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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District

Information for Students

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Adolescence is a time of major transition, when teens develop many of the habits that will influence their future well-being.  The resources below can help students make good choices and to course correct and make better choices as they need to.
 
For additional support or to speak confidentially with a therapist, students may fill out a student referral form and place it in the Student Drop Box or contact a staff person.
 
Need to talk to someone? Reach out for help. 
 
Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Hotline:  800-784-2433
You can also call one of the 24/7 hotline for the Santa Clara County Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program (EMQ):
1-877-41-CRISIS (for residents of Santa Clara County)
California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
Suicide Prevention online resources
My Friend is Talking About Suicide.  What Should I Do? (for teens)
 
Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression

Safespace links for articles and videos on depression
Regular sadness vs. depression (for teens)
Anxiety disorder (for teens)
5 Ways to deal with anxiety (for teens)
Overcoming Loneliness (for teens)
 
LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ Youth

The “It Gets Better” Project
The Trevor Project: crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ people under 25.
 
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking

What is binge drinking?
TeensHealth is a nonprofit children's health system that helps families take charge of their health. The website has doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics, and easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools.
The Truth is works to end smoking and vaping.