Emergency Phone Numbers24-hr Crisis Lines: 855.278.4204 (Santa Clara) | 650.579.0350 (San Mateo) | 415.781.0500 (San Francisco) | 800.273.8255 or Text BAY to 741-741 (National)

Walk in Our Shoes [web resource]

What does “mental health” mean? What is mental health? What is a mental illness? What kinds of people get mental illnesses?

Walk in Our Shoes is an innovative educational program for kids (ages 9–13), teachers, and parents that answers these questions and more about mental wellness and provides guidance on how to have open, honest conversations about mental health challenges. Using real stories from teens and young adults, students are encouraged to have age-appropriate conversations about mental health. The interactive website contains sections for youth and grown-ups, and includes lesson plans, activities, and animated videos. These resources are also available in Spanish at PonteEnMisZapatos.org.


A screening can help you determine if you or someone you care about should contact a mental health professional. Care Managers can arrange a free 30 minute Care Consultation so you can explore options with an expert. Call or email our Care Managers at 650.688.3625 or caremanager@chconline.org to set up an initial Consultation appointment.

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