Dr. Steven Adelsheim speaks about resources for mental health, along with (left to right) Sacramento Mayor-Elect and former CA Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg; Nicole Hong, a 17-year old Gunn High School student; and Vic Ojakian, former mayor of Palo Alto who lost his son to suicide Play

“We’re all in this together”: Supporting adolescent mental wellness

The message was clear: “No one can do this alone.” Laura Roberts, MD, MA, chair of Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences kicked off the first annual Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference by addressing a diverse crowd of advocates who are passionate about improving access to care and resources for mental health. “We’re all in this together,” she emphasized.

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San Francisco Giants “Donate Life” Day

On July 30, the San Francisco Giants held their 17th Annual Organ Donor Awareness Day. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been a part of this event for several years. It’s an opportunity for community to celebrate the lives that have been saved through organ donation

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Health care hero for at-risk young people

Seth Ammerman, MD, medical director of Mobile Adolescent Health Services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has received a prestigious public service award for his role in providing free, comprehensive health-care services to uninsured and homeless youth through the hospital’s Teen Health Van.