Alameda County Resources:

The following are helpful tips for parents, guardians, teachers, coaches and supervising adults provided by Fremont Human Services Department – Youth and Family Services.How do you identify the difference between a normal childhood mood swing and an early sign of potential mental disorder? Take an ACTIVE role to prevent youth violence and protect child health and safety.  Err on the side of caution, if something feels wrong-take action!Positive parental time and attention is the most important protection! Make the time to “hang out” regularly with your child.  Ask about their daily lives and feelings and really LISTEN.Seek help if you notice changes in your child’s behavior, or symptoms of distress that last more than 2 weeks:

  • Irritability, anger
  • Hopelessness
  • Lying or stealing
  • Sleep problems or fatigue
  • Low self esteem
  • Decrease in school grades
  • Frequent headaches
  • Stomach problems
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Conflict with peers and friends
  • Poor or excessive appetite
  • Crying spells
  • Excessive worrying and fears
  • Poor concentration

Some situations are very serious and should be acted upon immediately:

  • Self-harm (cutting, burning, bruising)
  • Bringing weapons to school
  • Running away from home
  • Use of alcohol or drugs
  • Delusions or hallucinations
  • Threats of violence / Acts of violence (against pets, people)
  • Talking or thinking of suicide
  • Being hurt or victimized by others
  • Illegal actions

Who do I call for professional help?

  • Talk to your school principal about immediate access to counseling services at school
  • Make an appointment with your child’s doctor to screen for mental and physical health problems
  • Call the Police or 911 for urgent or dangerous situations
  • Questions about youth behaviors, crisis screening and support, assessments, and counseling services can be addressed by calling the City of Fremont Youth and Family Services (YFS) (510) 574-2100
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

For tips about Parenting please visit the following resources:

Family Checkup-Positive Parenting prevents substance abuse

City of Fremont Youth and Family Services Parent Project

Raising Children to Resist Violence

For more information about warning signs and youth violence, please visit the following websites:

Warning Signs- MTV and American Psychological Association pamphlet:

Warning signs of violence

Domestic/Dating Violence and Teens

For more detailed information about child and youth mental health, please visit the following websites:

National Institute of Mental Health

Family Education and Resource Center

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Institute on Drug Abuse- resources for parents and teachers

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Stop Bullying

National Alliance on Mental Illness Child and Adolescent Action Center,_Caregivers,_and_Youth&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=37809

School Psychologist – G. Julie Xie, Ph.D.

Xie Gang DVD

Dr. Xie is a School Psychologist for Fremont Unified School District since 2000. Dr. Xie is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

A copy of Dr. Xie’s Parenting DVD is available in Chinese at $20/copy

True Education Success PPT by G. Julie Xie, Ph.D.

What Is The #1 Mental Health Issue Affecting High School Students in the Bay Area?  by G. Julie Xie, Ph.D.




Building Resiliency

Preventing Youth Suicide

American Association of  Suicidology – Facts About Suicide and Depression


Crisis Hotlines:

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: Teens for Life Hotline: 1-800-309-2131
CA Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-786-2929 (RUNAWAY)


Family Youth and Family Services Counseling (YFS) is a Division of the Fremont Human Services Department of the City of Fremont, located at the Fremont Family Resource Center. Director: Ms. Iris Preece

OFFICE:  (510) 574-2100 / 39155 Liberty St., Suite E500, Fremont, CA 94538

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


For Domestic Violence and Abuse Issues, contact SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments)

24-HOUR HOTLINE: (510) 794-6055

OFFICE:  (510) 574-2250 /1900 Mowry Ave., Suite 204, Fremont, CA 94538 (near Washington Hospital)

OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm




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