StarVista’s Crisis Center team is excited to debut the new StarVista Crisis Center website, the new home of many of our crisis services, and information about the support we provide to San Mateo County residents!
Who We Are
The StarVista Crisis Center originated as the first program of the agency back in 1966, and was the third crisis hotline founded in California. Over half a century later, the Crisis Center only continues to grow and provide high-impact services around crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and mental health education.
StarVista’s Crisis Center offers multiple crisis intervention and suicide prevention services: StarVista’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline 650-579-0350, Teen Crisis Services, Clinical Services, Educational Presentations, Health Ambassador Program – Youth (HAP-Y), and volunteering program.
New Teen Text Line
Teens can text 650-747-6463 for peer crisis support 4:30pm-7:30pm, Monday through Thursday.
In 2020, the Crisis Center received funds to create a teen-focused crisis text line. This would be an expansion of our teen crisis services, which began with the teen chat and onyourmind.net in the 1990s. Like the teen chat, the teen text line will be staffed with peer volunteers under Crisis Center staff supervision.
Teen ages 13+ can text 650-747-6463 to chat with a peer counselor 4:30 pm-9:30 pm Monday through Thursday. Teens can talk about mental health challenges, suicide, interpersonal relationships, or anything that they need support around. Peer counselors are trained to assess for suicide, offer non-judgmental emotional support, and connect service users to resources if wanted.