Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S) loss support group: (408) 885-6216
Zeffer Self Help: (408) 793-2140 (T-F)
School District Initiatives
Sources of Strength Sources of Strength is a best practice suicide prevention program designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults.
Break Free From Depression Break Free From Depression is a project within the Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital. Consisting of a 4-module curriculum focused on increasing awareness around adolescent depression it is designed for use in high school classrooms. Program goals are to increase adolescents’ awareness about depression, teach them how to recognize it in themselves and in their friends, and give them strategies for finding help.
LETS Bring Change 2 Mind As part of their effort to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness, Bring Change 2 Mind encourages individuals to change the language and perceptions of mental health conditions. For more information about BC2M and their high school program, LETS Bring Change 2 Mind, dedicated to raising awareness and student empowerment, please visit the BC2M website.
Changing the Narrative (at Gunn) In their efforts to change the narrative, Gunn High School students in Palo Alto have created a space to help shift the conversation and the mindset on its campus. Their goal is to help change the narrative by normalizing everyday struggles and highlighting vulnerability through the sharing of personal narratives.