In 2016-17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conducted an investigation of youth suicide in Santa Clara County. The purpose of the investigation, called an Epi-Aid, was to utilize existing data to develop specific prevention and control recommendations on youth suicide prevention that can be used at the school, city, and county levels. The final report was provided to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and can be accessed via the link below, along with presentation briefings on the report and FAQs about the Epi-Aid. CDC/SAMSHA Epi-Aid Final ReportMessage from the Health Officer
Santa Clara County Epi-Aid Briefing (Presentation PDF) Santa Clara County Epi-Aid Briefing (Presentation Talking Points PDF) Santa Clara County Epi-Aid Briefing with additional information on Palo Alto (Presentation PDF) Santa Clara County Epi-Aid Briefing with additional information on Palo Alto (Presentation Talking Points PDF)
For more information, please see the following documents:
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Prevent Suicides: Know the Number to Call for Help!
1 (855) 278-4204
This toll-free and confidential Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Hotline is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for phone intervention and emotional support by highly trained volunteer Crisis Phone Counselors to help individuals who are experiencing different forms of crisis.