Blog Posts

Suicide Prevention Month 2020

With September being Suicide Prevention Month, it’s important to raise awareness and increase education around suicide. Read on to hear about personal experiences and views on suicide prevention of four of our CPSIC staff.

Crisis Center Youth Weigh-in on Returning to School

We asked both the Crisis Center’s Teen Chat Peer Counselors and the Health Ambassadors from HAP-Y what they are feeling around going back to school this year.

Resource Round-up: BIPOC Mental Health

Recently, there has been a global rise in awareness of racism and police brutality against Black people due to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others. BIPOC youth need access to mental health resources that are supportive and anti-racist. We have complied a list of Black-focused mental health resources and directories to help people find mental health support.

Teens Speak Up About Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, asked our youth peer counselors about their views on mental health, challenges teens face with mental health issues, and what they would say to inspire hope in their peers.

Mental Health Awareness for Youth

It is more important than ever to raise awareness of mental health issues. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, read on to find out how to raise awareness in yourself, with your friends, and in your community.

Self-care Tips From StarVista’s HAP-Y Youth partnered with HAP-Y (Health Ambassador Program-Youth) youth to ask about their self-care habits and tips during the COVD 19 shelter-in-place.

Mental Health Coping During COVID 19 Shelter-In-Place

There is so much uncertainty in the world right now due to COVID 19. Here are some coping tips, mental health apps, and other services you can access to help manage your mental health.

Get Involved with the Help@Hand Project

Help@Hand is a multi-city and multi-county collaborative project whose vision is to improve the well-being of Californians by integrating promising technologies into behavioral health services. Youth who are interested in the project or in accessing wellness apps supported by this project have a number of ways to get involved!

Resource Round-up: Self Care

Self-care can be such an important practice for looking after our physical, mental, and emotional health. Check out this resource round-up of self-care themed websites, apps, and books. 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.