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At long last, Palo Alto will have a mental health center where teens can walk in for help  

Original post made on Oct 22, 2019

A yearslong effort to open a first-of-its-kind youth mental health center in Palo Alto reached a major milestone on Tuesday: approval of a lease for a physical space on Middlefield Road.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:04 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Downfall
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 22, 2019 at 5:28 pm

I am very excited to read this. Being fiscally conservative the times that I think the city of Palo Alto or county of Santa Clara are spending money on worthwhile projects are few and far between, but I am very, very glad to see money being spent on this project as it is desperately needed. Let's hope the execution on the idea goes smoothly.

Posted by careful
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 22, 2019 at 8:06 pm

When you fill out the paperwork, it becomes part of your permanent medical record.
Explanations will be necessary for any future security clearance, sensitive job position,
or certain permits and licensing.

Posted by Philippe Rey
a resident of Mayfield
on Oct 22, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Adolescent Counseling Services looks forward to partnering with Alcove to provide substance misuse treatment to local youth and families as well as needed support to our LGBTQ+ youths! We have been providing counseling support to the Palo Alto community for 45 years now. We know community! We are community!

Posted by insurance?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 22, 2019 at 11:45 pm

Will Allcove accept insurance, or will the teens' families need to pay out-of-pocket?

Posted by Keri
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Oct 23, 2019 at 12:04 am

Keri is a registered user.

Terrific news! Thank you Dr Adelsheim for your years of work to make this happen!

Posted by wish i could do it over
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 23, 2019 at 6:08 pm

as a 2016 Gunn alum who had a really difficult time finding adequate mental health care after anxiety/depression/extenuating circumstances, I'm so glad that our community is finally investing in our youth and giving them the tools they need to maintain their mental health and wellness. I just wish this was done a lot sooner, or when I was in school - would have made my quality of life and probably life in general substantially better. but I'm glad other Palo Alto teens won't have to go through what I went through.

Posted by Jacob Towery, MD
a resident of University South
on Nov 21, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Wonderful article. I'm very excited to learn that Allcove will be opening soon. Speaking as an adolescent psychiatrist, I think it is awesome that Stanford is opening this clinic and that many teens will be able to access much-needed services here. Thank you!

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