mental health


suicide hotline

Suicide & Crisis Line - 988

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or

  • Any other kind of emotion distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Stanislaus

NAMI is a non-profit corporation in located at 800 Scenic Drive, Modesto. They offer various free support groups for people who have mental health conditions, or have a family member with mental health conditions. They also raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding mental health through various educational programs. Visit their website for more information, or call 209.558.4555.

hope box

Virtual Hope Box, App

Virtual Hope Box is a multi-media coping skill app designed for people who are struggling emotionally. It contains four main features: distraction, inspiration, relaxation, and coping skills.

The distraction techniques include games that require focus, like Sudoku and word puzzles. The relaxation techniques offer a variety of guided and self-controlled meditation exercises. The coping techniques offer suggestions for activities that reduce stress. The inspiration section offers brief quotes to improve mood and motivation.

The app can be used in collaboration with a mental health provider through the “coping cards” feature, which can be programmed to address specific problem areas. The relaxation tools can also be used with a clinical professional or other meditation partner, if desired. To access the app click HERE.


A Trusted Space, Video

As the nation navigates the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this film and curriculum offers tools to mitigate the effects of grief, trauma, anxiety, and other emotional stressors affecting both students and teachers.

The 43-minute film features teachers, parents, students, and renowned experts including Linda Darling-Hammond and Pedro Noguera, among others. The accompanying research-based SEL curriculum provides a practical, empathetic, and scientific understanding of how trauma impacts behavior and learning, and how to manage it within any classroom setting.

This resource also includes recordings from "Talking About Self-Care," a professional learning event for teachers that took place on January 24, 2021.

To watch the video and learn more, click HERE.


The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project's trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 1-866-488-7386. Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Call, chat, or text visit the website to learn how to connect.


Teen Mental Health

Mental health is part of overall health. Just like it’s important to be informed about your health, it’s equally important to be informed about your mental health. We aim to take the best available scientific evidence in mental health and make it easy to understand and accessible for everyone.

The "Teen Mental Health" team is committed to creating and delivering the highest quality mental health literacy information, research, education and resources. Their materials are provided in a variety of mediums that include videos, animations, brochures, e-books, face-to-face training programs, and online training programs. Their materials are specifically designed to meet the needs of children, youth, young adults, families, educators, community agencies and health care providers. Visit the website for more information.



Living with mental illness may sometimes leave you feeling hopeless and alone. Often, you may not know what’s wrong or you may even feel like you’ve done something wrong. Even when you do understand what’s happening, you may find it hard to talk about what you’re going through with friends and family. The stigma associated with having a mental illness often makes it hard to talk openly about your feelings and experiences. We want you to know that help is available. Visit the website for more information.

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Mental Health provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. aims to educate and guide people to resources.


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. Visit the Crisis Text Line website for more information.