Social Emotional Counselor

A message from your social-emotional counselors: 

Dear SLVMS Students and Families, 

We are thinking of you all as we navigate this challenging time and want you to know that we are still available if you need support. We are available via phone or email during school hours. Please feel free to leave us a voicemail with your name, phone number, and a reason for your call. We will return all emails and phone calls as soon as possible. 

If you are having an emergency or are in crisis, please seek immediate help and call 911 or refer to the crisis contacts below. Please know that email is not confidential.

Please do your best to take care of yourselves, get good sleep, and be patient with yourselves. We are all doing our very best in a time of a lot of unknowns and new routines. We are very grateful to be a part of the SLVMS community. It brings us hope knowing how quickly we have all come together to support each other during this time. 


Lisa Haney and Ryan Popkin 




Crisis Mental Health Resources:

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 

1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

  • Crisis Text Line 

Text HOME to 741-741 

  • The Trevor Project 

Text START to 678-678


Local Mental Health/Counseling Resources: 

  • Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health (ACCESS) 

 831-454-4170 or 1-800-952-2335 24-hours a day

Walk-in crisis services are available

Monday through Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

1400 Emeline Avenue, Bldg. K. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

How to Receive Mental Health Services

  • Mountain Community Resource Center 


6134 Highway 9, Felton CA, 95018

  • Encompass Community Services 


  • Hospice of Santa Cruz County 


Coronavirus Resources and Tips for Families and Students: