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Coronado Unified School District

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Counseling Support Resources

CUSD Counseling Support


Coronado High School

Afsanaeh Safaie, Clinical Counselor
Yesenia Zavalza, Clinical Counselor
Katie Ghio, Clinical Counselor

Coronado Middle School

Katie Ghio, Clinical Counselor
Elise O'Rourke Agrella, Clinical Counselor
Rebecca Rabe, Clinical Counselor

Village Elementary School

Jennifer Slusher, Clinical Counselor
Katie Rademacher, ERMHS Clinician

Silver Strand Elementary School

Sophia Frost, Clinical Counselor

Additional CUSD Counseling Supports  


Crisis Hotlines and Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Find more specific resources here for youth, disaster survivors, Native Americans, veterans, loss survivors, LGBTQ+, attempt survivors, Deaf / hard of hearing / hearing loss, and ayuda en español.

San Diego Access and Crisis Line

Contact the San Diego Access and Crisis Line if you or someone you care about is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis and needs immediate help. Trained and experienced counselors are available to provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention. The call is free and confidential. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
  • Crisis Line: 888-724-7240 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)
  • Live chat Monday through Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.
  • TDD / TTY Dial 711

Crisis Text Line

Text "HOME" to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust.

Boys Town Hotline

Boys Town Hotline can be reached at 800-448-3000. The Boys Town ​National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology.​​ Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. People with speech and hearing impairments can contact them via email:

San Diego Warm Line

San Diego residents can call the San Diego Warm Line at 800-920-9276 or 619-295-1055. Available 7 days a week 4 to 11 p.m., except holidays.

NAMI San Diego Family and Peer Support Helpline

The NAMI San Diego Family and Peer Support Helpline is 800-523-5933 or 619-543-1434. Contact the Helpline for any general information about support groups, register for classes, find resources, or speak to a friendly person who understands. The Helpline is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL)

The Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) Support Line is 619-482-0297 and has volunteers who are available to talk on the phone with you about your loss, confusion, frustration, anger, grief, or anything else you would like to talk about. SOSL also has a list of individual volunteers to call or email directly based on the type of loss (e.g., spouse, parent, child, etc.) Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13 to 24.
  • TrevorLifeLine: 866-488-7386
  • Trevor Text: Text “START” to 678678
  • Trevor Chat

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860) is a hotline available in the U.S. and Canada staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline is primarily for transgender people in a crisis, from struggling with gender identity to thoughts of self-harm. 7 days a week, 18 hours a day, 8 a.m. to  2 a.m.


BlackLine (800-604-5841) is a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week hotline geared towards the Black, Black LGBTQI, Brown, Native, and the Muslim community. However, no one will be turned away from this service. BlackLine is anonymous and confidential and can provide immediate crisis counseling to those who call upset, need to talk with someone immediately, or are in distress.

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. Call 800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 to get started. The Helpline offers 24/7 emotional support and if you have any medical concerns speak to a trusted healthcare provider.

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