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Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mt. Pleasant High  School's Mental Health & Wellness Center provides a safe and supportive environment in the school setting where students can discuss a variety of topics in a confidential, nonjudgmental space staffed with professionals who are dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and educational outcomes of all students. Through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, Mt. Pleasant students will receive assessment, counseling, and referrals to other support services to maximize student engagement and success.
The Mental Health & Wellness Center is staffed with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MFT and Social Work Associates and Interns, and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to address challenging issues that may be interfering with the ability to be academically successful in school.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of issues does the Mental Health & Wellness Center address?
The MHWC addresses a wide variety of issues such as: 
  • Stress
  • Depression & Suicide
  • Sexual Orientation/Gender Questions
  • Family/Home Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Violence and Abuse
  • Well-being
  • Sexual Health Education
  • Anxiety
  • Peer Relationships
  • Cultural Adjustment & Identity Issue 
  • Off-site Resources & Referrals​​​​​​
How do I refer a student to the MHWC?
Students, staff, or parents can refer a student to the MHWC. To submit a referral, click here! In addition, students can self-refer or refer friends by coming directly to the MHWC.
What types of services are provided?
Students can participate in a variety of services including assessments, brief individual therapy or group therapy on-campus, and referrals to resources both on and off-campus. Services provided to students are free and confidential!
How often will students miss classes to utilize the MHWC?
Students usually participate in MHWC services for up to one hour per week. Service providers will alternate class periods for appointments and/or group sessions so that students do not miss the same class regularly. 
Where exactly is the MHWC located?
Mt. Pleasant High School Mental Health & Wellness Center is located near the Multi Purporse Room near  the student parking lot.  
Drop-In Center
The Drop-In Center is available for students who are experiencing emotions (anxiety, anger, sadness, etc.) that cause them to not feel comfortable in class and need (usually just a short period, 15-30 minutes) time to process these feelings or distract themselves by utilizing an intervention (coloring, listening to music or a guided meditation, writing/journaling, drawing, etc.) and then get back to class in a better frame of mind. The Drop-In Center is open 8:30 - 4:00 daily. A Wellness Center Clinician will check you in and out and help identify the best intervention(s).


Bright Futures
Bright Futures program has been working with Mt. Pleasant students for more than 20 years and has been highly successful in graduation and college entrance for our participants. Bright Futures provides students with access to opportunities not normally found on a school campus, including one-to-one mentorship, a drop-in space for 9th and 10th-grade students, and leadership development for students in 11th and 12th. The ConXion Board and staff are proud to be part of Mt. Pleasant High School selection of available resources. Click here for more information!
Crisis Support
If you feel you need emotional support at this time or if you are concerned about the emotional needs of a friend, please come to the MHWC at any time during the school day. Counselors are available to talk with you. In addition, there are resources available in our community, 24 hours a day. 
Say Something
We have the Say Something Anonymous Reporting website and app available to our community to use. The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows you to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. It can be found at or you can download the app or call 1-844-5-SAYNOW.
Additionally, the Mobile Crisis Team provides 24-hour intervention to children and teens in the community who are in acute psychological crisis. Included is a 5150 assessment along with safety planning and referrals to community-based mental health services. Uplift's number is 408-379-9085.
Bill Wilson Center
The Bill Wilson Center’s Youth Crisis Line is open.
Bill Wilson Center’s SOS Crisis Hotline is a specialized line where they answer calls 24/7 from parents for children and youth who are experiencing an immediate behavioral or mental health escalation or crisis.  
SOS CRISIS HOTLINE  408 278-2585 or 408-850-6125
Youth Shelter: (408) 243-0222
2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember phone number that connects callers with health and human services in their community. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and in over 150 languages. All calls are confidential.
Suicide Crisis Resources
  • Suicide/Crisis 800-273-8255 - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 
  • Uplift Family Services: Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team: 408-379-9085
Emergency Shelter/Food/Clothing for Youth and Families
To Register as Homeless with East Side Union High School District:
Jorge Palacios 408-937-2846
Blasa Ozuna 408-347-5337
Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence or Crime
YWCA of Silicon Valley
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Help: 24-hour / Emergency Hotline: 408-279-2962
  • Non-Emergency 408-501-75540
Substance Use/Abuse
  • Youth Space 408-343-7940
  • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
  • Trevor Lifeline LGBTQQ+ Crisis Support: 1-866-488-7386
Mental Health Agencies
Legal Advocacy and Support for Youth in Santa Clara County
Health Insurance
  • Parent Stress Hotline: 1-800-829-3777
  • Teen Stress Hotline: 1-888-247-7717
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 in the United States
Community Based Organization - CBO- Agencies on Site