Survivor Spotlight: In Memory of Thomas Sanchez

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 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
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. 

SAVE THE DATE!

The 5th Annual Walk will be hosted on April 17, 2021 
and is a free event that all are encouraged to attend!
If you or someone you know is 
experiencing thoughts of suicide, 
please call:

Let's see what the CAPC Suicide Prevention team is up to!

Each September, the CAPC works with the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors to publicly and formally recognize September as 
San Joaquin County's Suicide Prevention Month.

While Suicide Prevention efforts are necessary every day, the CAPC encourages the community to be especially intentional in September about helping those who are struggling, and do their part to create a suicide-safer community for all.
September
CASA Superhero Run
Pinwheels for Prevention 

December
CASA Volunteer Training
Pinwheels for Prevention
Adopt A Family
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