One day this summer, a local 25-year veteran teacher heard from a colleague that a 9-year-old student said she wanted to die and tried to swallow a pencil. Luckily, the teacher had participated in the County’s free Youth Mental Health First Aid training the day before and knew just what to do. The teacher immediately recognized the student’s mental health warning signs and sprang into action.Read More & Share
Research shows that people with more education live longer, healthier lives—and so do their children. For example, college graduates live on average five years longer than people who haven’t finished high school. That’s why programs like Cal-Learn, which helps pregnant or parenting teens go back to school and succeed, are so...Read More & Share
There is an old saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Thanks to her vision, passion and leadership, Robin Galas, Assistant Director of the Family Engagement Institute, took this concept into San Mateo County by not only teaching parents about how to improve their children’s health, but engaged them to take action...Read More & Share
Saving someone from a burning building is probably a situation that comes to mind when you hear the word hero, but for the residents of Hallmark House Apartments something as simple as putting a roof over their heads made Michael Lacson a hero in their eyes - and in their hearts.
Imagine yourself – in the matter of hours – living through a traumatic event, losing all of your...Read More & Share
Professor Doug Wilde's Weekly Bike Rides Reduce Blood Sugar and Highway Trash
Running, swimming, Pilates…many San Mateo County residents squeeze exercise into their busy schedules to try and stay healthy and fit. But Doug Wilde, a professor at Stanford, gets healthy while cleaning up his community and as a result, has become an inspiration to others.Read More & Share