Mental Health Organizations and Resources
HEARD Alliance is a collaborative effort among healthcare agencies, schools and providers in the SF Bay Area. It shares useful resources and websites on mental health. Located on the Peninsula in the SF Bay Area, the HEARD Alliance is a community alliance of health care professionals, including primary care and mental health providers. They work in various settings, including clinics, hospitals, private practices, schools, government and private organizations. Crisis Hotline: 1.800.273.TALK. For more information, please visit www.heardalliance.org
This organization delivers high impact services through counseling, skill development and crisis prevention to children, youth, adults and families. They offer safe, supportive, non-judgmental environments and several programs offer more intensive treatment for clients who are dealing with trauma or multiple mental health and substance abuse issues. For more information please call 650.591.9623 or visit www.star-vista.org
NAMI (Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For more information, visit www.nami.org.
One Life Counseling Center (San Carlos)
Provide affordable individual, group and family counseling accessible for all age groups. 650.394.5155. For more information, visit onelifecounselingcenter.com/
Kara (Palo Alto) *Grief Specific
Offers emotional support and info to adults, teens and children who are grieving a death. 650.321.5272. For more information, visit kara-grief.org
Offers parenting workshops, parent coaching and consultation, child behavior and school support, clinical and special needs services, parent/child activity groups, child and family therapy, and other helpful things for parents. Located in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. For more information, please call 650.688.3040 or visit parentsplaceonline.org
Uplift Family Services
A statewide nonprofit that helps families and children. The agency is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in California and take a state-of-the-art approach to children and adolescents with complex behavioral health challenges. Located in several counties. For more information (based in San Mateo County), please call 408-379-3790 or visit their website.
Stanford Children’s Health – Teen Van
Provides health services for uninsured and/or homeless youth by visiting various San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara County locations. For more information please call 650.736.7172 or visit https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/service/teen-van.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. For more information, visit www.afsp.org
Bay Area Centers for Adolescents
Center for treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, defiance, problems with family, cutting, eating disorders, sexual identity issues, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, anger through individual/family therapy, medical management, psychological assessment, and educational therapy. Multiple locations: San Francisco, Marin, Oakland/Berkeley, and Palo Alto. For more information, please call 415.448.6679 or visit bayareaadolescent.com/home.html
County of San Mateo – PRIDE Initiative
Committed to foster a welcoming environment for the LGBTQQ12s communities living and working in San Mateo County through an interdisciplinary and inclusive approach. The PRIDE Initiative collaborates with the newly formed San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission. For more information, please visit www.smchealth.org/pride-initiative
County of San Mateo – Sequoia Teen Wellness Center
This clinic is the only provider of healthcare services exclusively for youth (ages 12-21) in Southern San Mateo County and cover a multitude of health needs. For more information, please call 650.366.2927 or visit www.co.sanmateo.ca.us./sequoiaTWC/
Fred Finch Youth Center
They work with young people to overcome multiple and simultaneous challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Youth Center locations in Alameda County and San Mateo County. For more information (San Mateo County) please call 650.286.2090, ext. 237 or visit www.fredfinch.org