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Resources Tagged With: mental health resources

Drinking Surged During the Pandemic. Know the Signs of Addiction

Retail alcohol sales jumped by 55% nationally during the third week of March, when many stay-at-home orders were put in place, according to Nielsen data, and online sales skyrocketed. Many of these trends remained for weeks. Nielsen also notes that the selling of to-go alcohol has helped sustain businesses. But the consumption of all this alcohol can be problematic for individuals, even those who haven’t had trouble with drinking in the past. Read more ›

The Clinician’s Couch: a Thing of the Past?

written by Liza Bennigson, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

In early March, as surreal rumors of a shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area began to percolate, CHC immediately began transitioning to a remote-first model of care for kids, teens and young adults.

Thanks to a HIPAA compliant healthcare platform on Zoom, the nonprofit mental health agency could continue to deliver best-in-class education and mental health services during shelter-in-place, with the level of trust and expertise the community has counted on for nearly 70 years. Read more ›

These Mental Health Apps Are Geared Toward People Of Color

The Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community has long dealt with systemic issues and stigmas that make accessing mental health resources difficult. In a current climate rife with increased racial trauma, creators of digital apps that support the emotional well-being of people of color are stepping up. Read more ›

Silicon Valley Strong Resource Hub for COVID-19 [web resource]

In March, a new initiative called Silicon Valley Strong was launched help Silicon Valley’s most vulnerable residents, small businesses and nonprofits that have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Silicon Valley Strong provides a way for  residents to stay informed and look out for each other, and it serves as a hub with critical updates and resources for the community. Read more ›

Stanford Children’s Health and CHC Now Enrolling Families for Fall/Summer Session of Intensive Outpatient Program

For young people who struggle with suicidal and/or self-harm urges and behaviors, Stanford Children’s Health in collaboration with Children’s Health Council, offers a specialized intervention program that is currently enrolling families for their summer/fall session. Read more ›

Google Adds Anxiety Self-Assessment to Search

Google is partnering with grassroots organization the National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide access to more mental health resources, including a clinically validated anxiety self-assessment. Read more ›

Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown

Staying home and sheltering in place can be stressful for everyone. But for some college students who identify as LGBTQ, returning to family environments can be very difficult and even psychologically damaging, psychologists say. Read more ›

County of Santa Clara Public Health: Protecting Your Mental Health [video]

Santa Clara County’s behavioral health and trauma experts talk about protecting and caring for our mental health during COVID-19 and strategies to support children, youth, adults and families during and after the pandemic. Read more ›

Coronavirus Resources for Teens and Young Adults [web resource]


DoSomething.org— a not-for-profit organization exclusively for young people—is dedicated to to making real-world impact through volunteering, civic action campaigns and social change. DoSomething has recently assembled COVID-19 resources to help teens and young adults stay healthy and fight anxiety. Read more ›

California Surgeon General’s Stress Relief Playbooks [downloadable]

Many of us are feeling a lot of stress right now. CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke developed two playbooks— one for adults and one for caregivers and kids— to help deal with stress during COVID-19. Read more ›

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