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Shashank Joshi, MD


Amy Heneghan, MD



Tues, Nov 16; 7pm-8:15pm PT




Free for member school parents and for educators from member and non-member schools. Registration closes two hours before the start of this event or when maximum registration is reached.

Many of us have been impacted by the pandemic and mental health challenges. We take a deeper dive into depression and the local mental health landscape. Dr. Joshi offers expert advice on what depression looks like in children at different developmental stages, and what interventions are appropriate – both immediate and long term. Dr. Joshi shares tangible resources to use at home and at school to buoy students’ protective factors against depression, and highlights changes during Covid that have been made to make mental health resources accessible to all. Stanford psychiatrist Dr. Joshi will be in conversation with pediatrician Dr. Heneghan.

Mental Health Resources

The HEARD Alliance:


Resources for Students and Families:


Resources for Educators:


About Our Speakers

Dr. Shashank V. Joshi is Professor and Director of Training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director of School Mental Health at Stanford University. He has been the recipient of numerous awards in teaching and public service, including the Tall Tree Award from the City of Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and an Unsung Hero Award from the Santa Clara County Mental Health Board — both for his work in stigma reduction and suicide prevention. He is the lead author of the K12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention used by the California Department of Education, and co-editor of the recent book, Partnerships for Mental Health:  A Guide to Community and Academic Collaboration

Amy Heneghan, MD is a pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation where she has a thriving panel of pediatric patients in the Palo Alto Department of Pediatrics. She serves on the Professional Affairs Committee (PAC), the executive committee of the Adolescent Behavioral Health Project, and the Concussion Task Force. She has helped launch programs for teen yoga and mindfulness at PAMF and is a member of the HEARD Alliance. Her research interests include adolescent mental health and community efforts to prevent teen depression and suicide. 

She received a bachelor of arts cum laude in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine followed by an internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed a one-year fellowship in Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, then received research training as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.  From there she worked at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of general pediatrics, where she developed her research interests in maternal depression. She then joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in the divisions of pediatric emergency medicine, general pediatrics, and clinical epidemiology where she received several grants including a four-year career award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program and a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health to pilot screening of new mothers for postpartum depression in the Help Me Grow Program. She directed the Rainbow Research Network (RRN), a practice-based research network of over 200 pediatricians in the greater Cleveland area which is also part of the Ohio Pediatric Research Consortium, a network of five pediatric practice-based networks in Ohio. She was appointed Associate Dean for Admissions at the Case School of Medicine before joining the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in 2007.

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