Recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Santa Cruz County Office of Education and school districts work closely with local service providers to connect staff and families to available suicide prevention resources. See the information below and please share widely with colleagues and families.

Suicide Prevention Resources:

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Offered by AIM Youth Mental Health, this online course consists of 2 hours of self-paced content and 5 hours of instructor-led training. Upon completion, adults are certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The training is offered at a reduced cost of $95.

Upcoming dates:

September 22, 8:30am-1:30pm PT. Sign up here

October 11 & 12, 6:00 – 8:30 pm PT. Sign up here

November 4, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm PT. Sign up here