Suicide Prevention and Crisis Resources

  • Suicide is preventable and mental health is treatable. There is help!

    During school hours, if you, or a friend, are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, get help immediately from a trusted adult on campus or visit the counseling department.

    For life-threatening emergencies after school, on the weekends or during school breaks/holidays, you can call 9-1-1, your local police department or visit the nearest emergency room if you can get there safely. Visit the San Mateo County Mental Health page down below for more information.

    San Mateo County Mental Health Services

    24/7 Crisis Resources
    National Suicide Prevention/Crisis Lifeline
    English: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    En Espanol: 1-888- 628- 9454
    Lifeline chat link

    StarVista Crisis Hotline
    (650) 579-0350

    Crisis Textline
    Text “Bay” to 741741

    Trevor Project Suicide Prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth

    My3 App
    Downloadable app to that helps create a safety plan with contacts to crisis resources

    Suicide Prevention Resources

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    Know the Signs
    Means Matter Campaign (Save lives by reducing access to lethal means, Harvard School of Public Health)
    Seize the Awkward (How teens can help teens connect to adults or counseling professionals)
    Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

    Suicide Prevention Toolkits
    Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
    After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
    13 Reasons Why Toolkit

    See the "Social Emotional Resources" link at the left for more mental health services