Mental Health

Crisis Hotline : Need help? call 1-855-278-4204.

The Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline available 7 days a week for phone intervention and emotional support by highly trained volunteer Crisis Phone Counselors to help individuals.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
No matter what problems you are dealing with, they want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

ACS (Adolescent Counseling Services)
Work with teens and their families, providing continuity of care for all of their emotional & social needs. They offer afternoon and evening sessions–private and group. Also services for LGTBQ.

Project Safety Net
A Palo Alto city, school district, health providers and community initiative to prevent suicide.  List with resources.

PAUSD list with Mental Health Resources and Hot Lines/ Emergency Lines
A comprehensive list with Mental Health Organizations and links to their websites/ phone numbers.

Emotional Health and Well-Being of Our Children Parent Education Evening of CAC Selpa 1
Schools in our area are competitive. This is hard on typical students, and doubly hard on learning-challenged students and can lead to stress, depression, high-risk behaviors and self-injury.  How do we as parents support our children and give them the tools to not only survive but thrive?

Nami Santa Clara
National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Santa Clara County offers practical experience, support, education, comfort and understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and their treatment in Santa Clara County.

Reach Out
Mental Health Education for Youth.

HEARD (Health Care Alliance for Response to Adolescent Depression)
Resources list of HEARD with information on Mental Helath.

NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health)
General information on Mental Health issues.

MHA (Mental Health America)
Mental Health America (MHA)  is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

TEAM (Teaching Everyone About Mental Health)
A website built by Mackenzie Drazan after the suicide of her sister Shelby. Gives information about some treatment options and what to do when.  The website is dedicated to pooling helpful resources and sharing stories in order to help create community and help guide those who are trying to help.

More Than Sad
More Than Sad is a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that provides education about factors that put youth at risk for suicide, in particular depression and other mental disorders. They also developed a film to educate high school students about depression, the leading risk factor for suicide in both adults and teens. Presenting vignettes of four teens who were treated for depression, this 26-minute film aims to teach adolescents to recognize depression in themselves or their friends, and to encourage them to seek help.

 

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