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."
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 psychoeducation groups to mitigate anxiety and depression
- complete depression screenings that identify youth's mental health needs
- ensure youth are appropriately referred for supportive services