mental health.

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Providers and Programs

Find Orange County mental health and wellness therapists, organizations, and programs that support children, youth, and families in our region.

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Print and Delivery Service for Resource Directory Materials

The OC Student Mental Health Resource Directory has a variety of multilingual materials available to school sites, at no cost.

What is the Orange Folder Initiative?

The Orange Folder is a tool to help promote early identification, intervention, and timely access to services for students who may be experiencing mental health challenges. To learn more, watch this brief video.

OC Student Mental Health “Open Houses”

30-minute sessions focused on specific topics and highlighted resources for Orange County youth, families, and schools to thrive despite ongoing challenges.



Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Training

This community training is intended for adults in Orange County and provides an overview of suicide prevention including the nature of suicide, suicide related statistics, suicide risk factors, and warning signs.


Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Didi Hirsch Clinical Suicide Prevention Training

This clinical training is recommended for individuals who work in any clinical capacity such as mental health, medical, or educational setting. Participants will learn about warning signs, risk assessment, suicide intervention model, safety planning, and transfer of care.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Didi Hirsch Capacitacion para la Prevención del Suicidio para Adultos

Esta capacitacion comunitaria está diseñada para adultos y ofreceuna visión general de la prevención del suicidio. Los participantes aprenden sobre la naturaleza del suicidio, las estadísticas relacionadas con el suicidio, los factores de riesgo de suicidio y la identificación de invitaciones.*