Mental Health and Wellness
Lodi Unified is committed to providing our students and staff with resources to improve their mental and emotional wellness. Our goal is to support the removal of barriers that impact student success. Help is just a click or a call away. Please use the resources below and seek support as soon as you need it.
- Know the Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide
- Being Prepared for a Crisis
- Navigating a Mental Health Crisis
- Need more information, referrals or support? Contact the NAMI HelpLine.
Call 888-468-9370 or 209-468-9370 24/7
- Apps for Well-Being
- COVID-19 Supports
- Crisis and Trauma Resources
- Grief and Loss Supports
- Help for Suicide Loss Survivors
- How to Identify Suicide Warning Signs
- How to Discuss Current Events with Your Children
- Websites for Well-Being
- Calm App helps you find your calm, sleep more, stress less, and live better
- Calm Harm - Manages Self Harm App is a free app that provides teens with dozens of ways to derail self-harm impulses. Five- and 15-minute activities and an in-app timer help users turn their attention to healthier ways to handle emotions and manage impulses to hurt themselves
- Clear Fear App provides you with a range of ways to manage the symptoms of anxiety
- Happify App helps with stress and worry
- Headspace App helps with meditation and sleep
- Insight Timer App helps with sleep, anxiety, and stress
- Intend App provides a simple, powerful way to focus your intention, raise awareness, change behavior, and elevate mood. What do you intend to do today?
- Mindshift TM CBT App helps you to learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety
- Peak App helps with brain training. Reach Peak performance with over 40 unique games, each one developed by neuroscientists and game experts to challenge your cognitive skills and push you further
- Anti-Defamation League: Challenging Anti-Asian Bias
- Anti-Defamation League: Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate
- Anti-Defamation League: Table Talk for Families - Gun Violence and Mass Shootings
- Learning for Justice: Responding to Anti-Asian Violence
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about Violence
- National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- SAMHSA: Coping Tips for Traumatic Events for Adults
Experiencing, witnessing, or even hearing of a traumatic incident such as this may affect a child or adult in a variety of ways; therefore, it is very important that students be given ample opportunities to ask questions and to talk about their reactions. For some students, the death of someone they know may remind them of other losses in their lives. For others, this may be their first encounter with such a traumatic event.
Children may be especially upset and express feelings about the crisis. These reactions are normal and usually will not last long.
Listed below are some problems you may see in your children:
- Excessive fear of darkness, separation, or being alone
- Clinging to parents, fear of strangers
- Increase in immature behaviors
- Not wanting to go to school
- Changes in eating/sleeping behaviors
- Increase in either aggressive behavior or shyness
- Bedwetting or thumb sucking
- Persistent nightmares
- Headaches or other physical complaints
The following will help your child:
- Talk with your child about his/her feelings about the disaster. Share your feelings, too.
- Talk about what happened. Give your child information he/she can understand.
- Reassure your child that you are safe and together. You may need to repeat this reassurance often.
- Hold your child.
- Spend extra time with your child at bedtime.
- If you feel your child is having problems at school, talk to his/her teacher so you can work together to help your child.
Conversations & Support:
Warning signs aren't always obvious, and they may vary from person to person. Some people make their intentions clear, while others keep suicidal thoughts and feelings secret. Suicide warning signs or suicidal thoughts include:
- Talking about suicide — for example, making statements such as "I'm going to kill myself," "I wish I were dead" or "I wish I hadn't been born"
- Getting the means to take your own life, such as buying a gun or stockpiling pills
- Withdrawing from social contact and wanting to be left alone
- Having mood swings, such as being emotionally high one day and deeply discouraged the next
- Being preoccupied with death, dying or violence
- Feeling trapped or hopeless about a situation
- Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
- Changing normal routine, including eating or sleeping patterns
- Doing risky or self-destructive things, such as using drugs or driving recklessly
- Giving away belongings or getting affairs in order when there's no other logical explanation for doing this
- Saying goodbye to people as if they won't be seen again
- Developing personality changes or being severely anxious or agitated, particularly when experiencing some of the warning signs listed above
- "How to Discuss Stressful Situations with your Kids"
- "How to Talk About Difficult Subjects"
- "How to Talk to Children About Difficult News"
- "How to Talk to Kids About Upsetting Current Events"
- "How to Talk to Your Child About the News"
- "Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers"
- Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society
- Mindful Schools trains, guides, and connects educators on a journey to deepen their mindfulness practice and cultivate mindful learning environments that allow everyone in the school community to thrive
- Pixel Thoughts is a 60-second meditation tool to help clear your mind
- Elementary School Counselors
- Middle School Counselors
- High School Counselors
- Additional School Counselors
Wathana Sam -Region 1 email@example.com
Oakwood (209) 953-8392
Nicole Turner-Region 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Manlio Silva (209) 953-9302
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Wagner Holt (209) 953-8407
Sandra Flores-Region 1 & 2 email@example.com
Ansel Adams (209) 953-9601
Mosher (209) 953-9298
Elkhorn (209) 953-8312
Tiffany Tovar-Region 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parklane (209) 953-8409
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Olga Montiel-Region 1 & 2 email@example.com
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Davis (209) 953-8301
John Muir (209) 953-9358
Jennifer DeArmit Region 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clairmont (209) 953-8267
Sutherland (209) 953-8999
Ramona Amador-Region 1 & 4 email@example.com
Beckman (209) 331-7410
Julia Morgan (209) 953-8453
Larson (209) 331-8391
Erin Reed-Region 3 & 4 firstname.lastname@example.org
Borchardt (209) 331-8212
Houston (K-8th grade) (209) 331-7475
Lockeford (K-8th grade) (209) 331-7214
Desiree Mora-Region 3 & 4 email@example.com
Lakewood (209) 331-7348
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Andrea Garcia-Moreno-Region 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Victoria Pelayo-Region 3 email@example.com
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Erica Contreras-Suarez-Region 2 & 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Washington (209) 331-7451
Esmeralda Trejo-Region 4 email@example.com
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- Bear Creek High
- Liberty High
- Lodi High
- Middle College High
- Plaza Robles High
- Ronald E. McNair High
- Tokay High
Eddie Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
(209) 953-8324 X310-021
Monica Cedeno email@example.com
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Megan Goudy firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention
- Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Support
- LGBTQIA+ Support
- Local Hospitals
- Local Law Enforcement
- Resources for Underserved Communities
- San Joaquin 2-1-1
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Learn about suicide, how you can help prevent it, and resources for those affected, from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. If you are in a crisis call 800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741.
- California Warmline: The statewide 24/7 peer-run warmline began operation in 2014. It is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking mental and emotional support.
- Call 855-845-7415
- Chat via IM on their website
- Crisis Chat: Crisis Chat helps people who are feeling lonely, overwhelmed, or considering suicide. They can chat online with a specialist at an accredited crisis center.
- The 24 hour chat support is available on their website
- You can also call their hotline at 877-727-4747
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI): NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- In a crisis, text NAMI to 741741 for 24/7, confidential, free crisis counseling
- If you are not in crisis, call the NAMI helpline at 800-950-6264 M-F from 10AM - 6PM ET
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: For 24/7 crisis support, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). More information can be found on the National Suicide Prevent Lifeline website.
- San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services: If you need help, call 888-468-9370 or 209-468-9370. Learn more by visiting their website.
- San Joaquin County Crisis Line: This 24 hour service line will dispatch 911 to your location, if needed. You can also schedule an appointment with a clinician. For immediate crisis support, call 209-468-3549. Individuals who are over the age of 18 years, reside in San Joaquin County, and in need of non-crisis over-the-phone support can contact the San Joaquin County Warm Line at 209-468-3549. The children's non-emergency line is available M-F from 8AM - 5PM. Please call (209) 468-2385.
- Say Something Anonymous Reporting System: The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) educates secondary students, educators and administrators on how to recognize the signs and signals of individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others and encourages them to report that behavior through an anonymous reporting system.
- Anyone can submit an anonymous tip by going to the program's website.
- Call the tipline at 1-844-5-SAYNOW
- Use the Say Something mobile app (available for Apple and Android devices)
- More information can be found on our SS-ARS webpage
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline: The SAMHSA helpline is available 24/7 to support individuals experiencing a natural or human-caused disaster or tragedy. Call toll free at 800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746 (HABLAMOS al 66746 for Spanish).
- The Boys Town National Hotline: Receive support by calling 800-448-3000, texting VOICE 20121, or emailing. to speak to a crisis counselor.
- The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: The hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. Learn more by visiting their website.
- Call 800-422-4453
- Text 800-422-4453
- Live chat
- National Domestic Violence Hotline:
- Call 800-799-7233
- Text LOVE to 22522
- LGBTQ National Hotline: The hotline provides peer-support and local resources for all ages.
- Call 888-843-4564
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN): Organization is committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.
Trans Lifeline: The lifeline provides support for transgender people.
- Call 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
- Call 866-488-7386
- Text TREVOR to 202-304-1200
- AAKOMA Project: Helps diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support.
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): Dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
- Black Girls Smile, Inc: Promotes positive mental health for young African American girls.
- Black Mental Health Alliance: Develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted, culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings, and services that support the health and wellbeing of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
- Black Mental Wellness: Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective.
- Eustress: Raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities.
- Loveland Foundation: Provides financial support for therapy for Black girls and women.
- National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide: The organization works to reduce the stigma of suicide prevention among communities of color through training and advocacy.
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN): Organization is committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.
- Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness: Sustains the mental wellness of Black girls and women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black girls and women to quality mental wellness services.
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