Coping with Stress Through Self-Care
Hosted by Brook Pollard, ASW, Program Manager of Clinical Services at
April is Stress Awareness Month, a time to learn strategies to cope with stress and approach life’s challenges with a healthy mindset. Stress is an inevitable part of everyone’s life. When it becomes toxic, it can impact both our mental and physical health.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Brook Pollard, ASW, Program Manager of Clinical Services at StarVista’s Crisis Center program hosted a livestream on StarVista’s Facebook page that highlighted ways in which you can help yourself and/or a loved one when life’s stressors are present.
The Facebook livestream featured:
-Different types of stress and their causes
-How to recognize how much is too much stress
-The difference between stress and anxiety
-How to strive for a balanced lifestyle
-Ways to take care of yourself when you become overwhelmed
-Resources to support you and your loved ones
StarVista’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline 650-579-0350
StarVista’s Teen Crisis Services www.sanmateocrisis.org
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As one of the first crisis centers in California, the StarVista Crisis Center has been dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for over half a century, offering free services to youth and adults of San Mateo County.
The StarVista Crisis Center provides suicide intervention services and programs for San Mateo County residents, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, mobile youth crisis response team, online and text teen crisis support, and educational presentations to the community and schools.
StarVista’s Crisis Center’s website www.sanmateocrisis.org provides a dedicated space to share program services, updates, resources, and more. The website provides information on mental health and local community resources 24 hours a day.
TEEN CRISIS SERVICES
StarVista’s Teen Crisis Services consist of an online teen chat and teen text line, which are free, peer-to-peer services that are accessible from www.sanmatecrisis.org or by texting 650-747-6463. Teens can chat confidentially with trained youth peer counselors under Crisis Center staff supervision about various topics.
24/7 CRISIS HOTLINE
StarVista’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline 650-579-0350 offers a safe and confidential place for people to explore feelings, concerns, vent frustrations, clarify problems, and get referrals. Our crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for crisis intervention. Trained crisis workers treat callers with empathy and compassion, and provide referrals for community resources and services.
The StarVista Crisis Center holds multiple training sessions a year for those interested in volunteering with the crisis hotline. Once interviewed and selected, crisis hotline workers receive an in-depth 5-week internal training and hands-on practice before taking shifts on the line.