Mental Health Services & Resources

At Empower Generations, we believe in the power of embracing a mindful approach to life, incorporating social-emotional learning as a way of developing well-rounded learners, and incorporating The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to aid children in meeting every challenge life sends them.

We do this not just because it’s a strong educational model but because we care about building strong kids. We’re committed to supporting our learners, no matter what they may be facing.

Academic growth is a high priority at Empower Generations, yet it is secondary to creating a safe, supportive learning environment in which the basic needs and well-being of our learners are ensured. Only then are they able to learn, interact, and grow into individuals who are prepared to excel in college, career, and civic life.

A growing number of young people experience severe challenges related to anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. Whether due to societal pressures, academic stress, bullying, relationship challenges, or mental health factors, rates of suicide among youth continue to increase. A nationwide survey conducted by the Jason Foundation indicated that a teacher is the first person a student will go to when trying to help a friend at risk of suicide. Our staff and facilitators know this and endeavor to create and maintain an environment where learners feel safe addressing mental health topics.

Suicide Awareness: Identifying and Preventing Warning Signs

The following warning signs may help you determine if someone is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated, behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

If learners believe someone they know is at risk of suicide, they should immediately speak with an educational facilitator, staff member, or family member or contact one of the agencies listed on this page.

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Our Values

We are a people of purpose, establishing a new paradigm for education. We are a caring culture that values community, which contributes to a better society. Our focus on developing empathy allows for respect and invites an engaging, positive, rich environment. We believe people are natural-born learners. We provide opportunities for discovery and wonder to nurture a lifelong love of learning. Success is demonstrated through leadership, self-direction, problem-solving skills, creativity, collaboration, innovation, and service. We embrace stepping out of our comfort zone. We value joy, fun, choice, and voice, and we celebrate that our differences contribute to our common humanity.

Love and Logic

Love and Logic is a research-driven, whole-child philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., and informs how our facilitators build healthy, respectful relationships with learners.

Parenting With Love and Logic
An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding.

  • The “Love” in Love and Logic means that we love our kids so much that we are willing to set and enforce limits, yet also means we do so with sincere compassion and empathy.
  • The “Logic” in Love and Logic happens when we allow children to make decisions and experience the natural or logical consequences. When we balance this with sincere empathy, they develop the following logic: “The quality of my life depends on the quality of my choices.”

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“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” — Fred Rogers

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Additional Resources

In the event of an emergency, 911 should always be your first call.

The following is a list of Crisis Prevention Hotline resources providing toll-free, 24-hour, immediate, confidential, culturally and linguistically appropriate, over-the-phone suicide prevention services to anyone who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts.


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:

The Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741

Children of the Night (24-hour runaway Hotline):


Cyberbullying Resources
Bullying Prevention Training & Resources

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Mental Health Help Line:

LA County Child Abuse Hotline

LA County Sheriff’s Department Non-Emergencies:
661-260-4000 (Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station)
661-948-8466 (Lancaster Sheriff’s Station)
661-272-2400 (Palmdale Sheriff’s Station)

Orange County

Orange County Crisis Assessment Team:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) WarmLine:

Orange County Sheriff’s Department:
714-647-7000 or 949-770-6011

San Bernardino County

Mental Health 24-Hour Helpline

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) WarmLine:

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department:
760-956-5001 (Desert)
909-387-8313 (Valley)