Let’s Talk Mental Health – A Community Conversation Series

A community-building opportunity where stories, information, education, and support can be shared with and among people living with mental health concerns in their families, among colleagues and friends.


The Speaker Series, Let’s Talk Mental Health is…

Panim-el-Panim is a social justice initiative at Peninsula Temple Sholom that emerged from Kolot, a commitment from clergy and leadership to foster connections, deepen relationships, and engage in social justice work together as a congregation. Panim-el-Panim is a response to our community’s awareness of the need for bringing understanding and support for teens and young adults battling mental health issues.


Living with mental illness is a challenging road to travel. It is challenging because of the lack of coordinated care, because it is a silent disease, one that is difficult to discuss, because of the immense stigma associated with it and because we do not talk about it enough in our houses of worship.

We can make a difference. We can change this direction.

Increase Opportunities for Discussion & Support

Designing additional programming to reduce stigma and raise awareness in our community about mental illness. We’re partnering with PTS’ “Sholom in the Home” and “Caring Community” groups for home discussions, book discussions, support groups, and more.

For more information, wanting someone to talk to, or to learn about what we do, email, Rabbi Lisa Delson.

Upcoming Let’s Talk Mental Health Speaker Series:

Talking through the Topic of Suicide
Pre-vention and Post-Vention Considerations and Strategies. 
Sunday, August 4, 3 – 5 pm
Suicide prevention is  a topic of urgent concern given the recent dramatic increase in suicide, especially among teenagers.  Narges Zohoury Dillon, Licensed MFT of Star Vista will be the featured speaker.

Learn more by emailing Marci Benson, marcib@comcast.net

California Clubhouse, 210 Industrial Rd., Suite 102, San Carlos, CA







Community, information and support for friends and loved ones
sponsored by the Peninsula Temple Sholom Community






 Check out some of our lectures by community professionals and lay leaders on YouTube.

PTS Mental Health Crisis Resources

StarVista – A San Mateo County organization
24/7 Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center
650-579-0350 / 800-784-2433 HOTLINE for adults, teens and children

Calling the local number will get you someone in San Mateo County. Calling the 800 number will get you the first person available. This person may not be in San Mateo County.

Text HOME to 741741


StarVista Peer to Peer Teen Chat

Available 4:30 – 9:30 Monday – Thursday
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK/ 800-273-8255
Suicide and crisis 24/7 hotline 855-278-4204

Text TALK to 741741

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

Crisis Line, 415-781-0500


FAST- Family Assertive Support Team
When your loved one is in emotional distress.
650-368-3178/ Pager, 650-696-5915

Supported by Mateo Lodge and San Mateo County Mental Health

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Support, education and advocacy for families
Local number, San Mateo, NAMI office, 650-638-0800


NAMI National Helpline: 800-950-6264 (M-F: 10-6 Eastern)

Text NAMI to 741741


“Warm” Peer Support Line

M-F 7am- 11pm, Sat/Sun 11-7pm, 855-845-7415
For people in distress, gives resource support


Jewish Children and Family Services


Has many programs serving children, families, immigrants and the elderly in the Bay Area.


JFCS: Find Help ( listing of all JFCS services)

Psych Emergency: San Mateo Medical Center 650-573-2662

Mills Peninsula Hospital, 650-696-5915

Kaiser South San Francisco, 650-742-2511

Kaiser permanente SMC, 650-991-6455

Parent Support Line, 650-579-0358/ 888-220-7575

24/7 for any parents in search of resources or who just need to talk.


CAHPP Child & Adolescent Hotline Prevention Program Call/Text Line

24/7 for parents of children of all ages accepts both calls and text messages
650-567-KIDS (5437)



San Mateo County Access Main Number

650-579-0359/ 800-686-0101

For assistance finding mental health or substance use services