School Mental Health
Contact: Pia Escudero, Director
Office: 333 S. Beaudry Ave. 29th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 241-3841
FAX: (213) 241-3305

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.

Mental Health Awareness in Our Community

LAUSD School Mental Health (SMH) is pleased to announce the observance of May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking positive actions to protect mental health and promote overall wellness starts with a conversation. SMH recognizes the stigma that comes with mental illness and believes mental wellness is an essential element to healthy functioning at school and work, overcoming obstacles, and living well. SMH encourages staff, students, and families to learn about the importance of mental health and ways to promote mental wellness daily. Begin the conversation. Learn how you can help by knowing the signs of mental illness and where help is available.

Mental Health Awareness Resources

How to Access LAUSD School Mental Health Resources

What is Mental Health? Myths and Facts

How to Promote Mental Health Awareness

May Events - Other Specially Recognized Days

Additional Resources


How Can SMH Help (Video)

Quick Links

SMH Referral Forms

Crisis Counseling & Intervention Services

Suicide Prevention

School Mental Health Summary of Services Flyer

School Mental Health Summary of Services Flyer (Spanish)

School Mental Health Services Brochure

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