ICEF's Embrace The Mind
ICEF school staff members are here to support you, and there are many resources online that can support your mental health. Please remember: we are all in this together and we will make it through.
Online Wellness Resources:
Mindfulness Videos For Children: Fablefy https://www.youtube.
Free Exercise Classes: POPSUGAR Fitness https://www.youtube.
Crisis & Suicide Intervention
California Youth Crisis Line:
Call or Text: 1-800-843-5200 (English and español)
Crisis Text Line (24/7):
Text LA to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Toll-Free: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Toll-Free (español): 1-888-628-9454
Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST to receive person teen-to-teen education and support or email our hotline at www.teenline.org/talk-now.
Trevor Project – Trevor Lifeline:
Toll Free: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
SMS: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (3pm-10pm, Monday-Friday)
Establishing Mental Health Care
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services:Didi Hirsch’s experts provide evidence-based treatment to low-income children and adults with mental disorders or behavioral challenges.
To get help for you or someone you care about, call 888-807-7250 Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
County of Los Angeles Resources:
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Line: 1-800-854-7771
About ICEF's Embrace The Mind:
In 2018, ICEF launched a mental wellness program, created by researchers at Harvard University for predominantly African-American and Latino communities called, Embrace The Mind: A Mental Wellness Initiative at ICEF Public Schools.
Our mission is threefold:
- to offer education on the science behind brain development and mental health,
- to reduce stigma associated with mental illness,
- and, to equip students, teachers, and families with tools to build mental wellness.
Students have the opportunity to learn about mental health, reflect on their personal strengths, and practice calming activities like mindfulness meditation. Teachers, parents, and caregivers will also learn about how to support students with mental health, and engage in stress-reduction strategies with the students on campus throughout the school year.