Outside Resources for Students


Suicide Prevention & Support

The StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center provides a free, confidential, nonjudgmental, 24-hour crisis line to callers in San Mateo County.

Crisis Line - (650) 579-0350

Parent Support Line - (888) 220-7575

Chat Room - www.onyourmind.net

Alcohol & Drug line - (650) 579-0356

Your House South - (650) 367-9687

American Association of Suicidology: a great resource for suicidology

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or distress. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Learn more at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Know the Signs: great interactive website for anyone who is interested in knowing the signs of suicide, what to say, what not to say, and where to turn

for help. Learn more at: www.suicideispreventable.org/

LivingWorks: want to learn more about Suicide Intervention? Programs such as A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) help groups and individuals gain skills to help others in time of crisis. We offer these two-day trainings free in this county. For trainings and more info. on LivingWorks see: www.livingworks.net

Self Injury: need more information on self-injury? Try one of the resources below: www.selfinjury.com Or Call: 1-800-Don't-Cut (366-8288)

LGBTQ Support

It Gets Better: inspired by tragic loss of LGBTQQI youth to bullying. Who submitted your favorite 2 minute video? Find out below: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/

The Trevor Project: provides crisis intervention and suicide intervention to LGBTQQI youth through a free hotline, website, and chat room. Call 1-888-488-7386 or go to http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Bullying & Other Resources

Reach Out: provides youth with information and support to overcome issues like low self-esteem, being bullied, suicidal issues, and self-harm. See: us.reachout.com

StopBullying.gov: get the information that you need to help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community: www.stopbullying.gov/

211: 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referrals. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more or check out their website: https://www.211bayarea.org/

The Veterans Crisis Line: connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Call: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1; text chat: text message to 838255; live chat: http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx

Alateen is part of Al‑Anon Family Groups. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track. Alateens come together to

  • share experiences, strength, and hope with each other
  • discuss difficulties
  • learn effective ways to cope with problems
  • encourage one another
  • help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program

For more information, please visit the websites below.

http://www.alanonmidpeninsula.org/ - List of Alateen Meetings in the local area

www.ncwsa.org - List of Alateen Meetings in Northern California as well as the B-17 document that lists the safety requirements for an Alateen sponsor. The safety requirements differ area to area because state laws differ.

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/ - This contains pages for the professional focused on the questions that the national organization has received. Please review this and if you have any questions not answered, please email or call me with them.


Crisis Line - 650.579.0350 or 1.800.suicide

Parent Support Line - 1.888.220.7575

Alcohol & Drug Line - 650.573.3950

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