Mental Health

MVWSD is deeply committed to the wellness of every student, recognizing that mental health is essential to academic and personal success. Here, you'll find resources, tools, and support to promote mental health and resilience for every learner. 

Emergency Resources
Crisis Lines Table
911 988 Crisis Text Line

For emergency assistance, please dial 9-1-1

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Call 9-8-8 if you or someone you know is experiencing any kind of mental health distress, including thoughts of suicide and substance use crisis.

Callers with non-local area codes can call (800) 704-0900 and press 1 to connect with crisis support in Santa Clara County.

Text “HOME” to 741741 to for the Crisis Text Line, which provides free, 24/7 emotional support from a live, trained specialist.

Community Mental Health Resources

Resources Services Contact


Emotional, physical, and social support services for youth, ages 12 to 25.

(650) 798-6330

Bill Wilson Center Contact Cares

Confidential helpline for all ages. Provides supportive listening, counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals. Available 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week.

(408) 850-6125

The Trevor Project Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ people under 25. Confidential hotline 1-866-488-7386 
Text "START" to 678678

Bay Area Clinical Associates

Outpatient therapy services for all ages, including an intensive outpatient program.

(408) 996-7950

Children’s Health Council

Family/parenting resources, social emotional learning, and school-based services for children.

(650) 688-3625; (650) 688-3650 (Español)

Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)

After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education offers support for children and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health-related symptoms.

(650) 965-2020

ASPIRE (El Camino Health)

Specialized program offering support for children and teens experiencing mental health-related symptoms.

(650) 988-8468

Teen Eating Disorders Care (El Camino Health)

Specialized care for teens with eating disorders.

(650) 940-7000

Palo Alto Therapy

Therapy services for a range of groups including children, teens, and families.

(650) 461-9026

Gronkowski Center

Community mental health clinic associated with Palo Alto University providing counseling and psychotherapy services to adults, children, adolescents, and families.

(650) 961-9300

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services

Entry point for access to all Santa Clara County behavioral health services.

(800) 704-0900

Starlight Community Services

Programs for children, adolescents, and transitional age youth (TAY) experiencing emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges.

(408) 284-9000

Sutter Health Scout

12-week, non-clinical, online program for ages 12-26 to build resilience and self-manage anxiety and/or depression.

See website for more info

Pacific Anxiety Group

Therapy for anxiety, stress, and depression for all ages. In person and video therapy available. In-network for Aetna Insurance and Stanford Health Care Alliance.  (650) 762-8352
ACT for Mental Health
Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Court-Approved education classes including parent, co-parent, and anger management. Accepts VHP, Santa Clara Family Health Plan, Anthem MediCal, and offers sliding scale payments.
(408) 287-2640 
Gardner Health Services - Centro de Servicios Especializados
(San José) Los servicios incluyen Especialidad Salud Mental Servicios, asesoramiento en materia emocional y Salud Mental, WIC, y Crianza de los hijos, apoyo a la familia y recursos familiares

(408) 287-6200 

NAMI stigma free

If you or someone you know needs mental health support please try any of the following resources:

Non-Emergency Support

CalHOPE Warm Line: 833-317-HOPE (4673)

The CalHOPE warm line connects callers to peer counselors who listen with compassion, provide non-judgmental support, and guide you to additional resources that can give hope and help to cope. 

CalHOPE Connect offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive emotional online support, including live online chat, for all Californians who may need support relating to COVID-19.


Pacific Clinics (formerly Uplift Family Services) provides support to students and families in limited MVWSD schools through their Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Services. For enrolling in Uplift PEI services, parents should contact School Community Engagement Facilitators or School Counselors

For immediate attention, the Pacific Clinics Mobile Crisis Team offers 24-hour intervention to children and teens in the community who are in acute psychological crisis. To access the 24-hour/7 days a week crisis line call 1-408-379-9085 or call toll-free 1-877-41-CRISIS (412-7474).

Mental Health Literacy

Suicide Prevention:

Suicide is preventable.  Know the Signs. Find the Words. Reach Out. 

Tour this website to learn more on how to help prevent suicide.

LivingWorks Youth Summit

The LivingWorks Youth Summit took place in 2019 as a kick-off event introducing LivingWorks Start simulation training in an effort to address suicide prevention. The summit included appearances by social media influencers, actors and actresses, performances by musicians, and mental health literacy information.  The LivingWorks Youth Summit is a one-hour previously recorded event that can be viewed here. 

LivingWorks Start teaches trainees to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support. The free LivingWorks Start training is accessible by students, staff, and teachers in middle and high school who reside in California. Ages 13 and up can access this training

When you sign up for LivingWorks Start training, you'll learn a powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide, and you'll have a chance to practice it with impactful simulations. LivingWorks Start teaches valuable skills to everyone 13 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention.  Safety resources and support are available throughout the program.

Social-Emotional/Mental Health Symptoms Awareness

Learn about mental health conditions through The National Alliance on Mental Illness - California (NAMI-CA) website

NAMI Basics

Learn the basics when caring for someone who is experiencing mental health symptoms. The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a 6-session education program for parents and caregivers.  

NAMI Basics Covers:

  • The impact mental health conditions can have on your entire family
  • Different types of mental health care professionals, available treatment options and therapies
  • An overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and resources to help you navigate these systems
  • How to advocate for your child's rights at school and in health care settings
  • How to prepare for and respond to crisis situations (self-harm, suicide attempts, etc.)
  • The importance of taking care of yourself
  • Much, much more

Parent tips for responding to grief.
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Teacher tips for responding to grief.
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Take charge of your mental health.
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Know the warning signs of mental illness.
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Learn more about mental illness by visiting the NAMI website.


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