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Parent Resources Behavioral and Mental Health

LEUSD has a commitment to our students well being educationally, physically, and mentally. We offer different opportunities to support student mental health programs as site-based counseling groups. We also offer parent support classes to further support the needs of parents to be equipped for the changing world our children are growing up in.

How to Get Help for My Child

Like adults, children can experience environmental stress in school, in the community, and at home (e.g., Divorce, death of a loved one, community violence, school or home transitions, bullying, etc.). These stressors can often lead to changes in your child’s mood and/or behavior.  Without healthy coping skills, the emotions caused by stressors children are facing can result in challenges at school and in home.


Signs to look for:

​• Changes in mood, behavior, or appearance

• Low grades

• Not wanting to go to school or skipping class

• Low motivation isolation/withdrawal

• Irritable/easily angered

• Feelings of sadness and hopelessness

• Difficulty concentrating

• Changes in appetite or sleep

• Aggressive behaviors

• Loss of interest in enjoyable activities

• Feeling overly worried


There is help

LEUSD has many partnerships to help your child get the support they need. There are links to resources on this page, or speak to someone at your child’s school.

What should I do if I am worried about my child harming themselves?

If you believe your child is thinking about suicide, approach the situation by asking. Asking is the first step in saving a life, and can let them know that you are here for them and will listen. Here are some examples of how you may ask: “Have you thought about suicide?” “Sometimes, when people are sad as you are, they think about suicide. Have you ever thought about it?”

Please also check out for support groups and other education-related to mental health.
NAMI Temecula Valley Temecula CA 92591-3282 Details
NAMI Western Riverside County Riverside CA 92514-4145 Details
Parent Power Network
May 2020 Helping your child in the summer (Español)
Daybreak Health a Lake Elsinore Unified School District partner provides teletherapy to students. A referral-based service.
Helpful videos about teens and their mental health needs are provided on their BLOG page.
Helpful Links:
PTSA Healthy Lifestyles
ADHD and Covid-19:
It's Up to Us Riverside Parent Resources:
It's Up to Us Riverside Resource Guide:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 
Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips

Youth Crisis Hotline: call 1-800-843-5200

The Trevor Project Lifeline (for LGBTQ youth) call 1-866-488-7386  


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

More than Sad: More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health. 

Parent Resources:

Peer Navigation Line (M-F 8am -4pm; talk to someone who's “been there”) call 1-888-768-4YOU (4968) 

National Parent Helpline: (M-F 10am-7pm) call 1-855-2736 for emotional support and advocacy for parents


Grief counseling: (Links to an external site.)


Operation SafeHouse, with Community Support, provides Emergency Shelter, Intervention, and Outreach Services to Youth in Crisis

They also have an APP     Apple & Google Stores



If You or Somone You Know are having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for help you don't have to go it alone.