Caltrain, South Bay Communities Work to Reduce Suicides on Train Tracks

While the overall number of deaths by suicide on the tracks have been on downward trend in the last few years, the recent death of a 15-year-old student in Palo Alto brought the number of deaths by suicide on Caltrain’s right of way in 2015 to seven, one more than all of 2014.  “It tells us we have to keep working at this,” said Stephen Kaplan, director of San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. “We have to extend our reach. We have to make treatment accessible to people.” Read the full story on KQED News.  Learn more about San Mateo County’s Suicide Prevention efforts.