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School Academic Counselors
  Avi Fernandez Staff
  Alison Zampino Dean
Mental Health Clinicians

Zoe Machado

Judy Schwerin

Suicide Prevention Week OCt 5-9

San Rafael City Schools, in partnership with Each Mind Matters and the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, will recognize Suicide Prevention Week this week, Oct. 5-9. We hope to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, and to reach as many people as possible with the tools and resources to support our students and those around them. Please see the attached letter or visit our SRCS Mental Health and Wellness website for more information.

While each school site will recognize this week differently based on needs and ages of students, we encourage all families to participate in the creation of "Green Heart Art." By placing green hearts in windows, or creating heart collages, we can symbolize the importance of hope, resiliency, and connection during these stressful times. For younger students, this can be a fun activity to do from home, and it provides an opportunity to take a walk and spy other Green Heart homes in the community. For older students, it sends a powerful message that our community acknowledges the stress we are all facing and cares about student mental health and wellbeing.

Student Mental Health Resources

Resources on Campus

SRHS currently has three mental health therapists on campus, one of them being bilingual.  If you need help or know someone who might need help, please go to the Counseling Office and ask to see your School Counselor.

Resources Off Campus

Crisis Text Line 741741

You text anytime from anywhere and a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly.

Marin Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline 415-499-1100
24 hours a day. Works with teens.

California Youth Crisis Line 1-800-843-5200
24 hours a day. Caters to youth 12 to 24. 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
24 hours a day. Works with teens.  

Alcoholics Anonymous SF/Marin 415-499-0400
M – F 10am - 6pm & Saturday 10am - 2pm. Works with teens.

Marijuana Anonymous: California, North Bay 707-583-2326

Narcotics Anonymous 877-612-7837
Automated recording, but can be transferred to a live counselor. Works with teens.

Al-Anon/Alateen 888-425-2666
M – F 8am - 5pm (EST). Ask for a counselor who deals with Alateen.

Children and Family Services 415-473-7153
24 hours a day. Call if you suspect neglect or abuse.

Marin Youth Services for Dating Abuse and Healthy Relationships 415-526-2557 (M - F 9am – 5pm)
415-924-6616 (24-hour teen hotline). Works with teens. 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474
24 hours a day. Works with teens.

Rape Crisis Center 1-800-670-RAPE
24 hours a day. Works with teens.

SF Women Against Rape 415-647-7273
24 hours a day. Works with teens.

Beyond Hunger 415-459-2270
Works with teens. Located in San Rafael. 

National Eating Disorder Association 1-800-931-2237
M - Th 6am - 6pm and Friday 6am - 2pm (EST). Works with teens. 

Spectrum LGBTQ Center 415-472-1945
Works with 14 to 18-years-olds.

The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Supports young people in crisis, feeling suicidal or in need of a safe, judgment-free place to talk.

GLBT National Youth Hotline 1-800-246-7743
M - F 1pm - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 2pm (PST). Supports teens and young adults up to age 25.

1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Works with teens.

Marin Psychiatric Emergency Services 415-473-6666
24 hours a day. Works with Teens. Facility for 5150’s in Marin County. 

California Youth Crisis Line 1-800-843-5200
24 hours a day. Caters to youth 12 to 24.

211- Referrals 211
Provides free and confidential information and referrals. 

Bay Area Community Resources 415-444-5580
Provides services to teens in the following areas: after school, alcohol and drug, healthy communities, mental health, tobacco, youth leadership. Located @ 171 Carlos Drive, San Rafael.

Family Service Agency of Marin 415-491-5700
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Works with teens. Provides support: suicide hotline 415-499-1100 and grief counseling 415-499-1195. 

1-800-DON’T-CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Works with teens.

Huckleberry Teen Center 415-258-4944
415-621-2929 (24-hour teen hotline). Located in San Rafael. 

Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN or 415-459-4907
M – F 9am - 5pm. Works with teens. Located @ 2 H Street San Rafael.  

Refueling Station During Finals

Stress Finals
As finals, the holidays, and the end of the calendar year approaches, San Rafael City Schools' Wellness Team wants to encourage our community to mindfully reflect on how we manage stress. Across all three high school campuses, we will be posting our "Stress Curve" image, to remind students about healthy vs. unhealthy levels of stress, and methods of coping or seeking support. Additionally, the Wellness Team and other campus staff will distribute healthy snacks and other relaxation-related items like essential oils, during the 15 minute break between final exams on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Our goal is to highlight to students that when stress is high, there are supportive adults available on campus, and that they can choose healthy stress-management strategies.  Here is an excerpt from a larger article on how to manage stress.