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Suicide Prevention

Together, we can prevent suicide.

If you or someone you care about needs to speak to someone or is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

In the United States, suicide claims the lives of more than 36,000 people every year. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death overall, and the fourth leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years. In addition, there are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides for every suicide death. Suicide touches everyone, of all ages and racial/ethnic groups, of all backgrounds. The impact on the family and friends left behind endures long after the event.

Suicide is preventable. By joining forces through the California Suicide Prevention Network, individuals, organizations, and communities can work together to address suicide as a preventable public health problem.

For more information about suicide, including warning signs and resources, click here.

Please click on the links below for National, State, and Local suicide prevention resources.