If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255.  This hotline is available 24/7, providing free and confidential support to anyone who is in need of crisis resources.  There is also a crisis text line that can be accessed at 741-741.  If this is a medical or mental health emergency, please contact your pediatrician or local emergency services at (650) 617-3197


If you have serious and immediate concern regarding a student (yourself or a friend), please call 9-1-1 or PAPD Dispatch at 650-329-2413 for support. 

If your concern needs immediate attention, support is also available by contacting the providers listed below. 

Crisis Text Line741-741 (text)24/7 text line for all people in crisis.
Suicide Prevention Hotline800-273-825524/7 support, prevention and crisis resources
Trevor Lifeline678-678 (text)National LGBTQ+ hotline
Bill Wilson 24/7 Teen Line888-247-771724/7 supportive listening for any reason
SCC Suicide & Crisis Line855-278-420424/7 phone support for individuals in crisis
Uplift408-379-908524/7 mobile crisis response unit and safety planning
Alum Rock Mobile Crisis888-247-771724/7 mobile crisis response unit and support line
Star Vista650-579-035024/7 crisis intervention & suicide prevention hotline (San Mateo)

 Non Emergency Mental Health Needs

It is recommended that families, students or staff needing mental health services utilize Care Solace to find a community provider.  Those in need of support may call  24/7 (888) 515-0595,  email or

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Not sure what to do? Use the PAUSD Parents’ Guide to Risk Assessment (SpanishMandarin).

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