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Q&A: Stanford psychiatrist on preventing teen suicide

The Daily sat down with Associate Professor of Psychiatry Shashank V. Joshi to discuss his work as a psychiatrist, professor and advocate for student mental health. As a panel member of the California State Superintendent’s Student Mental Health Policy Work Group, Joshi provided input on a bill that requires California school districts to enact specific policy regarding suicide prevention for seventh through 12th grade students.

Brock Turner trial inspires legislation, recall campaign

Following accusations of lenient sentencing in the Brock Turner case, California legislators on June 20 introduced Assembly Bill 2888, which would effectively mandate a minimum sentence of three years in prison for those convicted of sexual assault. Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), Assemblymen Evan Low (D-Campbell) and Bill Dodd (D-Napa) are the three Northern Californian legislators behind the bill.