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Depression Awareness

24 Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline



California Youth Crisis Line

Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis.



Center for Parent and Teen Communication Practical tips and techniques for communicating with your teen


Contra Costa Crisis Center 

Crisis/Suicide Hotline: 800-833-2900               Crisis Text: text “HOPE” to 20121

Grief Counseling: 800-837-1818                        211 Text: text your zip code to 898211

Homeless: 800-808-6444

They offer five amazing county-wide programs that help families with major ordeals such as homelessness, youth violence, and grief. Great resources available to families in need.


Discovery Counseling Center

Community based mental health and substance abuse organization located in Danville serving children, youth and adults, providing group, couple and family therapy, and prevention education programs.

(925) 837-0505



Grief Counseling



PFLAG - Danville/San Ramon Valley Chapter  Family support and acceptance is critical to the health and wellbeing of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer...and PFLAG has been at the forefront of this work for over four decades. Find out more about our local chapter by contacting:

(925) 838-8632 or e-mail at  



San Ramon Youth Resource Program

A great program which promotes viable life skills among young people within SRVUSD through recreation activities, community service opportunities, counseling programs, and skill development at SRVUSD high schools.

(925) 973-3350



Organization committed to helping teens in unhealthy and/or abusive relationships. 

SAVE Hotline: (510) 794-6055

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: (866) 331-9474


STAND! For Families Free of Violence

Domestic violence help and resources



The Parent Project

Parenting courses for parents/guardians of at-risk teens


Depression Awareness & Suicide Prevention

Program Description

The teen and young adult years are often a roller-coaster ride of emotions, with wide variations in mood.  Depression appears to be occurring more frequently and at a much earlier age than in the past, and suicide is the third leading cause of death for teenagers. Warning signs are too often  overlooked, and the opportunity to prevent these tragedies is lost.  To increase awareness of the signs of depression and suicide risk, Monte Vista High School counselors and school psychologists present the Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention Program annually to all ninth graders through their health classes.  The program helps students understand the connection between untreated mental illness and suicide, teaching them how to identify and respond to signs of depression and suicide. 


Beginning in January 2017, all eleventh graders at Monte Vista will have the opportunity to review and deepen their learning from the original ninth grade presentation. Our goal is that they will be better prepared to handle the stresses of junior and senior years, then make the emotional transition to life after high school. Students will be reminded of the signs of depression and suicide risk so that they can be proactive in their own lives and that of their peers when these issues arise. They will hear about handling crisis situations and accessing appropriate resources on college campuses and in their communities. This program, along with the ninth grade program, will be presented by school counselors at all of our district high schools.