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Living with mental illness is a challenging road to travel because it is a silent disease and is surrounded by immense stigma. Our programs aim to make a difference. Our hope is to bring light to a subject often kept in the dark. Under the values of Caring & Kindness and Inclusivity, PTS is committed to reduce the stigma, provide education, and promote advocacy related to mental illness, particularly for our youth.

If you are seeking mental health support for yourself or a loved one, our clergy are always here to listen and offer recommendations for further support. 

mental health awareness month

Watch Beyond the Bimah, Season 3, Episode 4
Join us for a powerful, insightful, and informative conversation with Olivia Heffernan, Communications, Events & Youth Services Manager at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Mateo County. Olivia grew up at PTS and shares her story. Recorded May 14, 2024. Beyond the Bimah Podcast here.

Take Action

Periodically, we ask you to take action on legislation that advances our mental health awareness and wellness goals. Click here for more information.

mental health crisis resources

StarVista – A San Mateo County organization
24/7 Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center
650-579-0350 / 800-784-2433 HOTLINE for adults, teens and children, Calling the local number will get you someone in San Mateo County. Calling the 800 number will get you the first person available. This person may not be in San Mateo County.
Text HOME to 741741,

StarVista Peer to Peer Teen Chat
Available 4:30 – 9:30 pm Monday – Thursday

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK/ 800-273-8255
Suicide and crisis 24/7 hotline 855-278-4204
Text TALK to 741741

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
Crisis Line, 415-781-0500

FAST- Family Assertive Support Team
When your loved one is in emotional distress.
650-368-3178/ Pager, 650-696-5915
Supported by Mateo Lodge and San Mateo County Mental Health

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Support, education, and advocacy for families
Local number, San Mateo, NAMI office, 650-638-0800
NAMI National Helpline: 800-950-6264 (M-F: 10-6 Eastern)
Text NAMI to 741741

“Warm” Peer Support Line
For people in distress, gives resource support
M-F 7 am- 11pm, Sat/Sun 11-7 pm, 855-845-7415

Jewish Children's and Family Services
Many programs serving children, families, immigrants, and the elderly in the Bay Area.

JFCS: Find Help (listing of all JFCS services)
Psych Emergency: San Mateo Medical Center 650-573-2662
Mills Peninsula Hospital, 650-696-5915
Kaiser South San Francisco, 650-742-2511
Kaiser permanente SMC, 650-991-6455
Parent Support Line, 650-579-0358/ 888-220-7575
24/7 for any parents in search of resources or who just need to talk.

CAHPP Child & Adolescent Hotline Prevention Program Call/Text Line
24/7 for parents of children of all ages accepts both calls and text messages
650-567-KIDS (5437)

San Mateo County Access Main Number
For assistance finding mental health or substance use services.
650-579-0359/ 800-686-0101


Recordings from this series of learning sessions helping adolescents to older adults, hosted by PTS in partnership with the local community. Guide to the videos can be found here.
 Click here for the PTS Let's Talk Mental Health Archive on YouTube

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