Palo Alto Fights Stigmas To Improve Youth Suicide And Mental Health Efforts
In other public health news from California, allergy season heats up after a wet winter.
San Jose Mercury News:
Community Survey Gives Snapshot Of Palo Alto Perception On Youth Suicide
The Palo Alto community sees improvements among youths and adults regarding the stigma over suicide and seeking help for mental illness, but more targeted outreach could be done, speakers at a forum on youth suicide said Wednesday. Becky Beacom, of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sutter Health, shared results of a community survey that sought to better understand the perceptions Palo Alto youths and adults have about youth suicide and prevention. (Lee, 3/23)
Southern California News Group:
Winter Rain - Achoo! - Puts Allergies In Bloom
Allergists and other specialists working across California had similar expectations – a stormy winter could lead to aggravated symptoms for people who are sensitive to common allergens like pollen or mold. Another thing to keep in mind, the powerful rain storms of past weeks are the kind of thing that can pound pollen spores into even smaller particles capable of nesting deep within a patient’s lungs. (Edwards, 3/23)