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Mental Health

★ Summary

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress, in healthy ways, will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.  

Update 12/18/20

During winter break, it is important to have access to information and resources to support mental well-being. Learning what signs to recognize, as well as behaviors that could be indicative of suicidal ideation, is critical at this challenging time. The pandemic, along with all of the other social issues we are experiencing, has increased the challenges we are facing. We acknowledge these challenges.

Help for Students in Crisis Web page comprehensive list of crisis/emergency and/or resources (e.g. non-crisis/emergency) to utilize during this Winter Break and/or future.

Parent Brochure EnglishThis printable brochure includes questions parents can ask themselves to assess if their teen might be at risk of suicide and actions to take.  Tips on raising resilient teens as well as resources are provided.

Webinar Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do Access Facebook Live recording of English Webinar on December 17, 2020 - Providing parents/caregivers both avenues variety of comprehension components as well as language capacities.

Teen Mental Health Guide English and Spanish amazing tool to have, a friendly reminder of self-care activities and web-based applications that may be more appealing to youth.


Youth & Family Services City of Fremont - Virtual Parent Support Group “Parenting During COVID” – offer starting from August 17th.  Free weekly virtual parent support group with two time options (Monday morning and/or Wednesday evening).  Simple pre-registration needed before the virtual meeting link is sent to registrants.

Youth & Family Services City of Fremont - Substance use disorder information.

Parenting Stress Hotline 1-800-829-3777 - 24 hours/day, 7 days/week: Offers immediate support with parenting or family concerns and/or can refer parents to organizations in Alameda County for resources.

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, please visit:


Help for Students in Crisis (

Coping with Stress and Anxiety (Student Support Services)

Let's take a deep breath

Elementary School Counselor Multiple Pages of Helpful Info

Resources for Secondary School students (MSJHS Counseling Department)

If you need immediate medical help, call 911. If you need to speak with a crisis counselor immediately, call 1-800-985-5990

How to Encourage Gratitude

5 Tips to Regain Your Calm

Here are some recommendations from Dr. Denise Pope, the founder of Challenge Success at Stanford University, to help prioritize students’ well-being and engagement with learning during school closures.

Mayo Clinic: Tips for Teens around Social Distancing