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.
New Coordinator Kicks Off Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month and the County of San Luis Obispo’s Behavioral Health Department welcomes Alysia Hendry as its new Suicide Prevention Coordinator. The new position has been funded as part of the County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) work plan and will provide outreach and education throughout the county to address the growing impact of suicide in our communities.
Join us in October 2019 for the annual Suicide Prevention Forum. This year, the Suicide Prevention Council of SLO County is hosting the documentary film, The S Word, along with a panel of speakers, including the director of the film.
Stay tuned for updates!
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, help is available. Call the SLO Hotline at 800-783-0607 or text "Help" to 741-741.
Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.