Social and Emotional


Youth Services Counselor
Mike Leimbach

School Counselors
Sarah Hershey (A-K)

Grace Wahl (L-Z)


A crisis line is a service that provides free, confidential support and resources for people in emotional distress. The service is provided by a trained crisis counselor on the phone and in some cases by text and/or chat. You can call or text for help with someone you’re worried about or for yourself. 

Local 24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line

1-877-663-5433 (ONE LIFE)

Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties for over 50 years

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


988 provides free, confidential, 24/7 support and resources to people experiencing or affected by a suicidal, mental health, and/or substance use crisis. Call or text 988, or chat on their website

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 

Trevor Project

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people
ages 13–24

Trevor Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386 TrevorText: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 TrevorChat and other information and resources.

Disclaimer: The resources listed here are for informational purposes only. Although we do initially research the resources we mention, Scotts Valley High School does not endorse all their services or their opinions. We encourage you to make sure that any resource you choose to use provides services and counsel that are compatible with your own convictions and needs.

A variety of student support services are available including individual counseling, conflict resolution, alcohol/drug/tobacco prevention/intervention, family intervention meetings, loss and grief support, stress reduction training, test anxiety intervention, study skills/strategies, and AD(H)D strategies/counseling. Parents and students simply communicate with the school counselor to indicate what typed of help is needed.

Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Student Support Services Resource Directory

The purpose of this resource directory is to connect students and families to available community resources to meet the needs of all children from birth to college so that students can take full advantage of learning opportunities.

This resource guide is for community, nonprofit, government, and social service agencies that provide low­-cost, free, or sliding scale supportive services to children from birth to college. Entities must serve children, birth to college, in Santa Cruz County and enhance learning opportunities for student success.

CALL 211

211 in Santa Cruz County can help you find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and much more. Call today. Free. Confidential. Multilingual. Available 24/7.