NOVATO HIGH SCHOOLS COMMITMENT

Improving the health, well-being and academic success of our students.

Bring Change to Mind
Meets every Tuesday during office hours in the EAST Annex
Bring Change to Mind is a student-led club dedicated to mental health conversations.  It gives teens a platform to share their voices and raise awareness around mental health. Our goal is to empower students to educate one another, and their communities, and to create a culture of peer support within their schools. Together, we’ll fight the stigma around mental illness.

DREAMERS Club
Meets every Tuesday in room 2106

SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance) Club
(Formerly GTSA: Gay Trans Straight Alliance)

Meets every Friday in room 3201

Black Student Union
Meets every Thursdays in room 3201

NHS Link Crew
Link Crew is a nationwide peer mentoring program that helps students transition from their 8th grade year to their freshman year of high school, beginning with freshman orientation in August. At freshman orientation, each incoming freshman is automatically placed in a “Crew” of ten students with two upperclassmen “Link Leaders.”  These “Link Crews” spend the day together at freshman orientation, and then meet periodically throughout the year for social and academic follow-ups.  Novato High’s Link Crew began recruiting its first cohort of leaders in the spring of 2014, and has continued to grow ever since!

Bay Area Community Resources
Counseling Clinic (415) 444-5580
BACR: Marin Counseling Clinic

North Marin Community Services (NMCS)
Counseling (415) 892-1643 x239 (Se habla Espanol)
NMCS Counseling and Therapy Services
Novato Resource Guide for Mental Health Resources

Novato Teen Clinic
Wednesday, 1:30- 5pm drop-in (415) 985-5012 (call or text)

The Novato Teen Clinic offers a free, confidential drop-in clinic for teens ages 12-21 to access reproductive and behavioral health care. We test for pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. We also provide birth control, condoms, mental health counseling, and pelvic exams for those who are experiencing symptoms.

Marin Community Clinic
(415) 448-1500

Center for Domestic Peace
C4DP: Teens and Young Adults
Marin Youth Services
Relationships exist on a spectrum, from healthy to unhealthy to abusive — and everywhere in between. It can be hard to determine where your relationship falls, especially if you haven’t dated a lot.

C4DP can help:

  • Figure out if what’s going on in a relationship (whether talking, hanging out, or hooking up) is healthy or not.
  • Connect with others who are dealing with similar issues.
  • Make a safety plan and talk about options.
  • Get emergency shelter and/or legal protection.

How? Call or text our youth services phone line 415-526-2557, M-F, 9am-5pm
Also, peer advocates are available for assistance and support 24 hours a day. Seven days a week from the National Dating Abuse Hotline.
Learn more about C4DP’s youth advocacy work of Marin Against Youth Abuse (MAYA) by clicking here!

North Bay Suicide Prevention
Call (415) 499-1100  (available 24 hours)

Marin Crisis Stabilization Unit
(415) 499-6666 (available 24 hours)
250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904

Know the Signs
Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources. Know the Signs is part of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement. To learn more, including how you can get involved, visit EachMindMatters.org

Reconozca Las Señales
Reconozca las Señales es una campaña educativa a nivel estatal acerca de la prevención del suicidio, la cual está basada en tres mensajes fundamentales: Reconoza las Señales. Escuche y Dialogue. Busque Ayuda. El propósito de esta campaña es de educar a las comunidades en California sobre cómo reconocer las señales de advertencia del suicidio, cómo escuchar y encontrar las palabras apropiadas para crear un dialogo directo con alguien en crisis del suicidio y dónde buscar recursos y ayuda profesional. Reconozca las Señales es parte de SanaMente, el movimiento de salud mental de California. Para aprender más visite SanaMente.org.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255; Spanish Language phone line at 1-888-628-9454
Available 24/7

Trevor Lifeline
A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service
Available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline
Created and staffed by transgender people, the Trans Lifeline is for any transgender person in crisis.

Crisis Text Line
Text HELLO to 741741

The Spahr Center
Spahr Center: Youth Drop-in Groups
LGBTQ Youth Drop-in Groups (Novato, 1st and 3rd Weds, 5- 6:30)
Groupo de Acogida Juvenil (San Rafael, 2nd and 4th Weds, 5- 6:30)

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