Helix Wellness Center

Wellness Center Calendar


- Who works in the Wellness Center

- Where we're located on campus

- What we do in the Wellness Center

- How to access services and resources

Check out the Virtual Wellness Center for:

Videos on Mindfulness, Self-Love, Meditation, and more!
Activities to Help Calm You like Yoga, Coloring, or Animal Watching
Resources like the Teen Guide to Mental Health and Wellness and Apps like GritX

Scroll through the slides and click on the hyperlinked objects to explore the Virtual Wellness Center fully



A guided self-reflection exercise for exploring life's challenges and finding solutions that fit you.
Build your Grit

Some Helpful Facts for Families: Helping Teenagers with Stress.

NAMI California


Social and Emotional Strategies at HomeDuring COVID-19 by the San Diego County of Education

Helping Teens with Gratitude can help with teen mental health.

What Is Gratitude?

Gratitude is one of many positive emotions. It's about focusing on what's good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have.

Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends, family, even computer access. It's taking a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are when something good happens — whether it's a small thing or a big thing.

We can use lots of words to describe feelings of gratitude: We might say we feel thankful, lucky, fortunate, humbled, or blessed (Teen Health from Nermurs). 

Helplines and Support:

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8266
NAMI: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org
Mental Health America: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text MHA to 741741


Check out the website for the entire list of free webinars being offered in English and Spanish.

Go to link: Be Strong Families

Families for Depression Awareness

Understanding Teen Depression

Register to Watch on Demand

October Resources and Information:

Anxiety Support Group
Wednesday at 2:00 PM. 
Please refer to the flyer for more details. 

2020 Youth Leadership Academy from Pride and Project Youth

Youth Leadership Academy

Saturday, November 14th - Sunday, November 15th


FREE (Apply here)

Please apply for this wonderful opportunity!!

Red Ribbon Week October 23-31

This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free 

The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. It also serves as a reminder that we are all empowered with shaping the communities around us through positivity, bravery and strength (2020 national family partnership).

Red Ribbon Resources:

Student Resources on where to get help with drug addiction and other information of drug prevention.

Drug prevention and education resources for parents, educators, and caregivers

Drug prevention and education resources for teens. 

September Resources:

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month:
We would like to share resources and spread awareness.  This topic is highly stigmatized and often not talked about but with understanding and compassion we can all make a difference. 


Please Clink on link for Resources from 

This event is raising Awareness for Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

Click below to watch now and hear powerful stories of resiliency from speakers like Lexi Underwood, Lavendaire, and Emma Benoit, along with entertaining performances from Tate McRae, Shin Lim, and Fuego!


Click here to watch on YouTube

Click here to watch on the LivingWorks Youth Summit website

August Resources:

Housing Resource: City of La Mesa 

Homestart (Rental Assistance) Application Closed

Teens: (Teen Health from Nemours)

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Parents Resources: (Child Mind Institute)

Black Lives Matters

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/

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Dear Students, if you have been impacted by the loss of your classmates, we have set up a support system
to assist you.

Contact your Grade Level Team or the Wellness Center Social Workers to get connected to individual or group support.

Class of 2022: glt2022@helixcharter.net
Class of 2023: glt2023@helixcharter.net
Class of 2021: glt2021@helixcharter.net
Class of 2020: glt2020@helixcharter.net

Wellness Center:
Mrs. Yee: yee@helixcharter.net (619) 405-6588 Make an Appointment Via Calendly
Mrs. Fernandez fernandez@helixcharter.net (619) 405-2386 Make an Appointment Via Calendly

Our community partner San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) will be providing additional individual and group support through zoom/phone. Contact your GLT or the Wellness Center to be connected to these supports.



Hello students we hope you are all doing well.  In this time of social distancing we would like to continue to support your mental health needs and set up ways to provide counseling support. 

Here is a helpful link that provides positive coping strategies that you can do at home gritx.org.  

We are here for you. You may email or leave a message on our work cell phones to request a virtual or phone call meeting appointment. We will respond to emails within regular school hours.  

We have some great resources to help with our mental health. Please check them out. We will add new ones periodically. 

San Diego County Office of Education
Kids Health
    Kids Health Relaxing Breathing        

Smiling Mind (free mindfulness program on web or app)
    Thrive Inside (Smiling Mind's program specific to Covid-19 social distancing)

Food assistance and Distribution Locations


Basics: Find help here with food, housing, utilities, clothing 

Counseling (Community-Based)Agencies and programs available in the community for mental health, behavioral health, and grief

Resources for Military Families: Resources in San Diego available to children and families of active-duty military.