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  • School Closure Student support resources
  • School Closure Parent support resources 
  • Crisis hotlines/hotline directories
  • Find Mental Health Support/Providers
  • Mental Health/Behavioral/Wellness Apps (intended to be used in conjunction with treatment by a qualified professional)
  • Mental Health Resources Web-page Disclaimers

School Closure Student Support Resources (THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT IS now CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK. The counselors will be available on monday april 13th. if a student is experiencing a crisis, please call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance):
Students! Fill this out to let your counselors know how you are doing. Need a phone check-in? Let us know! 

Check out these google slideshows for resources on how to take care of yourself and any boredom you may be experiencing. 

Find Mental Health Support/Providers: 
Mendocino County Mental Health Resources: 

Mendocino County Behavioral & Mental Health Services - Click here!

Crisis Response Services - 

Mendocino Community Mental Health (MCHC) -

Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency - 

Tapestry Family Services - 

Mendocino County Youth Project (MCYP) -

Support Groups: 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mendocino County - 

Find a Local Private Therapist:

  • Therapists may accept private health insurance, Medi-Cal, or offer sliding fee scales based on family income. 

Treatment Facility Resources:

  • Check with specific facilities to verify what types of insurance they accept if any.
Drug & Alcohol Programs & Treatment for Teens - 

Teens & Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers in California - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/treatment-rehab/teens-adolescent-residential/california

Residential Psychiatric and behavioral treatment center in Sacramento, Ca - 

Youth Residential Treatment Facility in Nevada City, Ca - 

California Drug Rehab for Teens (multiple locations in Ca) - 

Online Therapy Providers: 

  • Some online providers work with private insurance and/or Medi-Cal
  • Not every counseling website utilizes the same pricing model. Before you decide to sign up and register for any site, it is important that you fully understand the pricing model. You should stick to a service that has a pricing model you are comfortable with and can afford.

Adolescents ages 13-17 may access and pay for talkspace. 

A parent must sign up for an account at teen counseling then invite their child to join if their child wishes to receive therapy. 

Must be 18 & older to access the following online therapy resources:

Mental Health/Behavioral/Wellness Apps available on Google Play or Apple App Store: 
Mindfulness:Description: Meditation and mindfulness app. Enjoy 100+ guided meditations to help you manage anxiety, lower stress and sleep better. 

Description:
You can try Headspace for yourself and learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with our free Basics course. If you enjoy it, then it’s time to subscribe
Description: Stop, Breathe, and Think is your daily mindfulness app that also prompts you to input how you’re feeling. The app will suggest the meditations, yoga sequences, or acupressure that could serve you best in that moment, from deep breathing exercises to body scans to visualizations.
Anxiety: 
Description: Self Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) app aims to help you understand what causes your anxiety, monitor your anxious thoughts and behavior over time, and manage them through self-help exercises and private reflection. The app is targeted to older teens and adults with anxiety disorders. 


Description: Rootd is a mental health app meant for people who suffer from debilitating panic attacks and anxiety. One use of Rootd is to turn to the app when panic or anxiety starts. The panic button feature helps users through their anxiety or panic using breathing tools and stress management exercises.

Description: MindShift™ is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.




Description: FearTools Anxiety Aid is an evidence-based app designed to help you combat anxiety, aiding you on your road to recovery. This application is especially useful for those suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and Social Anxiety Disorder.

Description: ReachOut WorryTime is based on a widely used CBT technique called stimulus control training. This involves teaching yourself to contain worry to designated periods. 


Description: Targeted to help those with anxiety and mood disorders and stress, this app teaches deep breathing, behavioral exercises, excises and identifying cognitive distortions (negative thinking patterns), and learning how to replace them with positive thinking patterns.
Depression: 
Description: What’s up is an app that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and more. Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive.

Description: MoodTools is a self-help app targeting depression. It provides psychoeducation about risk factors and psychosocial approaches to treatment, a depression symptom questionnaire (PHQ-9), a thought diary, a suicide safety plan, & videos.

Description: Moodpath screens users for depressive behavior via daily questions designed to increase their awareness of their thoughts and emotions. After 14 days, the app will generate a report about your condition that you can bring to a mental health professional for discussion.
Stress: 
Description: Breathe2Relax is a stress management tool, which will help you learn how to perform and use diaphragmatic breathing techniques for stress control.


Description: 
SperBetter builds resilience - the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges. 
Improve your mood: 
Description: The first step in improving your mood is increasing your awareness of your mood itself. You'll enter mood readings that will increase awareness and show you patterns.

Description: MoodKit uses the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides users with over 200 different mood improvement activities.  MoodKit helps you learn how to change how you think, and develop self-awareness and healthy attitudes. 

Description: T2 Mood Tracker is an app designed to help users track their emotions over time. It comes with six pre-installed areas: Anxiety, Depression, Well-Being, Head Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Stress. T2 Mood Tracker compiles the user’s ratings in each of these areas and creates a graph that can be printed or shared directly with a treatment provider.
Crisis: 
Description: Calm Harm uses the basic principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. 

Description: This app is designed to help people who are in danger of suicide. It asks users to identify 3 people that they can contact if they are in danger. In addition to this, the app provides resources, helps users create a safety plan, and can directly get the user in touch with 911 and/or the national suicide prevention lifeline.

Description: The app features a large, red button that can be activated to let close friends, family and their support network know help is needed. Users can add up to five trusted contacts as part of their support group so when they hit the digital panic button, a message along with their current GPS location is sent to their contacts. The message reads: “Hey, I’m not OK! Please call, text, or come find me.
Substance Use/Abuse: 
Description: Quit That! is a completely free app that helps users beat their habits or addictions. Whether you’re looking to stop drinking alcohol, quit smoking, or stop taking drugs, it’s the perfect recovery tool to track and monitor your progress. 

Description: Developed by a Harvard educated licensed chemical dependency and certified alcoholism and drug counselor, this app is for recovering Alcoholics and Addicts and anyone who wants to stay clean and sober or free from a bad habit. It gives you free, immediate help at your fingertips.

Description: My Sober Life is intended for young people between the ages of 12 and 25. It was built using the 12 Step recovery principles and in collaboration with young adults who have been successful in their recovery. This app includes a sobriety counter, daily motivational notifications, goal-setting, a meeting-finder, and educational tools authored by experts.

Others: 
Description: Youper is the first AI-powered assistant to monitor and improve your emotional health. It helps you feel your best with quick conversations based on various psychological techniques personalized to your needs and style.
It’s designed to be a self-care, self-help tool to empower you to take control of your emotional health and have better conversations with your doctor or health provider. It does not provide diagnosis, medical or professional care.

Description: PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.

Mental Health Resources Web-page Disclaimers:
  • If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance or to request a wellness check.
  • The purpose of this web-page is to provide information. It is not an endorsement or recommendation of any specific agency, company, provider, treatment modality, app, or product nor is it an exhaustive list of resources.
  • Willits Unified School District and its employees will not be held personally,  professionally, legally, or financially liable for how an individual utilizes the information found on this page. 
  • Like all forms of online information, the content and quality of the information on this page may change over time. 
  • It is the primary responsibility of the user to use their individual judgment and to consult with their health care professional to ensure that the use of "mental health", "behavioral" or "wellness" apps are appropriate for their treatment.
  • "Mental health", "behavioral" or "wellness" apps are meant to be used in conjunction with ongoing treatment by a qualified professional. They are not a replacement for qualified mental health treatment.
  • When downloading or using "mental health", "behavioral" or "wellness" apps, there is a chance that you will transmit sensitive personal information to the company that owns the apps. The Willits Unified School District and it's employees are not affiliated with such services and cannot guarantee the confidentiality of such information.
  • There may be financial costs associated with mental health services including apps via their direct purchase or in-app purchases. Such costs must be paid for by the individual/user.