Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Here at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, we know that it is very common for families to have mental health issues, but the majority go untreated. Mental illness is not a choice or a failure; it’s a common medical concern that we’re here to help solve.

To make an appointment to address your child’s non-urgent mental health needs, please call us at (650) 723-5511. To be contacted about possible research studies, please sign up for our Brain and Behavior Research Registry.

For urgent or life-threatening mental health needs, please call 911 or visit our pediatric emergency department. For immediate crisis intervention, text 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line, or dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is part of the national effort to define evidence-based practices in mental health care through basic and translational science, education and leadership development, community commitment and engagement, and clinical innovation and service.

Learn more about how we are advancing and providing care through the following services and programs: 

For parents of children/adolescents/adults with a psychiatric condition, including anxiety, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder, bipolar, depression, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities and other developmental disabilities.

Mindfulness parenting class

If you have concerns about a child’s or teen’s mental health, it can be daunting to figure out how, where, and when to access support. Understanding the child’s condition, navigating various levels of care, and finding the right resources can take time.

Mental Health Resource Guide (PDF)