The 11th leading cause of death in California

Suicide Prevention

Get involved.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people ages 10-34.

Call or Text 988

Call or text if you need help or know someone who does.

Or visit for more resources. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis.

Suicide is a leading cause of death. It’s also preventable. In U.S. alone, we have the ability to save nearly 45,000 lives every year. Globally, that number is closer to 800,000.

But, hold up. Before we get to saving the world, let’s check-in. If you’re feeling like ending your life, you can always ask for help managing your emotions. Asking for help is brave. You are brave. You are valuable You are important. And, the world needs you.

Bring us to your school

Are you looking for a full range of SUICIDE PREVENTION services on your high school campus? Contact us to discuss how CAPC can bring the following to your high school campus at NO COST

SUICIDE PREVENTION training (compliant with AB 2246 standards) for youth and adults, depression screenings for youth referred, and student groups to address mental health challenges. Contact us now to discuss how to bring us to your school!

Train your employees and/or fellow students to learn the signs and be SUICIDE PREVENTION Ambassadors.

Local Trainings

SafeTALK is a half-day training program that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. To bring a training to your staff, school, etc. – please contact Victor Avina at

Yellow Ribbon Trainings empower people (of all ages) to raise awareness about and to prevent youth/teen suicide. We work to coordinate appropriate education and training resources to build sustainable suicide prevention programs. To request a Yellow Ribbon Training Contact Mishelle Aguila,


For more information contact:
Mishelle Aguila,, (209) 490-2744

The Yellow Ribbon campaign is a nationally recognized campaign designed to bring awareness of suicide and suicide prevention strategies. This training can be completed in 90 minutes and will equip first responders with information about signs/risk factors related to suicide and suicide ideation in young people and adults. Students and staff will learn how to stabilize crisis situations and refer those in need to the appropriate helpers to ensure their safety.

This program is funded by the San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services Department, Department of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and Early Intervention (PEI).