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City Visions: Schools Adopt New Strategies to Address Teen Suicide

Photo Credit: American SPCC http://americanspcc.org/facts-teen-suicide/

City Visions explores new ways Bay Area high schools are addressing teen anxiety and depression, following student suicides in several local communities. Host Joseph Pace and guests look at teen suicide risk factors, new school-based mental health interventions, and the impact of the culture of success on kids' lives.


Vicki Abeles- Educational reformer, director and producer of “Race to Nowhere” and “Beyond Measure”, and author of “Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation

Kristy Blackburn- Advisor, The Oracle, Gunn High School’s student newspaper

Shawna Chen- Senior at Gunn High School, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle, and the creator of the Changing the Narrative series

Dr. Denise Herrmann, Ph.D.- Principal at Gunn High School in Palo Alto

Dr. Shashank Joshi, M.D.-  Director of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program and school mental health services at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255

Bay Area Suicide and Crisis Intervention Alliance

San Francisco Suicide Prevention- 415-781-0500

Family Service Agency of Marin, Suicide Prevention- 415-499-1100

Crisis Support Services Of Alameda County- 1-800-309-2131

San Mateo County StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Program650-579-0350

Contra Costa Crisis Center- 1-800-833-2900 

Santa Clara County Suicide Prevention and Crisis- 1-855-278-4204

Authentic Happiness

Youth Aware of Mental Health

Let's Bring Change to Mind

Sources of Strength

Reach Out.com

The Trevor Project