Education and Outreach in Orange County

We offer a variety of outreach activities throughout Orange County to educate the public about suicide prevention. We participate on education panels and serve as a resource at health fairs and community events. We also give presentations and trainings.

For more information, please call us at (714) 547-0885.

Our presentations and trainings are tailored for different audiences, but all include information on the nature of suicide, suicide statistics, depression and suicide, risk factors, warning signs, protective factors and guidelines for intervention.

Presentations

Adolescent Suicide Prevention Presentation (45 to 60 minutes)

Provides middle and high school students with a basic overview of suicide prevention and resources for intervention. Students learn what to do and who to talk to when a friend or family member is suicidal.

Adult Suicide Prevention Presentation (1 hour)

Provides an adult audience in the general public with a basic overview of suicide prevention and intervention resources. Participants learn how to assess for lethality and how to connect people with suicide resources.

Trainings

Adult Suicide Prevention Training (1 ½ to 2 hours)

A more detailed view of suicide prevention for members of the public who want to learn more about suicide or those who work with at-risk people. Topics include conducting lethality assessments, managing suicidal people and finding resources for intervention.

Clinical Suicide Prevention Training (2 to 3 hours)

Provides mental healthcare workers with an in-depth view of suicide prevention. Topics include a full exploration of risk factors, standards of care, lethality assessments, managing suicidal clients/patients and intervention and postvention resources

First Responders Suicide Prevention Training (2 to 3 hours)

For firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. Topics include suicide statistics for military personnel and law enforcement officers, managing suicidal citizens and responding to the scene of a suicide or suicide attempt.

Medical Suicide Prevention Training (2 to 3 hours)

For physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers. This training explores suicide prevention from a medical perspective, and includes a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of emergency departments, primary care physicians and hospitalizations.

Since 2010, we have held more than 550 outreach activities for a range of Orange County government agencies, schools, churches and nonprofit groups, including:

  • Western Youth Services
  • Orange Coast College
  • Boys Town
  • Girls Inc.
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • Community Service Programs (CSP)
  • Social Service Agency (SSA)
  • Mariners Church
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Costa Mesa High School
  • Anaheim Police Department
  • Orange Police Department
  • Irvine Police Department
  • Newport Beach Police Department

Funded by the County of Orange Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention and Intervention Division, Mental Health Services Act/Prop. 63.