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Youth Suicide Prevention Projects​

The CDPH’s Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) is administering the following two new youth suicide prevention projects as part of the CalHHS-sponsored Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI):
  • The Youth Suicide Prevention Media and Outreach Campaign​​​
  • The Youth Suicide Reporting and Crisis Response Pilot Program
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Youth Suicide Prevention Media and Outreach Ca​​mpaign​

The Youth Suicide Prevention Media and Outreach Campaign was established through one-time funding in the Governor’s 2022–2023 Budget to develop and implement a data-driven, targeted, community-based youth suicide prevention media and outreach campaign for youth at increased risk of suicide.

Project Components​​

To complement the Media Campaign, youth-serving community-based organizations (CBOs) and tribal entities​ across the State have been awarded grants up to $500,000 per recipient over a 2-year period to:

  • Engage youth in a co-creation process for all aspects of the Media Campaign.
  • Promote the Campaign as trus​ted messengers within populations disproportionately impacted by youth suicide.
  • Implement community-level evidence-based suicide prevention strategies (as described in, but not limited to, the CDC’s Preventing Suicide Technical Package), which will amplify and build upon campaign messages.

The Center at the Sierra Health Foundation has been selected as the implementation partner to oversee the CBO/Tribal Outreach Projects. Visit The Ce​nt​er’s Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign webpage​ for a list of funded organizations and project descriptions. 


Youth Suicide Reporting and Crisis Response Pilot Pro​​gram

The Youth Suicide Reporting and Crisis Response Pilot Program was established through one-time funding in the Governor’s 2022–2023 Budget to develop and test models for making youth suicide and attempted suicide reportable events. The pilot will also support models for rapidly and comprehensively responding to these events by providing crisis services and follow-up support in school and community settings.

Project Components​


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