Youth Action Team

The Youth Action Team is engaged in carrying out suicide prevention awareness and education campaigns in partnership with Marin County Office of Education, the Marin Schools Wellness Collaborative, and other Community-Based Organizations in Marin. This Team is designed for youth ages 13-25 years old. Examples of this Team's efforts include:

If you would like to join the Youth Action Team, please contact the BHRS Prevention and Outreach Team. 

Caring Cards

The Caring Cards Initiative provides handwritten messages of hope  for patients and clients who are  recovering from mental health, suicidality, substance use or other behavioral health issues.  Youth participate in a sensitivity training to express their support. All cards reflect artwork from the May and September art/film showcase and include resources for help. 

Partner sites include Kaiser, MarinHealth, NAMI-Marin, Side By Side, Veteran's Services, Centerpoint, North Marin Community Services, Project Roomkey, and Buckelew Programs.

Caring Cards

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line was launched in Spring 2021. As part of a strategy to introduce CTL to the Marin Community, the Youth Action Team created a pilot program and survey to determine youth perception and awareness of the CTL. The pilot is currently running in 6 high schools, one university and one middle school through January 2022.  All schools in the County currently have access to the Crisis Text Line Toolkit, consisting of presentations, social media and posters/cards.  Survey data collected before and after the pilot will inform ongoing marketing of this vital intervention resource for all of Marin.

Crisis Text Line