Although the holidays are a time of joy for many, they can also evoke feelings of loneliness, stress and anxiety. If you’re dealing with these feelings, know that you aren’t alone. There are ways to manage your symptoms and get the help you need. Here are some ways to practice self-care and keep yourself healthy this holiday season.

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Tips for parents on managing holiday stress

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Mental Health Resources

Call Center for Mental Health Services: 800-704-0900

Mental Health Urgent Care: 408-885-7855

NAMI: 408-453-0400

Information and Referral: 211

Suicide and Crisis Hotline 24/7: 1-855-278-4204

Crisis Text Line: Text RENEW to 741741

“Navigating a mental health crisis” – A NAMI resource guide for those experiencing a mental health emergency

A NAMI resource Guide for those experiencing a mental health emergency. This extremely useful guide has tips on how to help yourself or a loved one during a mental health crisis, such as:

  • Warning signs of a mental health emergency
  • What to do in a mental health crisis
  • What to expect from mental health treatment
  • Other types of crises (family member missing or arrested)

Preparing for a crisis: crisis planning and portable treatment record (such as the AB1424)

Substance Use Treatment

Substance use treatment- Gateway: 1-800-488-9919

Adult and Older Adults

Adult & Older Adult Behavioral Health: 408-885-7575

Sourcewise: 408-350-3200; mysourcewise.com

Meals on Wheels Program: 408-350-3246

Friendship Line- Older Adults: 800-971-0016

Transitional Age Youth (Ages 14-25)

Uplift Family Services: 408-379-9085

Uplift Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program- 877-412-7474

REACH (Raising Early Awareness and Creating Hope): 855-273-2248

Bill Wilson Center 24/7 Teen Line: 1-888-247-7717

LGBTQ Youth Space: 408-343-7940

Chat 4 Teens: www.chat4teens.org

Emergency Food and Shelter

Homeless Helpline operated by HomeFirst: 408-510-7600

Second Harvest Food Bank Food Connection Line: 1-800-984-3663

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