As part of the MHSOAC’s School Mental Health Initiative, they have released of Every Young Heart and Mind: Schools as Centers of Wellness, a plan for transforming California’s K-12 schools into centers for wellness. The report is part of a portfolio of activities focused on young Californians that includes the Triage and Mental Health Student Service Act grants; Striving for Zero, the state suicide prevention strategic plan; the youth empowerment activities and youth drop-in centers; and the ongoing work to fortify strategic investments in prevention and early intervention services.
Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country.
This article provides information about gender identity and how families can support transgender and gender diverse youth.
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25. This article is about supporting black LGBTQ youth in the context of social protest and police violence. The topics include processing common feelings, tips on self-care, and supporting black youth.
Written with the help of LGBTQ teens across California, this booklet includes descriptions of common mental health challenges, myths and facts, ways to handle stressful or difficult situations, real stories of others who have been through tough times, and where to get help or help someone you know. Available in both print and downloadable versions.