Summer Mental Health Resources
Dear Families and Students:
As we head into the summer break, disconnection from routines may present challenges for our students. SMUHSD is committed to supporting equitable access to mental health care for our students and families. Limited Wellness support will be available this summer from June 17- July 21, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For non-urgent situations, students can complete the Schedule Once Link for an appointment with a Wellness Counselor. For more immediate support and additional resources please visit:
- StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350
- Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- Anonymous Alerts: www.anonymousalerts.com/sanmateouhsd
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, www.thehotline.org/
- 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely
- Care Solace is an online no-cost resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist students and families in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services (with or without insurance). Students and their families can access Care Solace services by contacting the summer Wellness team or:
- Call 888-515-0595 to speak with someone from your Concierge team
- Visit www.caresolace.com/smuhsdfamilies
- Rape Trauma Services 24-hour hotline: 650-692-7273
- CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse): 24-hour hotline: 1-800-300-1080
- Your House South (if you need a place to stay): 24 hour hotline: 650-367-9687
- Trevor Project (LGBTQIA+ youth): 24 hour hotline: 1-866-488-7386
- Gender Spectrum (Gender non-conforming youth)
- Immigrants Rising
Overview of the Mental Health Program!
Welcome to the Mental Health Program!
According to the latest research, one in five students living in the United States demonstrates signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder: anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. However the vast majority – nearly 80 percent – of students who need mental health services will not receive them.
The San Mateo Union High School District has partnered with the Peninsula Health Care District and Stanford University to implement an expanded mental health program. Each school has at least two Wellness Counselors to provide counseling, consultation, professional development, parent support and crisis intervention for all students on site. Additionally, three Health and Wellness Coordinators serve two high schools each, providing an additional level of support, including supervision for the Wellness Counselors, participation on the site leadership teams and building capacity for various levels and types of interventions.
Throughout the school year, we will continue to advance and improve this initiative as we build our capacity to address student mental health needs more effectively and efficiently. Your children's well being is of the utmost importance to us and we are dedicated to meeting their needs.
On November 5, 2019, Congresswoman Jackie Speier hosted a districtwide event at Hillsdale High School. Watch "Learning to Listen: Youth Perspectives on Mental Health" panel discussion below.