Wellness Resources

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.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency room.

Student Resources

If  You Need Immediate Assistance

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Free and confidential support.
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
or text “START” to 741741

CA Youth Crisis Line

California Youth Crisis Line

Open 24/7
(800) 843-5200

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support.
(800) 727-4747

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Teen Line

Get teen to teen help.
or text “TEEN” to 839863

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Trans Lifeline

Peer support for the trans community.
(877) 565-8860

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Trevor Lifeline

Support for young LGBTQ people.
(866) 488-7386 
Text START to 678678

Crisis Text Line

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

Your Life Your Voice. It's ok to ask for help.

Your Life Your Voice

24-hour Teen Crisis Hotline offering help via phone, text, email or its app.

(800) 448-3000
Text VOICE to 20121

Parent Resources

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 Dept of Mental Health Hope Recovery Wellbeing

LA County Dept. of Mental Health Psychiatric Mobile Response Team

(800) 854-7771

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TLC Family Resource Center

Case workers to assist families with critical life needs.
(562) 469-3577 

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Care Solace

Find counseling resources in your area. 24/7 Support.
(888) 515-0595

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It Gets Better Project

Empowering and connecting LGBTQ youth.

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Child Mind Institute

Helps support children who are struggling with mental health, behavior or learning challenges.

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Center for Parent Information & Resources

Mental health resources for various needs and disorders.



Resources to help your children manage mental health struggles.

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Exchange Club Family Support Center

Strengthening families and preventing child abuse through parent aide and education services.

Let's talk about vaping

Vaping Resources

Want to help your teen quit?

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Well-Being Apps

Convenient apps for your phone.

211 LA Connecting Los Angeles County

211 LA County

Local guide to LA services.
Dial 2-1-1 

Calming Resources

Live Animal Cams

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Virtual Calming Rooms

Other Resources

Wellness Apps

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.

Physical Wellbeing

7 minute workout7-Minute Workout
Access guided workouts for any activity level

Fooducate logoFooducate
Create your healthy diet toolbox

headspace app logoHeadspace
Access guided meditations and mindfulness activities

Emotional Wellbeing

Play games to reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build resilience

mindshift appMindShift
Access resources to help manage anxiety

Happy ColorHappyColor: Color by Number
Engage in coloring activitiesas a positive coping strategy

Mental Wellbeing

hoopla appHoopla
Access e-books, music, audiobooks, and movies

khan academyKhan Academy
Learn online with interactive exercises and videos

lumosity appLuminosity
Improve memory and increase focus with brain training games

Financial Wellbeing

Department of Public Social ServicesDPSS Mobile
Fill out forms and skip a trip to the office

Keeper appKeeper
Store and manage passwords securely

mint appMint
Develop and manage a personal budget

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