As a district, our singular concern is the safety and well-being of all our students, families, and staff. To facilitate ease of access, the resources provided on this page have been obtained from trusted national, state, and local government agencies; as well as private organizations and members from a variety of Downey Unified School District programs.
If you are concerned about your child, someone else, or need help for yourself, please reach out to your school office or an organization below.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency room.
If You Need Immediate Assistance
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Free and confidential support.
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
or text “START” to 741741
California Youth Crisis Line
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support.
Peer support for the trans community.
Crisis Text Line
Text from anywhere in the US, at any time, for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform.
Text HOME to 741741
Contact your child’s school counselor through your school’s main line or counseling office during normal business hours (Hours may be adjusted due to the school dismissal.)
The Wellness Center is a mental health one-stop-shop for counseling, clinical therapy, community resource referrals and more. Our professionals provide a wide variety of services and programs to address overcoming life’s obstacles.
LA County Dept. of Mental Health Psychiatric Mobile Response Team
TLC Family Resource Center
Case workers to assist families with critical life needs.
Find counseling resources in your area. 24/7 Support.
Child Mind Institute
Helps support children who are struggling with mental health, behavior or learning challenges.
Center for Parent Information & Resources
Mental health resources for various needs and disorders.
The LA County Department of Health has provided a quick guide of resources available to promote wellbeing in simple daily activities.
You may find these apps to be useful for exercise, nutrition, education, emotional health, relaxation and practicing mindfulness. We’ve made things simple so you don’t have to sort through 100s of available apps to improve your wellbeing. These are an initial set of apps based on input received from the community.
*All apps listed here have a free version. To avoid charges do not enter credit card information.
Access guided workouts for any activity level
Create your healthy diet toolbox
Access guided meditations and mindfulness activities
Play games to reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build resilience
Access resources to help manage anxiety
HappyColor: Color by Number
Engage in coloring activitiesas a positive coping strategy
Access e-books, music, audiobooks, and movies
Learn online with interactive exercises and videos
Improve memory and increase focus with brain training games
Fill out forms and skip a trip to the office
Store and manage passwords securely
Develop and manage a personal budget