Social-Emotional and Behavioral Support Resources​

Dear Bella Mente Families,

We want to commend you for demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity and for modeling responsible behaviors. As a community, each and every one of us is playing a role in supporting the effort to contain and mitigate the adverse impacts that the Coronavirus has been having in our routines and daily life.  Your students are coping with uncertainty in many different ways as they do their best to express their worries and fears. As caregivers, it is understandable for you to experience these feelings as well. We are sharing resources that might help you manage and alleviate some of yours and your students’ concerns. We are here to support all of you.


The Student Support Services Team

Please complete the Request Counseling Services form and return to Elizabeth Mendoza

Online Resources

Bereavement and Grief Support Resources
The Children’s Bereavement Program at the Elizabeth Hospice offers grief support to children ages 3 to 17, free of charge. Please see the link to apply for grief support groups:

Crisis Hotlines and Resources
● Contact the San Diego Access & Crisis Line, if you or someone you care about is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis and needs immediate help. Trained and experienced counselors are available to provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention. The call is free and confidential. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
Crisis Line 888-724-7240 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)
Live chat M-F 4:00 – 10:00 pm
TDD/TTY Dial 711
● National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1800-273-8255 or 1-800-799-4889 for DHH
Crisis Text Line | Test HOME to 741741 free, 24/7 Crisis Counseling
211 San Diego
●  Directory of Behavioral Health Services Providers
Mental Health America of San Diego County
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego
● Call the National Parent Helpline: 1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736) to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. They are available M-F 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
San Diego County Behavioral Health Services

Video Resources

How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus by Dr. Jamie Howard, courtesy of Child Mind Institute: