Youth Suicide Intervention & Prevention Programs

Talking about suicide is uncomfortable and scary. Youth often turn to friends for help, but peers often don’t know what to say or do.  There is no single event or cause for suicide, so there is more than one way to provide support. Suicide often occurs when an individual experiences stressors or health issues in a way that creates an overwhelming sense of hopelessness that makes them feel disconnected from others and desperate.  Our goal is to enhance the partnerships between CCYSB and community agencies to strengthen suicide prevention efforts by creating a greater sense of connectedness and support for individuals through outreach, advocacy, and intervention.