Suicide and Violence Prevention Program

If you or someone you know needs immediate help with thoughts of suicide, contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing/texting 988. If a suicide attempt is underway or you need immediate medical help, call 911.

The Suicide and Violence Prevention Program concentrates on implementing primary prevention and early intervention strategies aimed at the reduction of suicide and violence in Humboldt County. Our program does not provide direct client services. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the local Behavioral Health 24-hour crisis line at 707-445-7715 or the following free, confidential, 24/7 hotlines:

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Current Projects 

Humboldt County Suicide Fatality Review

Coordinate and conduct suicide fatality reviews to identify data-driven suicide prevention recommendations that reduce the number of suicide deaths in Humboldt County.

Community Collaboration

Community partners from multiple sectors work together to increase the collective impact through involvement in key coalitions including:

  • Suicide Prevention Network
  • Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Prevention Committee
  • Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council.

Prevention and Early Intervention Training

Offers evidence and practiced-based trainings for direct service providers, paraprofessionals, firearm owners and community members to recognize and respond to warning signs of suicide and violence. See Trainings and Education page for full list of offerings.

Lethal Means Safety

Focus on preventing overdose, injury and suicide through the Keep It Safe campaign, Lockbox Distribution Program, Gun Shop Project and Lethal Means Safety training.

Social Marketing

Use marketing concepts to design and implement suicide and violence prevention messaging campaigns to share resources that increase awareness, build knowledge and encourage positive behavior change.

Resources and More Information

Local and national resources for suicide prevention, domestic and sexual violence prevention, child abuse prevention, safety planning, youth, LGBTQ, lethal means safety, tribal, survivor support services and more.  


The SVP Program is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63), the ACEs Aware Initiative (Proposition 56) and CalWORKs.