The Suicide Prevention Program is offering the new Be Sensitive, Be Brave (BSBB) training series. The series is composed of two distinct and valuable trainings--BSBB: Mental Health and BSBB: Suicide Prevention. These programs, offered in partnership with Palo Alto University, are culturally competent trainings available to the general community. Currently only virtual trainings are available due to COVID-19. More information can be found
Reminder: Our Kognito school-based partnership districts continue to have access to their modules. With a large number of school personnel working from home, Kognito simulations remain active and available for districts and their after-school program staff. Visit the Kognito Website at https://kognito.com/.
Virtual Suicide Prevention Trainings
As an alternative to in-person training, online "Question, Persuade, Refer" (QPR) is a FREE suicide prevention training available to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives or works in the County of Santa Clara. Training participants will learn:
- myths and facts related to suicide
- warning signs of suicide
- how to ask the suicide Question
- how to Persuade someone in crisis to seek help
- how to Refer them to resources.
For more information regarding the QPR, visit the QPR Institute Website.
LivingWorks Start is available for FREE to general community members. Through the TASC model, individuals completing this training will learn through various modalities how to:
- identify indicators of suicide thoughts
- ask about suicide
- state that suicide thoughts are serious
- make connections to helping resources
For more information regarding LivingWorks Start, visit:
For any virtual training questions, please contact Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program, by email: [email protected].
Training provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department with funds from the voter-approved Proposition 63.
For more information, please contact: Jasmine Lopez, Coordinator, Suicide Prevention Program by e-mail: [email protected] or 1 (408) 885-6421.
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Resources
- COVID-19 Resources
- Suicide Prevention Community Outreach Materials
- Crisis Text Line
- Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services Contact Info.
- SCC Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan June 2010 Rev. 03/2011
- CDC Epi-Aid Report on Youth Suicide in Santa Clara County 2016
- K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention, 07-01-17
- National & State Resources
- Youth & Young Adult Resources
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Trans Lifeline