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Where There Is Life, There Is Hope.


View and download San Mateo County’s first ever graphic novel about mental health!

Wish to print out the comic yourself to make into a book? Find the printable booklet version here.  


Sometimes it feels like we go through our challenges alone, and it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Recovery is possible. These stories are proof.

BHRS’ Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) advances health equity in behavioral health outcomes of marginalized communities throughout San Mateo County. ODE’s Storytelling Program empowers community members to heal and address issues within their communities. Participants engage in workshops that help them create and share their stories in different forms. Check out the storytelling program here.

We All Need Help.

For assistance in finding mental health and/or substance use services for someone who may be experiencing mental illness and/or substance use condition, or for someone you are concerned about, call the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services ACCESS Call Center for information, an assessment, and a referral based on individual needs. You may contact the ACCESS Call Center at (800) 686-0101. The ACCESS Call Center is available 24/7 and language assistance is available.