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  • Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem-solving. All of Crisis Text Line’s Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

National Suicide Prevention

  • 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress

American Association of Suicidology –

  • To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

American Foundation For Suicide

  • AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Suicide Read This First


  • Founded by Francine Shapiro in 1990. EMDR Institute provides workshops/conferences in order to become trained in EMDR. Also, a great resource to learn what EMDR is, and how it works.

  • International organization of EMDR which works to advance the education, practice, and science of EMDR therapy.

To Write Love on Her Arms –

  • To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Ventura County Crisis Team  – 24/7- 866-998-2243

  • 24/7 Mobile Crisis Response Team/Hotline for residents of Ventura County

Los Angeles County Crisis Team

  • 1-877-7CRISIS (1-877-727-4747)
    • All other areas, 1-310-391-1253

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. 

American Psychological

  • Association represents licensed psychologists. Provides membership information, events, referrals, and continuing education links

Autism Society of

  • The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism

Anxiety and Depression Association of America –

  • The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization (with more than 1,800 professional mental health members) and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and related disorders.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

  • SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

  • Providing resources for mental health services in your area

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

Give An

  • Provide services for at-risk populations and other groups in need that can benefit from our model of delivering services through a network of volunteer professionals. Since 2005 we have focused on providing free mental health care to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans, and their families. In 2016, we began expanding our efforts to address the mental health needs of other populations.



  • TEEN LINE is a confidential hotline for teenagers and run by teenagers, which operates every evening from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm PST. It is affiliated with Cedars Sinai Medical Center

  Teens Helping Teens Crisis Line –  Teens Helping Teens Crisis Line

  • 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336)

Crisis Text

  • 24/7 Crisis Text Line in which a live person receives your text and responds quickly


Grown and Flown

  • A blog which tries to cover the range of issue relating to raising kids ages 15-25.  We write about High School, Social Media, Midlife, College, Coming Home, Good Parenting, Bad Parenting, Cooking for Two, and Lessons Learned from Other Parents and Grandparents 

Center for Parent Information and 

  • Resources and support for Parents

Parent Project –

  • Parent Project's mission is to “develop parent-training programs for parents raising difficult or out-of-control children. We are committed to providing highly effective programs that are affordable for every parent.” Parents meet one night per week for 2 to 3 hours per night. The Parent Project activity-based curriculum allows parents to learn and practice behavior management techniques at home. Parent support groups are formed using the UCLA self-help support group model.

Triple P – The Parenting – Positive Parenting Program

  • The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior, and prevent problems from developing. 


The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research &
  • CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences. 
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research
  • Providing research, resources, classes, and free guided meditations
  • All-in-one resource for self-compassion
Mindfulness for Healthy Living –


The Virtual Hope Box
Notes To Self
The Mindfulness App
Calm App –
  • Guided meditations, both free and paid options
Insight Timer 
  • A free app that provides guided meditations, meditation music, meditation talks by leading professionals in the field of mindfulness and meditation
  • Available on the App Store or Google Play

Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW

3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste 128
Westlake Village, CA 91362
[email protected]