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Each Mind Matters: Mental Illness Awareness Month

Each Mind Matters is California’s mental health movement, represented by the lime green ribbon.  Learn about mental health, listen to stories, get involved, and support a student, teacher, parent or family member during Mental Illness Awareness Month. Click on the graphic above for more information.

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Mission Statement 

School Mental Health professionals promote the mental health, well-being and academic achievement of all LAUSD students.

School Mental Health professionals support positive student connections with peers, family, school and community to facilitate student development. They also facilitate the ability to successfully deal with problems, crises, or traumatic experiences. Furthermore, School Mental Health professionals foster resiliency - the ability to bounce back from challenges with a stronger sense of self-confidence and coping capacity - by promoting healthy relationships, self-reflection, and problem-solving skills to optimize school success.
To contact the central office:
Pia Escudero, Director
Cecilia Ramos, Assistant Director 
(213)241-3305 fax 
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