The Science Academy recognizes that strong social, emotional, and mental health support not only increases a student’s opportunities and choices in life, but also helps them to achieve better academically, develop skills and the confidence to seek help for early intervention, and build resilience against adversity.
We encourage everyone – students, faculty, staff, and parents alike – to practice mental and emotional wellness.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call or text any of the following intervention organizations for immediate support:
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Textline: Text HOME to 741741
- The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678
The following resources are available to our Supernova community:
LAUSD & Local Resources:
TeenLine: based out of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, TeenLine is a confidential hotline where teenagers can talk with another teen for peer based education and support before problems become a crisis. Call 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) nightly from 6:00pm to 10:00pm or text TEEN to 839863 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
LAUSD Student & Family Wellness Hotline: call 1-213-241-3840 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The hotline provides support with mental health; accessing food, health insurance, and other basic needs. (Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish)
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH): LACDMH provides countywide services for families including mental health referrals and crisis intervention. The Emergency and Non-Emergency Helpline is available 24 hours at 1-800-854-7771.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA): SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Get treatment referral and information, 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Teen & Young Adults: founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness, NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.