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Mental Health & Wellness

Dear San Rafael City Schools Students, Parents & Staff, 

As we all cope with school closures and the requirement to shelter-in-place, it is understandable that we all may experience a range of emotions including overwhelm, anxiety, sadness and many others, as we continue to navigate during this time of uncertainty. It is important to continue to take care of your physical health, as well as mental health! Please see an article here about some concrete tips to help you manage. Additionally, listed below are available community resources, available for all individuals. Some are clearly geared towards youth, but many are also available to adults. The majority of the mental health supports listed below are available 24/7, and are FREE

During this time the San Rafael City Schools' mental health team will also continue to do our best, to connect students and families to available resources in the community. If a student received weekly counseling sessions at the time your school was closed, we are in the process of continuing our efforts to connect with those students, to evaluate their interest in continuing virtual sessions. This week, the SRCS mental health team is evaluating their ability to take on new referrals for virtual counseling and we will share more information with the community about these services soon. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns or if you know someone who needs support during this challenging time by contacting: We check this email multiple times a day and will be back in touch within 1 business day. Please note: this is NOT a place to refer a student in crisis. If a student is in crisis please use resources below. 

  • Community Action Marin: NEW! Extended Hours: Every day from 9am to 12am (midnight) someone is here for you. To learn more about our Warm Line support services and extended hours, click here.
  • SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) Disaster Distress Line: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • The Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for 24/7 CA Peer-Run Warm Line Available for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support provided by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco.
  • 24-7 Mental Health Association of SF "Warm Line": 1-855-845-7415 The Peer-Run Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. They provide assistance via phone and webchat to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use.
  • 7 Cups: Be heard by volunteer listeners and chat with others who understand, in support chat rooms. Services/website also in Spanish.
  • Bay Area Community Resources: 1-415-444-5580 or email Carin Grove at Currently offering free online sessions to youth.
  • Gender Spectrum: Find schedules and registration forms for their upcoming groups for adults and youth, their upcoming Instagram Live gender Q&A, and their webinar on gender understanding for parents, family and friends.
  • Planned Parenthood: 415-459-4907 Address: 2 H Street San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Marin Community Clinic: 415-448-1500 Address: 3620 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Huckleberry Youth Program: Phone: 415-258-4944: Teen Clinic Address: 361 Third Street, Suite G, San Rafael, CA 94901 
    • Huckleberry's Teen Tuesday Clinic: The Teen Clinic is closed, however call 415-448-1500. Prepare to be patient, there may be a wait. Tell the person that answers the phone, “I’m a teen who needs services and teen clinic is closed, I was told to call you and speak to a Nurse.” You will be transferred to Nurse Marsha and she will help you get services. She speaks English and Spanish. 
  • If you or your child needs help right away, call 911, or take your child to the nearest crisis center or emergency department.
  • Marin Mobile Crisis: Call (415) 473-6392. From 1pm-9pm daily, staff are available to walk you through how to keep your child safe, either over the phone or by coming to your home to evaluate your child. This is a free service.
  • 24-7 Safe and Sound: Need someone to talk to for parenting support? (415) 441-KIDS (5437)