The Project Safety Net News Room is designed to provide valuable resources and information on our organization and youth mental health in Palo Alto. Here you will find our latest news, announcements, and press releases. PSN E-News for Community Partners   Press Releases   Media Guidelines   Local Mental Health In the News

Teen intensive outpatient program to open (Palo Alto Online, February 16, 2017)

County approves contract for teen inpatient unit, but still looks for more services (Palo Alto Online, February 8, 2017)

Big donations boost mental health program (Palo Alto Online, January 19, 2017)

Palo Alto police to pilot psychiatric-emergency team (Palo Alto Online, January 12, 2017)

Palo Alto: Teen launches website to improve mental health of peers (San Jose Mercury, December 29, 2016)

Mental-health resources for Bay Area teenagers increasing in 2017 (Stanford Medicine Scope, December 26, 2016)

Stanford Children’s Health to launch new ‘critical’ youth mental health services (Mountain View Voice, December 20, 2016)

Rocked by suicides, Palo Alto high schools want to make mental health care as normal as eating breakfast (PRI, November 16, 2016)

Suicide survivors urge open conversations, awareness around mental health (Palo Alto Online, November 17, 2016)

In election protests, Palo Alto students urge love in the face of hate  (Palo Alto Online, November 15, 2016)

Post-election, local educational institutions emphasize inclusion (Palo Alto Online, November 11, 2016)

Menlo Park: Group plans to launch mental health clinic for youths  (San Jose Mercury, November 3, 2016)

Palo Alto police officer honored for work with youth (Palo Alto Online, November 2, 2016)

Palo Alto school wellness centers provide support, coordination (Palo Alto Online, Oct 27, 2016)

California just passed a groundbreaking suicide prevention bill for LGBTQ (Self, Sept 2, 2016)

Palo Alto parents, students urge district to report weighted grades (Palo Alto Online, Oct 21, 2016) Stanford Children’s Health treats transgender youth at new clinic (Palo Alto Online, Oct 21, 2016) Community Notebook: Local behavioral health organizations to merge (Palo Alto Online, Oct 20, 2016) Mental health clinic for youth coming to Menlo Park (Palo Alto Online, Oct 12, 2016)

Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling (Palo Alto Online, August 28, 2016)

Gunn, Paly expand student mental-health efforts  (Palo Alto Online, August 12, 2016)

Children’s Health Council expands teen mental-health services (Palo Alto Online, August 2, 2016)

Gunn grad leads Crisis Text Line’s Bay Area efforts (Palo Alto Online, July 19, 2016) Palo Alto community, school leaders react to CDC recommendations (Palo Alto Online, July 15, 2016) Palo Alto teen suicide clusters spark study of numbers (SF Gate, July 15, 2016) CDC releases preliminary findings on Palo Alto suicide clusters (The Stanford Daily, July 13, 2016) Teen suicides: Santa Clara County in line with state, nation (The Mercury News, July 12, 2016)( Community Notebook: Alumni to host ‘family and culture’ event in Palo Alto (Palo Alto Online, July 12, 2016) Santa Clara County Commits $600K to youth mental health center (Palo Alto Online, June 16, 2016) Facebook rolls out suicide-prevention tools globally (San Jose Mercury, June 15, 2016)

Palo Alto’s Project Safety Net seeks input on youth suicide (Palo Alto Online, June 6, 2016)

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines — Palo Alto students speak out (Palo Alto Online, June 3, 2016)

Shining light on dark issues – A Theatre Near U production reflects on youth suicide and mental illness (Palo Alto Online, June 2, 2016)

After suicide clusters, Palo Alto community searches for solutions (The Stanford Daily, May 31, 2016)

Father of Palo Alto teen who died by suicide urges parental support, awareness (Palo Alto Online, May 16, 2016)

Community Notebook: Palo Alto school district seeks members for social-emotional learning community (Palo Alto Online, April 21, 2016)

Pressure to succeed: Silicon Valley teens face culture of high expectations (NBC Bay Area, April 21, 2016)

Editorial: Hopes rise for teen psych unit (Palo Alto Online, April 16, 2016) Schools, community hope to address parenting pressure from Asian families (Parent Herald, April 15, 2016) Suicide Prevention Resources for Asian Parents (San Jose Mercury, April 9, 2016) Stress crisis: How Bay Area schools struggle to keep kids safe (San Jose Mercury, April 9, 2016) Schools target Asian parental expectations (San Jose Mercury, April 9, 2016)

Teen psychiatric facility could open at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View (Mountain View Voice, April 2, 2016)

Annual youth art show opens Friday in Palo Alto  (Palo Alto Online, March 23, 2016)

Local teen mental health program set to expand (Palo Alto Online, March 22, 2016)

Guest Opinion: Unmasking the truth — Beyond the stigma of mental illness Palo Alto teen shares her personal journey with depression, anxiety disorder (Palo Alto Online, March 19, 2016)

Giving Palo Alto teens the freedom to try (Palo Alto Online, March 11, 2016)

Palo Alto school board backs focus on new social-emotional curriculum (Palo Alto Online, March 9, 2016)

School district shifts, again, on counseling work (Palo Alto Online, March 8, 2016) Concerns over academic laning at Palo Alto schools resurface (Palo Alto Online, March 8, 2016) Palo Alto school board approves $50K to fund mental health services (Palo Alto Online, February 24, 2016) CDC Investigates Teen Suicides In Palo Alto (KQED, February 23, 2016) Dena Bravata: Silicon Valley must do more to fight mental illness (San Jose Mercury, February 22, 2016) New Project Safety Net director brings public health expertise (Palo Alto Online, February 20, 2016) After ‘Suicide Cluster’ in Palo Alto, Students share stories of anxiety, depression (ABC Nightline, February 17, 2016)

U.S. health officials are finally paying attention to Palo Alto school suicides (Huffington Post, February 17, 2016)

ABC Nightline to air piece on Palo Alto (Palo Alto Online, February 16, 2016) Disturbing Suicide Cluster Prompts CDC to Start Investigation in Palo Alto (ABC News, February 16, 2016) Teen suicides in California city to be subject of CDC study (Fox News, February 16, 2016)

After a rash of teen suicides in Palo Alto, the CDC sends team to investigate (Newsweek, February 16, 2016)

CDC launches Investigation into Palo Alto teen suicides (CBS Local, February 16, 2016) Santa Clara County community asking for federal help to stop teen suicides (KRON Bay Area, February 16, 2016) CDC Researchers will Investigate Palo Alto teen suicides starting this week (NBC Bay Area, February 15, 2016) Palo Alto: CDC to help craft suicide-prevention measures (San Jose Mercury News, February 14, 2016)

School board discusses student mental health (Palo Alto Online, February 10, 2016)

Community Notebook: Parents start local mental-health support group (Palo Alto Online, February 3, 2016) Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school (Palo Alto Online, February 3, 2016) Changing the tide’ on youth mental illness (Palo Alto Online, February 2, 2016)

Local health educator tapped to lead Palo Alto’s Project Safety Net (Palo Alto Online, January 20, 2016)

Rebounding from loss, refocusing on the students (Palo Alto Online, December 31, 2015)

Mountain View family gives $1M for mental health care facility at El Camino (Los Alto Crier, December 23, 2015)

County moves closer to opening youth inpatient psych unit (Palo Alto Online, December 15, 2015)

NBA star Jeremy Lin grapples with academic pressure, teen suicides in personal Facebook post (Washington Post, December 15, 2015)

Palo Alto, School District taking steps to address teen suicide (KPIX-SF Bay Area, December 2, 2015)

Atlantic article prompts mixed reactions (Paly Voice, December 2, 2015)

Palo Alto teen suicides, Silicon Valley culture receive new focus (KCBS-SF Bay Area, November 30, 2015)

Guest opinion: Community embraces responsibility to embrace our youth (Palo Alto Online, November 21, 2015)

Palo Alto: CDC to study teen suicide clusters (San Jose Mercury, November 18, 2015) Stanford creates new center for youth mental health and well-being (Palo Alto Online, November 9, 2015) Woodside college student launches mental health website (Palo Alto Online, November 9, 2015) Focusing on kindness, inclusion on Unity Day (Palo Alto Online, October, 21, 2015) New mobile clinic supports medically underserved youth (Palo Alto Online, October, 21, 2015) Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children (Chicago Tribune, October 19, 2015) Psychiatrist pens comprehensive guide on suicide risk (Palo Alto Online. October 15, 2015) Save the 2,008 proposal for reform to come before school board (Palo Alto Weekly, September 7, 2015) Palo Alto: Caltrain begins improvements aimed at preventing suicides (San Jose Mercury News, September 2, 2015) Palo Alto students tackle teen suicide and mental health in documentary ‘Unmasked (San Jose Mercury News, August, 28, 2015) Community Notebook:  Teachers take on strategic roles in new school year (Palo Alto Weekly, August 14, 2015) Palo Alto students film mental health documentary  (Palo Alto Weekly, August 13, 2015) Hope for Palo Altos high schoolers (Local Blog on “Save the 20018” via Palo Alto Weekly, August  1, 2015) Palo Alto: Teen suicide prevention effort lauded (San Jose Mercury, July 28, 2015) Community meeting held on planned work along Caltrain tracks to prevent future deaths (KRON 4, July 27, 2015) Palo Alto prepares to boost fencing, add sensors on rail tracks (Palo Alto Weekly, July 16, 2015) Can social media play a role in suicide prevention? (Palo Alto Weekly, June 29, 2015) Community Notebook: Palo Alto alumni organizes mental health dialogue (Palo Alto Weekly, June 26, 2015) Council backs new roadmap for Project Safety Net (Palo Alto Weekly, June 16, 2015) Palo Alto actively seeks solutions to limit access to tracks (Palo Alto Patch, June 9, 2015) Project Safety Net prepares for a new direction (Palo Alto Weekly, June 3, 2015)