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Onyourmind.net is a StarVista program that provides a safe and anonymous place for teens & youth to talk, find support, and look at local resources. Reaching out can feel overwhelming and scary, especially to a stranger. We are here to support you and listen to what you want to share. We value the trust our chatters put in us and make sure we don’t share your information outside of the chat. You can talk about anything that’s on your mind- including relationships, school, depression, stress, suicide, friends, parents, cutting, identity, and health. 

When you begin a chat, your counselor will greet you and try to understand what’s going on. They will listen with compassion and without judgment. We do not give advice, but provide emotional support, help brainstorm coping strategies and solutions, or offer resources if wanted. All are welcome on the chat. We ask that you adhere to out Chat Guidelines to keep the chat safe for everyone.  

The chat is based in San Mateo County, California, but anyone can use our service. You can also submit a question to be answered on our Q&A page or check out Resources for additional information and support. 

Chat Room Hours

Chat Hours

4:30PM-9:30PM PST

If the chat is closed, Lifeline Crisis Chat is available 24/7

To make a donation to onyourmind, please click here. 

Some warning signs before suicide include:

Feelings

  • Hopelessness
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Worthlessness

Thoughts

  • No one cares about me
  • I am all alone
  • No one understands me
  • No one would miss me if I were gone
  • I can’t take it anymore

Behaviors

  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Writing a will
  • Giving away possessions
  • Poor concentration
  • Initiating fights

Chat Room Closed?

Call The 24/7 Hotline 650-579-0350 or

Visit The Lifeline Crisis Chat Room

For Emergencies, Call 911

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OnYourMind.net is a program of the StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center in San Mateo County, and is staffed by volunteer high school students from the Bay Area who have been trained to help other teens.