Multifaith Day of Learning

Teen & Young Adult Mental Health

Resources for attendees or anyone looking to explore the unique role the faith community can play in addressing the youth mental health crisis.

Selected List of Resources

National Resources

  1. National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) FaithNet offers links to faith-based resources: Mental Health Ministries, Interfaith Network on Mental Illness, Pathways to Promise, and more.

  2. The American Psychological Association’s Faith Community Partnership

General Local Resources

  1. National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) San Mateo database

  2. Burlingame High School list of local support agencies
    For teens:
    For parents:

Faith-Based Local Resources

  1. The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center offers a mental illness outreach program, with a resource page that includes a packet of support materials for clergy.

  2. Jewish Family and Children’s Services: Counseling and Assistance Programs

  3. The Muslims and Mental Health Lab at Stanford studies “mental health as it relates to the Islamic faith and Muslim populations.” Includes a list of practitioner partner organizations in the community.

  4. Christian Counseling Centers has offices throughout the Bay Area.

  5. The Mormon Mental Health Association offers a list of local clinicians.

  6. Catholic Charities SF Behavioral Health Services

We are not yet aware of local programs serving observers of Buddhism, Hinduism, or other faiths and denominations. Please feel free to share with us at This list is informational, and does not constitute an endorsement of any of these organizations or resources.

Presentation Slides for Download

Slides from
“Today’s Youth Mental Health Imperative”
Dr. Steven Adelsheim, MD
Director, Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing,
Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Slides from
“Why Should Faith Institutions Be Involved?”
Reverend William S. Kruse
Co-chair of the Spirituality Initiative of the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Slides from
“Why Should Faith Institutions Be Involved?”
Mary McGrath
Manager of Mental Health Service,
San Mateo Union High School District

Video from the Day of Learning

Coming soon.