Get help with bullying and teen mental health

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Bay Area is a place with a rich history of diversity, open-mindedness, and acceptance. Each and every one of us has the power to keep that legacy going by passing it on to the young people we love and care for. That's why ABC7 encourages everyone to "Choose Kindness" Where You Live no matter what age you are.

Let's lead by example and show young people that there is no tolerance for bullying in the Bay Area. Let's teach kids to be respectful of others no matter what they look like or where they come from.

We know this isn't always an easy task, so we've put together some resources at the end of this article to help you out.

We also know that so many things can change when people share what they've been through. So we've called on some of our good friends and neighbors to share their stories and offer insights on how to make things better. We all have the power to stop bullying but none of us can do it alone. Remember to support one another and always, "Choose Kindness".

Bullying can take a toll on teen mental health. If you or your loved ones are dealing with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, click here for some organizations that offer help and hope.

This list will keep growing, so if you know of a resource we've missed, scroll to to the bottom of this page to make a suggestion.

Bullying Prevention Resources:


Girls Inc. of Alameda County

(510) 357-5515

510 16th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: 24-hour crisis line


The California Youth Crisis Line

24 hour : 1-800-843-5200

Phone: (916) 514-4464

San Francisco

STOMP Out Bullying

877 602 8559

No Bully

Phone: 415-767-0070

Address: 1012 Torney Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129

Committee for Children


Parent's Place

415-359-2443 (San Francisco)

650-688-3040 (Peninsula)

415-491-7959 (Marin)

707-303-1520 (Sonoma County)


(800) 467-6997

Santa Clara

Violence Prevention Program

1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120 B

San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: (408) 793-2700

Fax: (408) 793-2731

YMCA Anti-Bullying Resources

Project Cornerstone

80 Saratoga Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95051

Phone: 408-351-6482

The School Bully Can Take A Toll On Your Child's Mental Health:

Social Media Cyber-bullying: Online Safety and Security Tips for Children, Teens and Young Adults:

EMQ Child/Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program

24- hour: 408-379-9085 1-877-412-7474

24-hour, mobile crisis intervention service for Santa Clara Country children and adolescents under age 18 in acute psychological crisis. It provides multilingual (Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi, Farsi, French, Telegu, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, American Sign Language, Hebrew, and German), community-based intervention, evaluation, and links children and families with other community agencies for long term care and assistance.

Contact Cares Teen Crisis Line


Bill Willson Center's health, relationship, crisis, and information referral line for teens and young adults. This is a dispatch service that connects the caller directly to needed services, including emergency treatment and transitional housing.

24 hour Teen Hotline*


National Youth Crisis Hotline



The National School Safety Center

805 373 9977

Social Advocates for Youth

24 hour emergency hotline : (888) 729-0012

Phone: (707) 544-3299

2447 Summerfield Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95405

National Youth Crisis Hotline

(800) 442-HOPE (4673)

Sonoma County Crisis Stabilization Unit


Click here for tips on how to "Choose Kindness" where you live.

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