San Jose Launches Mental Health Platform to Help Teenagers


SAN JOSE, Calif. (BCN) – The city of San Jose on Friday launched a new mental health platform to help teens and young adults find services.

OneSJ, a website offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, lists mental health services in both the city and the entire Bay Area. It allows users to filter services based on categories such as domestic violence, unaccomodated, LGBTQIA, and college students.

“This is an approach for us to build better digital services in the public sector,” said Clay Garner, the city’s deputy chief innovation officer.

OneSJ is the first product launched by the Digital Action Corps – a Mayor’s Technology and Innovation initiative that works with tech-savvy high school students to develop digital solutions to pressing urban challenges.

There are currently four San Jose State University students / alumni in the Digital Action Corps, which provides mentoring for tech-savvy students to help them achieve their career goals.

“You ultimately identified the problem (adolescent / young adult mental crisis), designed the solution and created the website,” said city spokeswoman Gina Rodriguez. “The SJSU team volunteered their talent and time to support San Jose in a time of need.”

The students are SJSU graduate Justin Mata, graduate Angela Pham, graduate Flor Sario and student Kunwarpreet Singh.

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