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Welcome to Project Safety Net

Our mission is to develop and implement a community-based mental health plan for overall youth well-being in Palo Alto.




Need help?  Suicide and crisis hotline 1-855-278-4204

Upcoming PSN Events and Updates

Palo Alto’s Means Restriction Efforts and the Restructuring of PSN                                                          Read the the City of Palo Alto’s press release that highlights its comprehensive approach to address
the recent teen suicide cluster in the community that involves both “means restriction” and the restructuring of PSN.


Summer vacation is here. Our commitment to support youth well-being and suicide prevention in Palo Alto continues.  Here are some resources for your family:

Click here for additional resources.

What can parents do right now to decrease the risk of suicide in their children?
by Adam Strassberg, M.D. (Guest Opinion:  Keep Calm and Parent On)

How to help someone in crisis
by Dr. Meg Durbin, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Dr. Shashank V. Joshi, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, on behalf of the executive committee of the HEARD Alliance

PSN Reports

Featured Websites for Teens


Outlet is an LGBTQQ Youth organization based in Mountain View, California. As the Peninsula’s only comprehensive LGBTQQ Youth organization, including bilingual Spanish language services, they work with local communities to support and empower LGBTQQ Youth.

Help in a crisis


Reach Out is run by the Inspire USA Foundation.  Inspire’s mission is to help millions of young people lead happier lives.

Just For Teens

ACS Just for Teens

Adolescent Counseling Services empowers teens and their families in our community to realize their emotional and social potential through counseling and preventive education.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.