Mental Health Resources
FUHSD is committed to both excellence and equity. Maintaining our excellence requires that we commit to ensuring high levels of learning for all students: learning that is not limited to the knowledge and skills measured on state and national assessments. We work hard to support today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders and productive citizens of tomorrow, and this includes supporting students mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. FUHSD provides many of these supports through staff that includes guidance counselors, school psychologists, student advocates (licensed marriage and family therapists) and administrators.
However, we know that student social and emotional health cannot be addressed by schools alone. Thus, we provide students and their families with services and access to community programs that will optimize the health, wellness and safety of our students for them to be successful in the years to come. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources for ensuring the health and wellbeing of your student(s) and family.
General Mental Health Resources
- Toll-free Mental Health Call Center: 800-704-0900
- Mental Health Urgent Care (MHUC) Walk-in: 408-885-7855
- YWCA of Silicon Valley
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County: 408-453-0400
- Self-help Centers: Zephyr – 408-792-2140; Esperanza – 408-852-2460
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- Center for Living with Dying
Suicide Prevention & Student Support Phone Lines
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Crisis Text Line: Text “LISTEN” to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 Hour): 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Santa Clara County 24 Hour Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1-855-278-4204
- Bill Wilson Youth Hotline (24-hours Suicide & Crisis Line): 408-850-6125
- Rape Crisis Hot Line (24-hour): 650-493-7273
- Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Support Line: 800-572-2782
Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Child Protective Services
Community Counseling Support (Sliding Fee Scale)
Emergency Youth Housing
- LGBTQ Youth Space at the Billy De Frank Center
- Parents, Families, Friends, LGBTQ People and Allies United for Equality
Local Community Resources
- Sunnyvale Community Services
- West Valley Community Services
- Asian Americans for Community Involvement
- Asian American Recovery Services
- Alum Rock Counseling Center
Transitional Age Youth (Ages 14-25)
- Uplift Family Services: 408-379-9085
- Child & Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program (CACP): 877-412-7474
- Bill Wilson Center 24/7 Teen Line: 888-247-7717
Emergency Food & Shelter
- Homeless Helpline operated by HomeFirst: 408-510-7600
- Second Harvest Food Bank: 408-266-8950
- Food Connection Toll-Free Line: 800-984-3663
Servicios de Crisis
- Norte del Condado: 650-494-8420
- Sur del Condado: 408-683-2482
- Uplift (EMQ) Crisis Team (Santa Clara County) provides free in-home suicide assessment and safety planning: 408-379-9085 or 1-877-412-7474
|Student Support Resources|
|Individual Class Support
Students can contact their teachers directly; whether in person or through email if they have questions about a class. Learning to self-advocate is a valuable skill for high school & beyond!
Academic, Social & Emotional Concerns: Student Assistance Team (SAT)
Guidance Counselors (GC’s)
High school academics, four year planning, college exploration, course selection, interest inventories, career assessments, transcript evaluation, progress reports reviews, student/family appointments, guidance presentations, social & emotional support.
A certificated staff member whose primary role is to provide services to administrators, teachers, students and their parents, which can assist the student in making appropriate progress in learning. They are available for consultation, assessment and social and emotional support.
A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose primary role is to provide crisis and short term counseling, assessment, parent consultation and education and referral to additional professional services.
Assistant Principals (AP’s)
AP’s work closely with their partner GC to support students in a variety of ways. You can talk to your AP about academic and/or social and emotional concerns
Health & Safety
Student conflict resolution & missing property on campus. Students who become ill while at school.