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Mental Health Support and Resources



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Dear Families,
We are committed to the well-being of our students, staff, and families to create a safe and healthy learning environment. In support of our ongoing commitment, we partnered with Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care for our community.  
Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their Care Companion™ team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to carefully verified providers in
your community.
Students, staff, and families may access Care Solace services in two ways:
  • Call (888) 515-0595 at any time. Support is available in 200+ languages. A dedicated Care Companion™ will help you every step of the way to research options, secure appointments, and follow up to make sure it is a good fit.
  • For an anonymous search, answer a few questions to get with an extensive list of care providers at


Care Solace conecta a estudiantes, el personal y sus familias con la atención. Sin costo para  usted,  Care  Solace  encontrará de forma rápido y confidencial a los proveedores de servicios de salud mental y consumo de sustancias disponibles según sus necesidades.
Encuentre la ayuda correcta en el momenta oportuno.
CONÉCTESE CON LA ATENCIÓN HOY MISMO  888-515-0595              


Concerns related to COVID-19 are causing stress, anxiety, and uncertainty for us all. Children look to adults for guidance in how to respond in stressful situations. If the adults around them are overwhelmed with their own stress and worry, children are likely to become more anxious and fearful. But, how do we help when we are feeling overwhelmed ourselves?
The Galt Joint Elementary School District Special Services staff are available to support our students. Specialists are reaching out to students and families who they have been working with this school year. If you would like to talk with a Specialist from your child’s school, please email the specialist from your site with your child's name, your phone number, and school they attend and one of our specialists will respond as soon as possible.  You can find contact information ( link to email ) below. . .
Greer:  Vanessa Bridgeman - School Psychologist
             Vacancy - School Social Worker
Lake Canyon:  Erin Mundy McCook- School Psychologist
                            Jane Kinner - School Social Worker
Marengo Ranch:  Erin Mundy-McCook  - School Psychologist
                                 Kym Little - School Social Worker
McCaffrey:  Erica Gutierrez- School Counselor
                       Raquel Luna Garcia - School Counselor
                      Tatiana Lambana - School Psychologist
River Oaks:  Andreia Braga   School Psychologist
                       Sherley Pabustan  School Social Worker
Valley Oaks:  Vanessa Bridgeman - School Psychologist
                         Hector Reyes - School Counselor
Fairsite:  Adreia Braga - School Psychologist
District:  Denise Rodriguez - Psychologist
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911



The National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Nurses has created information to help communicate with your child about COVID-19. It is important that children and youth have a way to discuss and process their feelings and reactions by having a trusted adult to process current events with them.
Per this article, it is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. Parents can play an important role to reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the county stay healthy. Below are some suggested guidelines to support your child:
  • Remain calm and reassuring
  • Monitor television viewing and social media
  • Be honest and accurate
  • Keep explanations age appropriate
  • Review and model basic hygiene and healthy lifestyle practices for protection
For more information and to read the full article, Click on one of the following Links:
The Child Mind Institute has also provided families with guidance on conversations that could enhance communication between children and families and provide reassurance to children at this time. These recommendations include:
  • Taking cues from your child to invite conversations
  • Be reassuring
  • Focusing on what you are doing to stay safe
  • Maintain a daily routine as much as possible
  • Encourage open lines of communication
To read recommendations from the Child Mind Institute, click here :    
The Committee for Children has developed Social Emotional resources for children and families. Among those resources is Mind Yeti®. A mindfulness program that offers sessions for anyone to use with no experience necessary! Designed for educators and families to do alongside children, or for older children to do on their own, Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time.
Curious Kids Podcast is a kid-driven podcast about fun and educational topics, check out this timely episode about how humans and other animals stay clean,Curious About Cleanliness. In this episode, the crew learns about soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo and more. Cleanliness is key in preventing many contagious diseases, including Covid 19. Children asking questions about Coronavirus to disease pediatrician Dr. Juan Dumois,Asking Kid's Coronavirus questions.
Physical Activity is Important to maintain children's brains healthy and learning. The resources below can provide you with ideas to keep moving while at home.


Sacramento County Department of Health Services
Mental Health Access Team
Telephone: 916-875-1055 or 888-881-4881
TTY/TDD: 916-876-8892 or 7-1-1
Need someone to talk to about the current situation, stress, or anything else? Call or text 916-SUPPORT (787-7678) for 24/7 support.
Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services
Consumer-Operated Warm Line
Just need someone to talk to? Individuals with lived experience offer supportive listening, referrals to mental health resources, and more.
Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
(916) 366-4668
Community Support Team
Staff support individuals with navigating mental health services, provide field-based assessments, and can refer to other community resources as needed.
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
(916) 874-6015
Sacramento County Office of Education Bullying Prevention Project
Sacramento Office of Education: Managing Anxiety & Emotional Well-Being



Consider these options when you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis:
● Call 911 if the situation is a life- threatening emergency.
● Call the Mental Health Hotline at 800-991-5272, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
● Visit the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic located at 2130 Stockton Blvd., Building 300, Sacramento, CA 95817
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 10 pm Saturday - Sunday and Holidays, 10 am - 6pm 2130 Stockton Boulevard, Building 300, Sacramento, CA 95817 (916) 520-2460
For information about how to access non-emergency mental health services for minors, call the Crisis Hotline at 1-800-991-5272.


Call 1-800-273-8255 or
Text “HELLO” to 741741 or
(916) 368-3111
Domestic Violence:
Call 1-800-799-7233 or
Text “SUPPORT” to 741741
Feeling Anxious or Need Support?
Hope Cooperative's Peer Navigators
are available and ready to listen. Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Hope Cooperative Peer Support Call Center
Call 1-800-366-8288 or
Text “CONNECT” to 741741
Call 1-800-420-1479 or
Text “HOME” to 741741
Mental Health:
Call 1-800-420-1479 or
Text “HOME” to 741741
Call 1-800-944-4773 or
Text “CARE” to 839863
CA Youth Crisis:
Call 1-800-843-5200


Sesame Street(Appropriate for Elementary K-4 Students)
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street
- This is a bilingual (English and Spanish) resource app to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence. - Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as he/she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, breathing technique, personalized encouragements...
Available via download:  Google Play - AppStore
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(Appropriate for 5th-8th Grade Students)
Stop, Breathe & Think "Calm Coronavirus Anxiety"
- Now free for the next 60 days—to support you and/or your student
during this time .
- Become more present and grounded, find your inner “safe space”, keep your attention focused on the small, practice feeling compassion.
Available via download:  AppStore - Google Play
Clear Fear Logo(Recommended for ages 11-19 but can be used by younger group with support of an adult)
Clear Fear
- Free application uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning.
- Allows users to learn to reduce the physical responses to threat as well as changing thoughts and behaviors and releasing emotions.
Available via download: AppStore and Google Play
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Calm Harm
- Free application developed for teenage mental health using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called DBT.
- Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
Available via download: AppStore and Google Play
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What's Up? - A Mental Health App
- What’s Up is an app designed to provide helpful tools for managing depression.
- The app is based on principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and includes multiple features.
Available via download: AppStore and Google Play
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(Appropriate for 5th-8th Grade Students)
- You can try Headspace for yourself and learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness.
- While the app offers in-app purchases/subscriptions there are various free exercises available to add extra mindfulness to your day, and hundreds of meditations on everything from stress to sleep.
Available via downloaD: AppStore and Google Play