Mental Health

MVWSD is deeply committed to the wellness of every student, recognizing that mental health is essential to academic and personal success. Here, you'll find resources, tools, and support to promote mental health and resilience for every learner. 

Emergency Resources
Crisis Lines Table
911 988 Crisis Text Line

For emergency assistance, please dial 9-1-1

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Call 9-8-8 if you or someone you know is experiencing any kind of mental health distress, including thoughts of suicide and substance use crisis.

Callers with non-local area codes can call (800) 704-0900 and press 1 to connect with crisis support in Santa Clara County.

Text “HOME” to 741741 to for the Crisis Text Line, which provides free, 24/7 emotional support from a live, trained specialist.

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If you or someone you know needs mental health support please try any of the following resources:

Non-Emergency Support

CalHOPE Warm Line: 833-317-HOPE (4673)

The CalHOPE warm line connects callers to peer counselors who listen with compassion, provide non-judgmental support, and guide you to additional resources that can give hope and help to cope. 

CalHOPE Connect offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive emotional online support, including live online chat, for all Californians who may need support relating to COVID-19.   

Pacific Clinics (formerly Uplift Family Services) provides support to students and families in limited MVWSD schools through their Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Services. For enrolling in Uplift PEI services, parents should contact School Community Engagement Facilitators or School Counselors

For immediate attention, the Pacific Clinics Mobile Crisis Team offers 24-hour intervention to children and teens in the community who are in acute psychological crisis. To access the 24-hour/7 days a week crisis line call 1-408-379-9085 or call toll-free 1-877-41-CRISIS (412-7474).

Social-Emotional/Mental Health Symptoms Awareness

Learn about mental health conditions through The National Alliance on Mental Illness - California (NAMI-CA) website

NAMI Basics

Learn the basics when caring for someone who is experiencing mental health symptoms. The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a 6-session education program for parents and caregivers.  

NAMI Basics Covers:

  • The impact mental health conditions can have on your entire family
  • Different types of mental health care professionals, available treatment options and therapies
  • An overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems and resources to help you navigate these systems
  • How to advocate for your child's rights at school and in health care settings
  • How to prepare for and respond to crisis situations (self-harm, suicide attempts, etc.)
  • The importance of taking care of yourself
  • Much, much more

Parent tips for responding to grief.
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Teacher tips for responding to grief.
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Take charge of your mental health.
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Know the warning signs of mental illness.
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Learn more about mental illness by visiting the NAMI website.


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