As we continue to recover from the shutdown and move forward with the reopening of schools, sports, and other activities, our young children and teens are still struggling with the mental effects of this past year.
Please share these resources with your kids if they are overwhelmed and showing signs of sadness or anxiety:
- California Youth Crisis Line – Ages 12-24 can call or text 800.843.5200 or chat online for 24/7 crisis support
- Teen Line – Teens can talk to another teen by texting “TEEN” to 839863 or call 800.852.8336
Additionally, the burden we have had to carry as parents has also been extremely challenging to say the least. If you yourself need mental health resources, please visit California's Resources for Emotional Support and Well-Being to learn strategies for managing stress or to speak with a professional.
I hope you find this information helpful for you and your family.