Mental Health

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis that requires immediate care, dial 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. 

Adult Mental Health Outreach

CRISIS SUPPORT:

Adults: 24-hour, 7 days per week Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis hotline: 1-855-278-4204 


Children and Youth: For immediate attention, the Uplift 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).


Crisis Text Lines: 

Text “HOME” to 741741

WhatsApp “HOME” to 443-SUPPORT
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

The Trevor Project supports LGBTQ youth and provides nationwide 24-hour, 7 day per week crisis support: 

  • The Trevor Lifeline confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth: 1-866-488-7386
  • Follow this link to Confidential Online Instant Messaging with a Trevor Counselor 
  • Confidential text messaging with a Trevor Counselor: Text “START” to 678678

Nationally, one in five adults experiences a mental health condition each year. One in ten children experiences a serious mental health condition, but only one-third of them receives treatment. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and three-fourths of all cases begin by age 24. You are not alone.  

We invite you to join MVWSD in being StigmaFree encouraging acceptance and understanding of mental health conditions. Take the StigmaFree Pledge.
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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.

www.calhopeconnect.org 

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.


Community Partners:

Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) www.chacmv.org or dial 650-965-2020

CHAC offers support to families through their Family Resource Center, In-House Clinic Services, and School Based Services.  Go to CHAC’s website or call the phone number above to access the Family Resource Center or In-House Clinic Services.

If your student is experiencing social-emotional or mental health challenges, please reach out to your child’s teacher or School and Community Engagement Facilitator (SCEF) for more information on accessing CHAC’s School-Based Services. 

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 Uplift 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


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Learn more about mental illness by visiting the NAMI website.
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