Coronavirus
Safe in the South Bay Series: LiveWell During COVID-19

Beach Cities Health District’s Safe in the South Bay Series is bringing health experts, cities, chambers, schools and community members together around this fast-moving pandemic.


Watch Past Sessions
Safe in the South Bay Series: Session 6 (May 19, 2021)

Virtual Safe in the South Bay Series: COVID-19’s Mental Health Impact on Youth, Adults and Older Adults
In partnership with Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and Beach Cities Health District

We all have a new sense of gratitude as we move towards reopening in Los Angeles County. But we’ve been through a lot this past year. There are significant ramifications everyone is dealing with related to loss, our sense of safety and security, isolation and loneliness, and uncertainty. Join an esteemed panel of experts who will address these issues and provide information, resources and important perspective on how to build our coping, resiliency and re-emergence skills.

Panelists include:

  • Howard Barker, Community Liaison, Clear Recovery Center
  • David Hart, Ph.D., Director of Community Health, Always Best Care South Bay/West Los Angeles
  • Ioana Pal, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
  • Edna Osepans, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, UCLA Health

Resources: 

  • During this time of heightened health concern, BCHD is available to offer help and support. If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs assistance with errands, health-related information or referrals, please call our Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. or submit an online request
  • Call BCHD's School Well-Being Line for School Families at 310-374-3426, and press option 2 on school days between 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn more: https://www.bchd.org/schoolwellbeingline
  • For information related to mental health and social-emotional health for youth and adults, support groups and emergency services, visit https://bchd.org/resources
  • Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania (www.upenn.edu)
  • Positive Psychology Clearinghouse with variety of resources (www.positivepsychology.com)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (www.nimh.nih.gov)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (www.samhsa.gov)
  • If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening concern, please call 9-1-1. If your concern is not life-threatening, support is also available by contacting the 24/7 providers listed below:
    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
    • Crisis Text Line: Text the word “HOME” to 741-741
    • LA County Mental Health Services: (800) 854-7771
    • Los Angeles County Information Line: 2-1-1 
    • Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ): (866) 488-7386 or text 678678
    • Institute on Aging Friendship Line (Seniors and disabled adults):  (800) 971-0016
    • L.A. Warm Line (NAMI): (855) 952-9276 (10 p.m. - 6 a.m.)
Safe in the South Bay Series: Session 5 (March 24, 2021)

Presentation:

Resources:

  • During this time of heightened health concern, BCHD is available to offer help and support. If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs assistance with errands, health-related information or referrals, please call BCHD’s Assistance, Information and Referral Line, 310-374-3426 and press option 1, Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or submit an online request here.
  • To reach BCHD's School Well-Being Line, please call 310-374-3426 and press Option 2. The hours for the 2021-22 academic year will be Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm and Friday: 8 am - 12 pm. Learn more here.
  • For information related to mental health and social-emotional health for youth and adults, support groups and emergency services, visit bchd.org/resources.
  • If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK, or text TALK to 741741.

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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

Safe in the South Bay Series: Session 4 (February 4, 2021)

Safe in the South Bay Series: Session 3 (December 9, 2020)

Safe in the South Bay Series: Session 2 (October, 19, 2020)

Safe in the South Bay Series: Session 1 (August 25, 2020)