Spring 2022 Newsletter

StarVista Crisis Center Launches Youth Stabilization, Opportunity, and Support (S.O.S.) Team 


The Youth Stabilization, Opportunity, and Support (S.O.S.) Team is a program of the StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center in partnership with the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services division, which manages the StarVista contract and has worked with the nonprofit organization to design and implement the program.


The S.O.S. team is comprised of mental health clinicians, a youth peer partner, and family partners to comprehensively address any assessment, psychoeducation, therapeutic, or case management needs. 

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Request StarVista Resources


StarVista community partners can request print resources for tabling events, schools, community centers, and more! Resources include StarVista brochures, StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention brochures and Crisis Line wallet cards, and San Mateo County Pride Center brochures. 

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StarVista in the News


San Mateo police praise new mental health program

San Mateo Daily Journal


"San Mateo’s participation in a pilot mental health crisis program has led to better interactions and collaboration between the public and its police department, with San Mateo Police Chief Ed Barberini praising the program’s initial start...Called the Community Wellness & Crisis Response Team program a mental health clinician from San Mateo County is embedded into various operations and police responses to help with mental health crises..."

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Coping with Stress Through Self-Care Livestream

Tuesday, April 12 at 12:00pm 

Facebook Live @StarVistaSMC 


Join StarVista’s Facebook livestream to learn ways in which you can help yourself and/or a loved one when life’s stressors are present.


Hosted by StarVista’s Crisis Center program, the Coping with Stress Through Self Care presentation will explore: 
-Different types of stress

-How to strive for a balanced lifestyle
-Ways to take care of yourself when you become overwhelmed


The livestream event will be hosted by Brook Pollard, ASW, Program Manager of Clinical Services at StarVista’s Crisis
Center program.

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Register for StarVista's Mental Health Matters Walk


Sunday, May 22, 2022

12:00pm - 4:00pm 

Ryder Park

1801 J Hart Clinton Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401



Join us on Sunday, May 22 at Ryder Park as we take steps to strengthen the mental health and well-being of San Mateo County!


StarVista’s Mental Health Matters Walk is a strong catalyst for change in our community. Your participation and advocacy will help us reach more people than ever before and offer the tools and resources to help our community take the first step at strengthening their mental health and wellness.


Join us for a feel-good event featuring a walk, food, activities, yoga, and special guest speakers focusing on mental health and wellness. This event is free and open to all ages!  


Register by May 21 to receive a free Mental Health Matters swag item at the walk!

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Main Office: 650-591-9623 

StarVista's 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350

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