school counselor, Mrs. Sara Hazen is only a phone call away and is
available to IBA students for all mental health needs and
referrals. Ivy Bound Academy would like to share some websites that may
come in handy for our students and their families. These are tried and
true resources, and they are continuously updated.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
This website – The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support, and stability they seek.
Many families’ lives are touched by cancer. We Spark provides free cancer support services for children, teenagers, and adults. Participate in art class, learn yoga or tai chi, join a discussion group, or go to a workshop – it’s all designed to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and their family members and friends.
Our House Grief Support Center
If you have lost a loved one – whether a family member or a friend – Our House is there to help. This organization is dedicated to supporting people who grieve a loss, whether they be children, teens, or adults.
TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone help line for teenaged callers. It operates every evening from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and is toll-free from anywhere in California. When you call, you don’t have to give your name and everything you say will be strictly confidential. The TEEN LINE volunteers who answer the call are Southern California teenagers who have been specially trained. They won’t judge you or give you advice — their job is to listen to your feelings and help you to clarify your concerns, define the options available to you, and help you make positive decisions. No problem is too small, too large, or too shocking for the TEEN LINE volunteers. Call 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336) or in Los Angeles: 310-855-HOPE (310-855-4673) or in The Valley: 818-432-2266