Youth Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Increasingly, students face academic and life challenges which manifest signs of anxiety, depression, mood swings and other mental health disorders. Santa Ynez High School works in partnership with other local school districts and non-governmental organizations to connect distressed students and their families with resources in the community which can help. The Youth Mental Health & Wellness Resources flyers below are provided by our community partner, YouthWell, and provide information on local agencies which can help you or someone you love.
SB YouthWell Coalition
Connecting youth to mental health support before the crisis.
Upcoming Teen Webinars and Workshops
An opportunity to feel connected to other students throughout Santa Barbara, focus on mental wellness and have some fun exploring other interests. We will have a variety of topics and speakers. TOPICS include... College Student Panel, Mindfulness • Self Care & Managing Stress, Nutrition & Exercise & how it affects our mental health • Career Panel with the experts... and more!
California Department of Education - Resources for addressing mental health and wellness while school sites are closed.
Recognizing the influences in your life (both good and bad) makes it easier for you to make important choices about who to hang out with and whether or not to try drugs or alcohol.
Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being.
Raising awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connecting students to the appropriate resources to get help. Mental health is just as important as physical; reach out for support or encourage a friend to ask for help.
Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out.
Engaging, educating and empowering young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
Quit vaping! Learn about different tools to help you quit and how to use them.
Modules for tobacco and nicotine education provided by Stanford Medicine. 
Theory-based and evidence-informed resources created by educators, parents, and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of cannabis/marijuana.
The NBC News Parent Toolkit is a free resource that aims to empower parents and caregivers with practical advice to support their child’s overall development. Topics included: academics, social & emotional, health & wellness, financial literacy, and college & career. 
Practicing Mindfulness and Self-Care
Teen guide to mental health and wellness during COVID 19 pandemic.
Discovering your inner strength. 
Being mindful helps people do better in just about every part of life, like focusing on homework or feeling less stressed out. Practicing mindfulness a little bit every day helps you to build this valuable skill.