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The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff, and parents. If you are experiencing an immediate crisis or mental health emergency, call 9-1-1 or utilize the crisis response numbers listed below.


National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Call 988 or 800-273-TALK (8255)

OC Warmline – Text 714-991-6412


School-Based Counseling Services

PYLUSD has a diverse group of trained professionals ranging from school counselors, school psychologists, wellness specialists, and mental health clinicians, ready to assess and support mental health challenges on campuses and address possible barriers to student learning. Parents and guardians may contact their student’s school site directly for an overview of services and to receive more information on how to access support.

Additional Resources

  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call 988 or 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 to receive free and confidential support, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
  • The Trevor Project: The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.  1-866-488-7386 or Text “Start” to 678-678.
  • OC Links: Call (855) OC-LINKS (855) 625-4657 for information and to access referral phone/online chat service to help navigate behavioral health services within Orange County.
  • Dial 211 from any phone in OC for help with anything from housing, dental care, immunizations, prescription assistance, food, shelters, elder/child care, legal aid to mental health emergencies to housing and transportation. Toll-free | 24/7 | 150 languages | Confidential. 
  • Western Youth Services Reset Toolbox: Free mental health resources including self-paced parent training, The Reset Toolbox.
  • OC Warmline: Call or text (714) 991-6412 for free and confidential telephone service providing emotional support and resources to Orange County residents courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Anthem's Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is proud to offer Anthem’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost to employees as well as their dependents and household members. Anthem’s EAP provides quick and easy access to work/life support, confidential counseling, and referral services to help employees deal with daily work and life challenges. To learn more and access services, visit