Adolescent Behavioral Health Program
When the City of Palo Alto experienced a cluster of teen suicides, our community came together to create solutions. It was obvious to PAMF that health care providers need to screen and treat at-risk teens more effectively. Since then, PAMF has been working to integrate adolescent behavioral health across settings, including primary care and the only inpatient mental health care facility in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
We envision a health care “home” where teens will feel most comfortable getting their care. Collectively, PAMF and Mills-Peninsula Health Services provide outpatient and inpatient services to more than 70,000 adolescents.
Now, with your help, we can continue our efforts to overcome barriers, tailor behavioral health care delivery to meet our adolescents’ unique needs, and save lives.