Holiday Season Brings Uptick in Calls to CA Parent & Youth Helpline

By: Suzanne Potter Producer at Active crisis calls have jumped 50% in the run-up to the holidays, according to officials at the California Parent and Youth Helpline. The helpline is staffed by trained professional counselors who can listen, help people with self-calming techniques, and direct the caller to appropriate help. It’s open seven days a week, from … Read more

Helpline for Parents to Get Lifeline in Governor’s New Budget

According to a June CDC study, 70% of parents have had recent mental health challenges, and 50% of those surveyed said they had suicidal thoughts in the past month. The helpline provides emergency emotional support for parents, and youths would get a three-year extension under Governor Gavin Newsom’s new budget proposal for 4.7 million dollars.  Our calls … Read more