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)

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Your Life Your Voice [web resource]

yourlifeyourvoicekbannerYour Life Your Voice is the website for the Boys Town National Hotline, a free resource established in 1989 for kids, ​teens, and young adults.  ​​​​​Counselors are available 24/7 and have a wide range of experiences working with kids and families who are frustrated, anxious, depressed, faced with an overwhelming challenge, or just need someone to talk to. Read more ›

Google Introduces Clinical Depression Survey Tool

Google screening toolClinical depression is a very common condition—in fact, approximately one in five Americans experience an episode in their lifetime. However, despite its prevalence, only about 50 percent of people who suffer from depression actually receive treatment. To help raise awareness of this condition, Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness  (NAMI) have teamed up help provide more direct access to tools and information to people who may be suffering. Read more ›

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Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) [downloadable]

wscc-model-lgEstablishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns. Research shows a link between the health outcomes of young people and their academic success. To have the most positive impact on the health outcomes of young people, government agencies, community organizations, schools, and other community members must work together through a collaborative and comprehensive approach. Read more ›

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American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChildren.org [web resource]

healthykids_orgThe American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of  66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ In 2009, the AAP launched HealthyChildren.org to provide parents with health information from a trustworthy source.
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South Bay and Peninsula Resources for Mental Health and Resilience [downloadable]

standford medicineThe following list of local mental health resources is provided courtesy of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing:

Helpful Numbers

24-hour Suicide and Crisis Line (Santa Clara County) 650-494-8420 or 408-279-3312
Uplift (EMQ) Crisis Team (Santa Clara County) 408-379-9085 or 877-412-7474
Star Vista Crisis Line (San Mateo County): 650-579-0350
NAMI Santa Clara Warm line: 408-435-0400, option 1
NAMI San Mateo Warm line: 650-638-0800
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide prevention telephone hotline funded by the U.S. government. Provides free, 24-hour assistance.
Rape Crisis Hot Line (24 hour): 650.493.7273

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Half of Us [web resource]

half of usSuicide is the third-leading cause of death among all people ages 15 to 24.

Half of Us  is dedicated to raising awareness of this problem, decreasing the stigma around mental health and encouraging students to seek help if they need it.

Though the content is written with college students in mind, most of the resources are relevant to all teens in general. Read more ›

The Mighty [web resource]

The Mighty logoThe Mighty is an online platform for people facing disability, disease and mental illness.

Having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be isolating, and The Mighty provides a safe supportive community for people (including teens and young adults) to tell their stories, connect with others and raise support for the causes they believe in. Read more ›

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Resources for Loss Survivors

comfort photoSuicides affect millions every year, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has assembled a number of resources to help survivors cope with suicide loss.  The I’ve Lost Someone section of the AFSP site contains practical information to help you through the first few days after a loss, how to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and lists some options for connecting with other survivors for support.

AFSP also provides recommendations for books, stories and films for loss survivors: Read more ›

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Teaching Everyone About Mental Health [web resource]

Teaching Everyone About Mental Illness (TEAM) is website dedicated to equipping family and friends with the tools necessary to help a loved one struggling with a mental illness.

Learn about some of the causes of mental illness, the signs that someone is struggling, what you can say, and what you can do to help. Read more ›

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Emergency Mental Health Services [web resources]

If you have an immediate need for mental health services, this list of resources can provide you with starting point. Read more ›