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El Camino Real Charter High School

Mental Health Services

ECRCHS recognizes that, when unidentified and unaddressed, mental health challenges can lead to poor academic performance, increase likelihood of suspension and expulsion, chronic absenteeism, student attrition, homelessness, incarceration, and/or violence. Access to mental health services at the School and in our community is not only critical to improving the physical and emotional safety of students, but it also helps address barriers to learning and provides support so that all students can learn problem-solving skills and achieve in school and, ultimately, in life. The following resources are available to students:

Supports on Campus:

  • School-based counseling services - ECRCHS has ten School Counselors, two School Psychologists, and three School-based Therapists who provide mental health supports for students.

Our School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School-based Therapists support students by providing individual sessions, group or parent consultations when a student is having a difficult time due to academic stress, transition due to changes in their environment, or social concerns, including isolation. Counseling services, whether provided by our School or by an outside provider listed below, are voluntary.


Students are encouraged to directly contact their school counselor by coming into the counseling office during school hours and making an appointment. The counseling office can also be reached at (818) 595-7514. The School Psychologists can be reached through the Student Support Services Office at (818) 595-8005.  Our Wellness Center Team is composed of School-based Therapists Marisol Lopez (, Bar Ozery (, and Hannah Weigel ( Please click on the link to the Wellness Center website for more information (

  • Special Education services and Section 504 Plans - If you believe your child may have a disability, you are encouraged to directly contact Ms. Larew, Assistant Principal of Student Support Services, at (818) 595-8003 to request an evaluation.


  • Prescription medication while on campus - If a student requires prescription medication during school, please contact the Health Office at (818) 595-7530 to arrange for the administration of the medication through the Health Office during school hours.


  • Other Support Services - Students eligible for Medi-Cal may also apply to receive counseling support on campus provided through the Department of Mental Health. Referral information is available through your child's school counselor.


Outside Mental Health Resources:

  • LAUSD Mental Health Hotline - LAUSD has opened a phone hotline for all students, families, and teachers to help manage fear, anxiety, and other challenges related to COVID-19. The phone hotline (213-241-3840) will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and will be staffed by counselors and mental health professionals to provide support in both English and Spanish. Teachers can also call and get advice on how to connect their students to services. Questions can also be sent to   


  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) - This organization provides countywide services for families including mental health referrals, linkage resources, and crisis intervention. Emergency and Non-Emergency Helpline is available 24 hours at 1-800-854-7771. Additional information is available on their website at


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - This organization is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. Information about supports available in the community are available on their website at


  • TEEN LINE - This organization provides a teen-to-teen support hotline that provides support for teens by toher trained teens from 6pm to 10pm nightly. Teens can call (800) TLC-TEEN (800-852-8336) or (310) 855-4673, text 839863, or download and use @TeenTalkApp to get support. Resources for parents are also available on their website at


  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline - This organization provides confidential support for adults and youth in distress, including prevention and crisis resources. Available 24 hours at 1-800-273-8255.


  • The Trevor Project - This organization provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Available at 1-866-488-7386 or visit


  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America - This organization is a community-based mentorship program. Community-specific program information can be found online at or by calling (813) 720-8778.


Additional Resources


View/Download a Mental Health Hotlines & Emergency Numbers Information Sheet.

View/Download a Mental Health Resources document from the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.

View/Download  a Resources for Children/Adolescents information sheet (English).

View/Download a Resources for Children/Adolescents information sheet (Spanish).

View/Download a Self Care Resources information sheet from LAUSD.