- Sequoia Health Care District
Check out the Fall 2021 Sequoia Healthcare District HSI Newsletter (Menlo Park Edition). Local schools have enacted the Green Folder Initiative, which is comprised of a list of signs of distress, resources, and protocols for school teachers and staff to follow. Here is the Parent Green Folder in English and Spanish.
- Safe Space
This organization is a youth-led, mental health-focused organization that empowers young people to engage openly with their local schools and communities. They create and implement initiatives to change the conversation around mental health by educating and encouraging our peers to speak up, support others, and seek help when needed. Check out their Resource page.
- Parent Venture
The Parent Venture is a nonprofit organization that extends the work of The Parent Education Series, which provides inclusive, high-quality education for parents, caregivers, students, educators and community members. Founded in 2006, the organization has reached over 90,000 attendees on critical issues - mental health, substance use, social media, and more - that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens. All presentations provide simultaneous Spanish interpretation.
Grief support for children, teens, and adults. 650-321-5272
- Crushing the Curve - Youth - Parents
A place where both students and parents can stay connected and positive and learn about ways to work together to join the fight against COVID-19.
- Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
- Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS)
Counseling services, education, support groups, therapy, and substance abuse treatment.
- EPATT (East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring)
One-on-One tutoring and mentoring, parent education from a bi-lingual staff, and tennis lessons for committed students.
Requires San Mateo County Library Card. Connect live with an expert tutor for homework help in English & Spanish.
Providing empathetic mental health care to children, adolescents, young adults and their families.
- San Mateo County Pride Center
StarVista’s Counseling Center is partnering with Menlo Park City School District to provide short-term mental health appointments to parents and caregivers of MPCSD students. With the support of MPCSD and MPAEF Fund-a-Need Programs, parents/caregivers have access to strength-based parental support and coaching. Expanding parent education and family support around a students’ emotional needs builds a greater well-being for families, models health relationships, and promotes untold educational benefits in the classroom.
- Care Solace
The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) partners with Care Solace. In collaboration with the Peninsula Healthcare District and the Sequoia Healthcare District, SMCOE is able to bring Care Solace to all San Mateo County Schools. Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Care Solace is a tool for school staff and families to connect with community-based mental healthcare resources and providers. Their proprietary care navigation system taps into a vast database of mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs in minutes.
- Resources to Help you Quit Smoking or Vaping
- The Trevor Project
24 Hr. Crisis Intervention & suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ+ young people.
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline
- Crisis Text Line
Text BAY to 741-741
- Trans Life Line
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Rethink, App for Cyberbullying Prevention
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
- Teen Line Online
- Youth Suicide Warning Signs
- The LGBTQ+ Youth Space
- Sequoia Health Care District