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Additional Resources

  • Care Solace: Free Linkage to Mental Health Services: 888-515-0595; 

    Daly City Youth Health Center: 650-877-5700

    StarVista’s Online Teen Support Chat Room:

    StarVista’s Counseling Services: 650-355-8787

    National Teen Crisis Line: Text “LISTEN” to 741741

    Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA): 800-300-1080

    National Parent Helpline: 855-427-2736

    National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY

    National Suicide Line: 800-SUICIDE

    North County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services - counseling services: 650-301-8650

    Rape Trauma Services, 24 hour hotline: 650-692-7273

    San Francisco Parent Talkline: 415-441-5437

    San Mateo County Immigration Services: 650-363-4194

    Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA): 800-300-1080

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  • JUHSD Fall 2020 Wellness Counselor Availability 

    We are aware that this time of uncertainty and disruption in our daily schedules may result in feelings of stress and anxiety. Under any circumstances, it is not uncommon for students to experience mental health struggles; JUHSD Wellness Services are a great source of support for issues of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, academic stress, relationship struggles, and other concerns not requiring medical intervention. Wellness Counselor appointments are available for students and parents/guardians via video, phone, and text chat available for students and/or parents/guardians during school hours or by appointment. Please follow the schedule and instructions in the "How to make an appointment" section below for making appointments.

    • Wellness Counselors will ask a series of questions to insure that we are in contact with current JUHSD students and parents/guardians only. 
    • It is important for students and their families to understand that while the District takes student confidentiality very seriously, we can not guarantee 100% confidentiality in our use of telehealth counseling meetings as the internet and telephone are susceptible to outside interference. 
    • Parents and guardians, please see this article by Child Mind Organization about talking to children about COVID-19. 

    If this is a mental health emergency, contact the following resources immediately: 

    • 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely 
    • Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
    • StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350
    • Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 67867

    School/ Site

    Wellness/ School Social Workers 

    How to make an Appointment

    District Office

    Melissa Ambrose, LCSW (#60254)/PPS; JUHSD Wellness Coordinator


    Karla Stehl, ASW (#80408)/PPS; School Social Worker


    Marcela Ardema, LCSW (#82772)/PPS; Wellness Counselor


    Yvette Yambao-Wacher, LCSW (#29741)/PPS; Wellness Counselor


    Nico Storrow, AMFT (#114716)/PPS; Wellness Counselor


    Karla Talkoff, LMFT (#33637)/PPS; Wellness Counselor/School Counselor


    Ki Gaines, LPCC (#5217)/PPS; School Social Worker

    Terra Nova 

    Cielo Calpotura-Wagner, APCC (#2410)/PPS; Wellness Counselor


    Phrani Diksa, LCSW (#27682)/PPS; Wellness Counselor


    Sarah English, MA/PPS; Wellness Counselor

    Anti-racism/community specific support resources

    We hope you are doing the best you can to stay safe and healthy during these incredibly challenging times. We want to acknowledge the huge amount of grief, fear and anxiety many people are currently experiencing due to the COVID19 pandemic. Additionally, we know that we cannot talk about wellness without acknowledging the trauma and suffering that many people in our communities are facing as a result of the ongoing violence towards communities of color and black communities in particular. There is no doubt that the constant threat of this pandemic, and the layers of systemic oppression create huge barriers that impact not only a person’s ability to engage in learning but also their mental health and wellness. As a wellness team, our goal is to support students, families, and staff in whatever ways we can during this challenging time and to challenge racist systems and structures that are negatively impacting wellness and mental health for students, staff and families in our communities.