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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.

The unknown identities of the people around us

When I saw last spring that folks at Stanford are interested in the fates of the kids I got to know as a high-school English teacher—Palo Alto’s teenagers—I was moved and wanted to add my two cents to what the Daily had written (“After Suicide Clusters, Palo Alto Community Searches for Solutions,” May 31, 2016). Stanford could easily ignore what happens to the young people off campus, across El Camino, down the Foothill Expressway; but you don’t, and I’m grateful.