Links / Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidalcrisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255),the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national networkof more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network oflocal crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental healthreferrals day and night.
Text Crisis Line
TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone help line for teenaged callers.It operates every evening from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and is toll-freefrom anywhere in California. When you call, you don't have to give yourname and everything you say will be strictly confidential. The TEEN LINEvolunteers who answer the call are Southern California teenagers whohave been specially trained. They won't judge you or give you advice —their job is to listen to your feelings and help you to clarify yourconcerns, define the options available to you, and help you makepositive decisions. No problem is too small, too large, or too shockingfor the TEEN LINE volunteers.
Call 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336)
in Los Angeles: 310-855-HOPE (310-855-4673)
in The Valley: 818-432-2266
ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows howcourse credits earned at one public California college or university canbe applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the officialrepository of articulation for California’s public colleges anduniversities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date informationabout student transfer in California.
Career Zone California
This website is useful for assessing your career interests and exploring career paths that match.
California Career Center
This website provides useful information about career options, getting a job, how to manage money, and additional information in the event you face challenges on your career path. There is also a career planning tool to help you in your exploration.
To sign up for SAT and SAT subject tests. There are additionalinformation and SAT on-line prep courses students can take throughcollegeboard.com.
The Common Application
To submit your on-line application to many private universities. Thesite lists which private universities are currently using this site.
Cal State Apply
To answer all questions regarding CSUs including a inventory to helpfind the right CSU campus for you. This is also where you will besubmitting your on-line application to CSUs.
Fin Aid Calculator
To obtain free estimate of your eligibility for federal aid.
Check whether a high school or educational institution's course is UC/CSU approved.
University of California Admissions
To answer all questions regarding UCs including where you can enteryour GPA and scores to determine eligibility. This is also where youwill be submitting your on-line application to UCs.
Cope Care Deal
This website – a product of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiativethrough the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands – offersinformation and resources for teens. Check out the Mind Zone! It getsyou the facts on mental health problems, eating disorders, and suicide.If you're well informed, you'll be better able to help your friends ifthey need it. (And if you're worried that you might have a mental healthproblem, you can find out.)
Many families' lives are touched by cancer. We Spark provides freecancer support services for children, teenagers, and adults. Participatein art class, learn yoga or tai chi, join a discussion group, or go to aworkshop – it's all designed to enhance the quality of life for cancerpatients and their family members and friends.
Our House Grief Support Center
If you have lost a loved one – whether a family member or a friend –Our House is there to help. This organization is dedicated to supportingpeople who grieve a loss, whether they be children, teens, or adults.
Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department ofDefense to service members and their families to help with a broad rangeof concerns including money management, spouse employment andeducation, parenting and child care, relocation, deployment, reunion,and the particular concerns of families with special-needs members. Theycan also include more complex issues like relationships, stress, andgrief. Services are available 24 hours a day — by telephone and online.
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