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Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental health center

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday $600,000 over three years to support two "critical" staff positions at a yet-to-open youth mental-health center currently being developed by Stanford Medicine's Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing.

The funding, which is contingent on the opening of at least one center within Santa Clara County, is an "important first step" toward providing critical early intervention and support services for youth and adolescents in the area, said Steven Adelsheim, director of the Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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