The Suicide Prevention Program oversees organized County activities to prevent suicide as a consequence of mental illness. Programs include public and targeted information campaigns, suicide prevention hotlines, training, and education. The program also leads the Suicide Prevention Council meetings, hosts annual forums, and works close with community partners to better inform equitable suicide prevention efforts.
Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and County Behavioral Health is kicking the month off with the annual Suicide Prevention Forum. Click the link below to learn about upcoming events that will be happening across the county throughout the month of September: Suicide Prevention Month Activites
San Luis Obispo County Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan
The San Luis Obispo County’s Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan is the result of community engagement and planning from various stakeholders. The plan lays out strategic aims, goals, and objectives to address suicide and ensure prevention, intervention, and postvention approaches are established countywide. This document also includes various local, state, and national resources as part of prevention activities. Primarily, the Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan provides a roadmap with clear goal and objective development to build upon successful engagement processes and expand suicide prevention efforts. Read the 2021 plan now.
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