Emergency Phone Numbers24-hr Crisis Lines: 855.278.4204 (Santa Clara) | 650.579.0350 (San Mateo) | 415.781.0500 (San Francisco) | 800.273.8255 or Text BAY to 741-741 (National)

In the wake of all the upsetting daily news,
please remember CHC is here for you and your family.

help@chconline.org or 650.688.3625

Anxiety & Depression

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

SAD seasonal affective disorder-1861157_640Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. It can affect adults, teens, and children. Read more ›

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A Crisis Line That Calms With Texting and Data

smartphone-2212963_640Can algorithms be used to address more urgent social and individual problems, like how to build trust or provide effective care? Can algorithms be used to increase the love and kindness in the world?

These are the sort of questions that the people at the Crisis Text Line — a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day via text messaging to the number 741741 — have been focusing on for four years. Read more ›

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

hands holding coffee-247835It’s hard to escape it: Christmas tunes on every radio station, snowflake cups at Starbucks, pine trees atop every other SUV. “It’s the hap-happiest season of all,” right?

Not necessarily. For many, the holidays amplify insecurities, social anxiety, financial stress, loved ones lost, or the fact that they can’t just “snap out” of their angst with a grande peppermint latte. Read more ›

Community Education

How to Help Your Anxious Young Child [presentation] [video]

How do you know what is typical and what is not?  In this class led by David Arbulú, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist at CHC, learn the signs of anxiety in young children and some strategies to help your young child manage anxiety.
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To Write Love on Her Arms [web resource]

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Read more ›

Community Education

Helping Teens Cope with Anxiety — Archbishop Mitty High School Session [presentation]

In this session at Archbishop Mitty High School, Annaleah Logan, PsyD. discusses the different forms of anxiety and their respective symptoms, the stressors that teens experience, causes of teen anxiety and depression, and coping strategies. Read more ›

Community Education

Anxiety and Depression in Teens [presentation]

In this parent education session held at the German International School of Silicon Valley, CHC’s Tonia Chen, MA, LMFT and Christine Wang, EdM invite parents to step into the shoes of their teens to better understand the complexities of a teen’s mood as well as their unique job. The discussion includes parents’ role in modeling and teaching stress management to their teens.

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Books That Can Help Children Manage Their Anxiety

boy reading book-2572105_640Anxiety disorders in children are not uncommon; in fact, some studies indicate that as many as 1 in 8 children experience anxiety that impedes their social, personal and academic functioning. Read more ›

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Childhood Trauma and Positive Health: Issue Brief [downloadable]

little-girl-2198058_640The mission of The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is to promote the early and lifelong health of children, youth and families. Part of fulfilling this mission it to disseminate data, information and ideas to understand and address social determinants of health, like adverse childhood experiences and the trauma and chronic and toxic stress that can result and impact lifelong health. Read more ›

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Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

little-boy-hiding1635065_640The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered when students are transitioning into middle or high school. Doctors say it should be treated with flexibility and therapy – not punishment. Read more ›

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