Suicide accounts for 22% of the deaths caused by injury in Santa Clara County but counselors at the Behavioral Health Services Suicide Prevention Program and at those at the county’s suicide prevention hotline are there to provide help for those who are feeling depressed, hopeless or lonely. These counselors work to prevent suicide by starting with reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health issues.
Piedmont High graduate Nidhi Naroth won the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s annual “Justice for All” contest with her poem, “A Murderer at Large.” The theme of year’s competition was “Race and Law Enforcement — Let’s Work Together to Make it Better.” Three students won a total of $1,000 in scholarship money, funded through the District Attorney’s Asset Forfeiture program.
What’s a city without its’ historical landmarks? That’s the question County Supervisor Ken Yeager was faced with when the public held concerns that the Cambrian Park Plaza’s 1950’s carousel sign was to be torn down. Up next in the debate is the Burbank Theater located near San Jose City College.
Judge Stephen Manley gives hope to defendants suffering from mental illness and drug and alcohol addictions in his groundbreaking specialty Santa Clara County courtroom.
Santa Clara County’s Black Infant Health Program (BIH) improves the lives and relationships of infants and their mothers by focusing on managing stress, nutrition and building healthy relationships with their children.