At Supervisor Simitian’s urging, the County Board of Supervisors has contracted with Allcove (formerly known as “headspace”), an innovative effort aimed at making early behavioral health care accessible and approachable for kids and teens in Santa Clara County. Because nearly 50% of all mental health conditions have their onset by the age of 14, and 75% by the age of 24, Allcove is designed to engage youngsters who are struggling with mild and moderate mental health needs – before a crisis hits them. Plans are underway for two locations in the County, one in Palo Alto and one in San Jose.
Read our press release:
County steps up support for innovative teen mental health program
Read the Palo Alto Online stories:
State approves $15M for mental health centers
Long-awaited, and potentially ground-breaking, drop-in clinic for youth opens
Read the County News story:
Allcove, the next step in youth mental health