Counseling Resources


    Local Teen Mental Health Resources:

    Teen Resources PDF

    O'Brien Resource List:

    O'Brien Middle School Resource List

    Community Resources & Referral List:

    Community Resources & Referral List

    Please also access the District Wellness Page and the Counseling Resources page for a comprehensive list of support services:

    Family Wellness Resources

      Counseling Resources Page

    Battle Born Covid Resource Guide

    Virtual Education Tips for Parents

    SafeVoice of Nevada

    General Resources:

    Family Resource Center:

    Basic needs, rent and utilities support, interventions, counseling, SNAP and Medicaid benefits, and so much more!

                Family Resource Center Flyer
                Family Resource Referral Form

    Emergency Services:

    Crisis Support Services of Nevada. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help, call:

    1 (800) 273-8255 or the local number 775-784-8090

    Text LISTEN to 839863 or check out our website at

    Crisis Support Services of Nevada’s staff and volunteers are here 24/7/365

     Nevada 211 - Find help 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1; texting 898-211 or visiting

     Division of Child and Family Services Mobile Crisis Response Team – Call 775-688-1670 or visit

     Community Health Alliance -  Information for those families that need health care, but don’t have the funds. 775.329.6300

     For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

    For non-emergencies, you can reach the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 775-328-3001.

    City of Reno Police at 775-324-2121

    City of Sparks Police at 775-353-2231

    Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (Unemployment services) - File for unemployment online at Call centers have extended their hours and can assist people from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Northern Nevada: 775-684-0350. Rural areas in Nevada and out-of-state residents: 888-890-8211

    Talking to your Kids about Coronavirus:  

    American Academy of Pediatrics – caring for the health of your family and talking to kids about the virus.  More information.  

    Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning’s Guidelines for Parents and Caregivers provides short family tips for supporting your kids during COVID-19.  More information.

    Family Wellness, Social and Emotional Learning and Mental Health:  

    Taking care of your own mental health in uncertain times is important, so you can support those around you.  More information here.  

    Helping your family de-stress during Coronavirus from Common Sense Media, click here

    Suggested apps for self-care: Woebot, Calm, and more apps listed here.

    Food Locations:   

    The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is working with WCSD to provide meals to families. The most updated locations to pick up meals for your families can be found on our website here.

    Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows free meals for kids, locations here.   


    Solice Tree

    Upward Bound:

    Hello 8th Grade Students/Parents,


    Upward Bound is a college preparatory program provided by the University of Nevada Reno.  It equips first-generation and/or income-qualified students with essential knowledge and skills for success in high-school and post-secondary education.  Students who are accepted into the program receive guidance through both individual mentoring and workshop sessions during their high school years.  We encourage interested 8th grade students to apply.  Applications are due on April 30, 2024.


    Here is more detailed information…


    1. Check out the Upward Bound recruitment video (5 minutes).  Click here to watch the video.


    1. If students want to apply for Upward Bound, the application link is  Or, see a counselor for a hard copy. 


    Please contact the Upward Bound Help Desk at (775)784-4978 or call Mr. Howe at (775)677-5420 for any questions.