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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.

Suicide Prevention Month 2019

September is Suicide Prevention Month. There are also things you can do to help prevent suicide in your lives and communities. Read on to find out more…

20 Quick Coping Strategies for Anxiety

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives, but this emotion can sometimes be overwhelming. This is a list of 20 coping strategy ideas to use in the moment when you are feeling anxious, nervous, or scared.

5 Tips for De-Stressing in a Public Setting

Stress is all around us. We each have our own stressors, and sometimes these stressors are unbearable. However, we have the power to make the triggers tolerable!

How to talk to a safe adult about mental illness

Thinking about talking to an adult about mental illness can feel scary. How will they react? What will they say? However, talking to a safe adult can be an important step in getting support for mental illness. 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.