Crisis Mental Health Services: 988

Suicide Hotlines: | Santa Clara County | 855-278-4204

Text Line: 741741 | (Text “BAY” for Crisis Support in Bay Area)

California Youth Crisis | 800-843-5200

National | 800-784-2433

Santa Clara County Emergency Psychiatric Service (EPS) | 408-885-6100

Crisis Lines: Critical Incident Team; Mobile Crisis Unit; Santa Clara County;
M-F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; 24 hr. helpline

NAMI Warm Line (open M-F; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) | 408-453-0400

National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text  LOVEIS  to 22522

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255

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Upcoming Events

An Advent Journey to Wholeness for Shattered Hopes

An Advent Journey to Wholeness for Shattered Hopes, Dreams and Expectations: Tuesday, November 29th at 11:00am, join free webinar and reflect on thoughts and feelings about unrealized hopes, dreams and expectations as a result of mental illness. Dcn Adam MichaeleCMHM Board Member, guides us in looking to Mary, our Mother’s, journey.  How can our Blessed Mother Mary’s response and actions during the Annunciation and her journey to Bethlehem help bring about a renewed sense of wholeness in our lives this Christmas season? If you are unable to attend live, we will send the webinar recording to all registrants.

Talking to Kids about Mental Health Free Webinar

Date: November 28, 2022

Time: 11am to 12pm

Holiday Stress & Self-Care Free Webinar

Date: December 1, 2022

Time: 11am to 12pm

Be Sensitive, Be Brave: Suicide Prevention

For more information or to request a training, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla at

Santa Teresa Monthly Hear & Be Heard

Date: December 4, 2022, first Sunday of every month

Time: 1:00 pm

St. Simon Monthly Hope & Healing Wellness Circle

Date: Third Monday of the month, over Zoom

Time: 7:00pm – 8:15pm


A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of California on Caring for those who suffer from Mental Illness Addressed to All Catholics and People of Goodwill.

Read and download here: English Spanish Vietnamese

Study Guide here: English

Holiday Stress and Self-Care Resources
Suicide Prevention

Web Resources

  1. Suicide Prevention & Crisis – Behavioral Health Services – County of Santa Clara (
  2. Suicide pdf attached
  3. A Busted Halo podcast of Bishop John & Deacon Ed Shoener discussing why and how they wrote Grieving a Loved Ones Loss to Suicide and Responding to Suicide
  4. Suicide Prevention: A Resource for Parents Brochure: This e-brochure includes questions parents can ask themselves to assess if their teen might be at risk of suicide and actions to take.  Tips on raising resilient teens as well as resources are provided.
  5. Prevención del Suicidio: Un Recurso Para Padres: Este folleto electrónico incluye preguntas que los padres pueden hacerse para evaluar si su hijo/a adolescente podría estar en riesgo de suicidio y las acciones que debe tomar. Se ofrecen recursos tanto como consejos sobre cómo criar adolescentes con capacidad de recuperación.
  6. “When a Loved One Dies by Suicide” series intended to bring the message of the book “How to discern God’s Will for your Life”. Resource from Deacon Ed Shoener, founder of the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers – for article, free eBook, and more click CRUX: Ministry helps families of suicide victims.

Book Resources

  • “After Suicide: Seven Things for Catholic to Know” by Ron Rolheiser
  • Grieving a Loved Ones Loss to Suicide
    A slim book with deep compassion; excellent for suicide bereavement support groups, nine-day (month) novena for those who bereaved be suicide, and for personal reflection, prayer and healing – available through Ave Maria Press, Amazon and other book dealers
  • Responding to Suicide: A Pastoral Handbook for Catholic Leaders
    An excellent resources with thought-provoking, theological insights, and pastoral reflections on offering consolation to those bereaved, shocked, or bewildered by death by suicide – available through Ave Maria Press, Amazon and other book dealers
  • A Busted Halo podcast of Bishop John & Deacon Ed Shoener discussing why and how they wrote Grieving a Loved Ones Loss to Suicide and Responding to Suicide
Articles and Reflections

Parishes with Mental Health Ministry

Parish grant recipients of Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers and have Mental Health Ministries: