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Crisis Services

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Services for Students in Crisis

If you feel that your friend is in immediate risk of self-harm or harming anyone else, call 911 and ask the dispatcher to send a crisis intervention team (CIT) officer.
 
Mobile Crisis provides 24/7 suicide crisis response and referrals: 408-379-9085
 
Crisis Stabilization Unit provides suicide assessment and stabilization: 408-364-4083
 
Student Support Referral Form
If you would like someone to reach out to you, please fill out this form:  

If you are experiencing an immediate crisis, please call 911.
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Support During Non-School Hours - Contact one of the support agencies below:
 
For support via text: TEXT “START” to 741-741
Phone hotline support:
  • National Suicide Hotline:  800-784-2433
  • Rape Hotline:  408-287-3000  or  650-493-7273
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders:  630-577-1330
  • BRAVE hotline for bullied youth:  212-709-3222
  • SAFE (self-abuse finally ends):  800-273-8255
  • LGBT Youth Hotline: 800-246-7743
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Mental Health Services

Support During School Hours (8:00am - 3:30pm)
Please see Cariann Lee in the Administration building to get help for yourself or a friend at Los Altos High, or speak to any other adult staff member. You can also use the confidential drop boxes in the library, attendance office or administration building. We will get you the help you need. 
 
On-Site Support Programs
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
All of CHAC's programs are designed to protect young people from high-risk behaviors such as alcohol use, illicit drug use, violence, and premature sexual activity, while building personal assets such as school success, valuing diversity, maintaining good health, and the ability to delay gratification; all of which will help insure that they have the greatest chance for success in life. A critical component of CHAC’s work is an “integrated care” model of working with four school districts to support the psychological and emotional well-being of students in K-12. All school programs are provided free of charge to students and their families. CHAC’s school-based on-site counseling services address social, emotional and mental health issues affecting students’ ability to learn. Staff consultation and training services enhance student support and success in the classroom.
 
More information is available by e-mail to info@chacmv.org or by calling (650) 965-2020.
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The following organizations offer expedited evaluations for possible mental health conditions in youth:

Bay Area Clinical Associates serves youth through age 25, takes insurance, and has offices in San Jose, San Mateo and Oakland. Fill out the online appointment request form at baca.org and someone will contact you within 48 hours.
 
El Camino Hospital's ASPIRE intensive outpatient program, an eight- to 12-week after-school program for children, teens and young adults with anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions, offers free assessments and serves youth through age 25, covered by all insurance and Medi-Cal. Call 650-940-7000 (Mountain View) or 866-789-6089 to schedule a free, confidential assessment.
 
Palo Alto nonprofit Children's Health Council serves youth up to age 17 and offers free 30-minute care consultations: 650-688-3625; Español, 650-688-3650. CHC also offers teen therapy services and an after-school intensive outpatient program (IOP) for 14- to 18-year-olds with moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. CHC is now accepting IOP referrals at 650-688-3625 or help@chconline.org.
 
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Health & Wellness Resources

 
Health Van
For the first semester, the Health Van will be located at our school.  The dates are 9/17, 10/8, 11/5 and 12/3.  Students and families will be able to contact the Health Van directly to schedule an appointment.  There is a support person there that is bilingual (Spanish).  On the flyer, there is a list of services that require parent consent and some that don't require consent. 
 
 
Well Within
Well Within is a program of CHAC which deals with substance abuse treatment and prevention for teens and adults. 


Health & Wellness Resources

Health & Wellness Resources

Community Resources List

View the flyer for a list of local resources including:
  • Crisis lines
  • Local counseling/telehealth
  • Food & Shelter
  • LGBTQ+
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Sexual Assualt & Relationship Abuse
  • Drug, Alcohal & Addiction Recovery
 
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Free Meals - A La Carte Food Truck at both Los Altos HS and Mountain View HS!

The A La Carte Food Truck will be on campus at LAHS on Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00pm.
The A La Carte Food Truck will also be at the District Office (next to Mountain View HS parking lot) on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:15pm
MVLA families can get food at either food truck OR at both (on both days).
 
View LAHS Food Truck Flyer:  English | Spanish
View District Office/MVHS Food Truck Flyer: (English & Spanish) 
 
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Health Van

For the first semester of 2020-21, the Health Van will be located at Los Altos High School. 
The dates the Health Van will be at LAHS are: 9/17, 10/8, 11/5 and 12/3. 
 
  • Students and families will be able to contact the Health Van directly to schedule an appointment. 
  • The van has a support person on staff who is bilingual (Spanish). 
  • Some services require parent consent and some do not require consent - please read the flyer here for more information.

 
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Well Within

Well Within is a program of CHAC which deals with substance abuse treatment and prevention for teens and adults. VIEW the Well Within Treatment and Support Referrals Resource List