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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. Please note that these trainings are only offered by request and require at least 10 participants. Currently only virtual trainings are available due to COVID-19. More information can be found in the flyers below.

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

If you have questions or concerns, please email​
For technical assistance, please connect with Joe Diaz,


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:

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:
Last updated: 3/23/2021 4:58 PM