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Mental Health Resources


Alameda County Crisis Support Line: 1-800-309-2131

Alameda County Crisis Support Text: Text SAFE to 20121

California Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

let's talk! alameda

Let’s Talk! Alameda: Mental Health Matters began in 2018 as an initiative of the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families (ACCYF), a non-profit organization in Alameda that promotes positive child and youth development through building innovative community partnerships, sharing information, and maximizing resources.  The Let's Talk steering committee includes representatives from AUSD, the City of Alameda, Supervisor Wilma Chan's office, and mental health agencies.

Let’s Talk! Alameda aims to raise the awareness of family members, caregivers, and other trusted adults on youth mental health issues. The campaign encourages adults across the Island to educate themselves on identifying youth struggles with emotional well-being, provides a guide to starting these sensitive conversations, and offers ways to support and advocate for improving youth mental health and well-being.

Learn more on how you can SEE the signs, TALK about mental health, and SUPPORT youth mental health and well-being by visiting the Let's Talk! Alameda website.


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covid-19 mental health resources

2017-18 mental health needs assessment

In the winter of  2018, the Student Services Department conducted a Mental and Emotional Wellness Needs Assessment survey of AUSD students, families, and staff. The goal of the survey was to identify student behavioral health needs, inventory existing school and community-based services, and create a more coordinated, integrated, and accessible behavioral health service system for all students.


Among the key needs identified from the survey results:

  • Additional behavioral health staff, services, and partnerships
  • More clarity and collaboration about roles and responsibilities of behavioral health staff and supporters
  • Improved engagement of parents/guardians and key partners in student mental and behavioral health efforts
  • Continued implementation of MTSS and PBIS (see below)
  • Continued training on social-emotional learning, bias, and cultural responsiveness

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