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Tips for Grieving Teens  

Provides tips specifically for teens and gives examples of things to try when teens are feeling grief.  A peer-to-peer crisis line for teens can be used by calling or texting if they're struggling with their loss.

Grief Support and Counseling: Elizabeth Hospice  

The Elizabeth Hospice provides medical and emotional support to patients and families and restores hope to grieving children and adults who are feeling lost and alone.  The Elizabeth Hospice serves patients throughout San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties.

Survivors of Suicide Loss   

Survivors of Suicide Loss reaches out to and supports people who have lost a loved one to suicide. Their goal is to give survivors a place where they can be comfortable expressing themselves, a place to find support, comfort, resources, and hope in a judgment-free environment.   

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At Altus Schools, we have developed a comprehensive mental health program that consists of several elements designed to support students directly and build staff capacity to create safe and supportive learning environments that are trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and that connect students and families to appropriate resources. Highlights of our mental health program include (1) teachers who are specially trained in suicide screening, trauma-informed practices, human trafficking prevention, and socio-emotional learning; (2) strategic partnerships with community organizations to provide mental health services; (3) a team of school nurses; (4) a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; (5) a Healthy Youth Department that coordinates student webinars and professional learning to support students’ mental health and wellness; (6) student webinars with socio-emotional learning through our Resilience in Students and Education (RISE) series; (7) suicide prevention, intervention and postvention protocols; (8) tools for connecting students and families to information resources; (9) parent/guardian webinars through our Family Learning Series on student mental health, wellness, and community resources; and (10) administration of special programs and coordination of services for identified student groups.