December 21, 2012
To the La Crescenta Community,
While the holidays bring a lot of cheer and happiness for many people, it can also be a stressful time. We understand that many students in our schools and some families in the La Crescenta community may be dealing with a variety of difficult emotions during the holiday season. We would like to provide to our school community a list of services available to assist our students or anyone who is experiencing a mental health emergency or needs support or guidance.
We would like to wish everyone a safe and peaceful winter break. We look forward to seeing all of our students back at school on Monday, January 7, 2013!
Happy New Year!
On Line Holiday Advice – How to Ease the Stress:
The Mayo Clinic:
Mental Health Services:
California Suicide and Crisis Hotlines:
1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255
Didi Hirsch Mental Health 24 Hour Crisis Hotline:
LA County Department of Mental Health Hotline 24 Hours/7 Days:
Verdugo Hills Hospital
1812 Verdugo Boulevard – 818-790-7100
Safe Place Locations:
The Safe Place Locations in our community for any student or community member in crisis are located at Rocky Cola, The GPD/Montrose Police Community Sub-Station on Ocean View (north of Honolulu), and the Firehouse. At each location a telephone number is posted and first responders will respond to help or assist.
For Some Fun and Relaxation and a Place to Go:
The Firehouse, 2563 Foothill Blvd., will be hosting a News Year Eve Party for all High School Students from 8:00pm -1:00am on December 31, 2012.
La Crescenta Sheriff’s Clergy Council:
Members of the La Crescenta Sheriff’s Clergy Council can assist families or individuals access counseling, guidance, or support in the La Crescenta community. Contact the CV Sheriff’s at (818) 248-3464.
Chaplain Mark Yeager, Senior Chaplain for the YMCA of the Foothills, will be available over the holidays to assist with referrals to a variety of faith based and community resources. He can be reached at the YMCA of the Foothills at (818) 790-0123 – ext. 206.