Welcome to Project Safety Net!
Project Safety Net is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto. Our mission is to develop and implement a community-based mental health plan that includes education, prevention and intervention strategies that together provide a “safety net” for youth in Palo Alto, and defines our community’s teen suicide prevention efforts.
Need help? Suicide and crisis hotline 1-855-278-4204
Upcoming Events and UpdatesPreview the documentary “Unmasked” developed by Gunn and Paly students that explores teen mental health in Palo Alto and Learn more about DocX on their Facebook page This past summer 13 Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School students filmed a documentary about teen mental health in Palo Alto serving as a way to spark conversation between youth and adults, break the stigma around mental health and inspire hope throughout the community.
Research has shown that “means restriction” is an important part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. The safety improvements are being done in conjunction with Caltrain. Safety improvements include fence installation and enhancements, vegetation and brush removal, and the piloting of an intrusion camera detection system.
Back-to-school is here, here are some highlighted mental health resources for your family:
- Adolescent Counseling Services
- Kara Grief Support
- “Hotlines for Teen” brochure
- PAUSD Mental Health Resources List
- HEARD Alliance
- Project Cornerstone; 41 Developmental Assets
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 Strategic Plan 2013-2014
- PSN Organizational Structure and Implementation Planning Process – Summary Report – June 2011
- 2011 Developmental Assets Survey Results
Featured Websites for Teens