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Mental health first aid training, February 2019.

Behavioral Health Department Offers Mental Health First Aid Training

County employees build skills to help in the moment when someone experiences mental illness.

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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...

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County Opens Crisis Stabilization Unit

The County Behavioral Health Department held a grand opening celebration of its Crisis Stabilization Unit.

















Join us on October 2, 2019 for the annual Suicide Prevention Forum. This year, County Behavioral Health is hosting the documentary film, The S Word, along with a panel of speakers, including the director of the film.

October 2, 2019 at the Park Cinemas in Paso Robles, Doors open at 5:30pm and show starts promptly at 6:00pm.

This is a FREE screening and open to all community members, hope to see you there!


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.