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About Suicide Prevention


Suicide Prevention: Discussing the Importance of Mental Health


"Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you,
doesn't mean you can, should or need to do it alone."  -Lisa Olivera


In San Joaquin County, there are approximately 80 deaths by suicide each year. These numbers reflect the harsh reality of mental health challenges affecting countless people. 

In 2015, the San Joaquin County Child Abuse Prevention Council received funding from Behavioral Health Services and the Mental Health Services Act to develop the Suicide Prevention program. 


The primary goals of this program are:
  • to provide prevention and awareness presentations to high school youth 
  • facilitate psycho education groups to mitigate anxiety and depression
  • complete depression screenings that identify youth's mental health needs 
  • ensure youth are appropriately referred for supportive services

In addition to the important school-based work the program delivers, the CAPC also hosts an Annual Walk 4 Life to honor survivors, bring awareness to the community and rally support and resources for Suicide Prevention. 


Survivor Spotlight: In Memory of Thomas Sanchez

Click Here to Watch



If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call:

 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Talk or Text 


This program is funded by the San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services Department, 
Department of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and Early Intervention (PEI).

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