“Stanford Youth Solutions listens to you when you think no one else will and they are there when you reach out,” says 18 year-old Michelle.
Instead of day dreaming about dances and cheering for the football team, high school student Michelle struggled to deal with mental health challenges that were tearing her family apart. She was unable to effectively communicate with her mother and Michelle’s dangerous behavior had caused her to be placed in a residential facility.
Michelle worked with Stanford Youth Solutions to help her control her negative behavior through individual and family therapy. With the support of the program, Michelle was able to strengthen her relationship with her mother and communicate better with the family as a whole.
Today, she is an honor roll student with plans to attend college and become a preschool teacher. Michelle credits Stanford Youth Solutions with providing her with encouragement when she was ready to make a change for the better. “Stanford Youth Solutions listens to you when you think no one else will and they are there when you reach out.”