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Wellness Resources


For information regarding the District's Student Wellness program, please contact:


Trista Ramirez, Ed.D.

Coordinator, Student Mental Health and Support

(310) 750-0065





Video Video: Social Emotional Health for Teens

Video Video: Parenting During a Pandemic for K-8



Immediate, Crisis Support
If you have a serious and immediate safety concern regarding a student (yourself or a friend), please call 9-1-1. If your concern needs immediate mental health attention, support is also available by contacting one of the providers listed below.


  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: text word "HOME" to 741-741   
  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services: (877) 727-4747
  • LA County Mental Health Services: (800) 854-7771
  • The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386



Social Emotional Support Resources

PVPUSD resources for students, staff and parents.



South Bay Families Connected

PVPUSD is proud to be a South Bay Families Connected Partner District. Please visit PVPUSD Families Connected to learn about PVPUSD's commitment to the social-emotional wellness of our students, as well as to access free online parenting resources on a broad array of topics, from helping youth manage technologyto helping them cope with stress and anxiety in healthy ways.


Follow South Bay Families Connected social media for trending national youth wellness articles and upcoming event announcements. 


Together we can help our youth thrive.

Doc’s Corner

Each Month, one of our community partners, Dr. Moe Gelbart, generously volunteers his time to provide information to our community related to wellness. Dr. Gelbart is the Executive Director of Thelma McMillen Center in Torrance.