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Prevention Strategies

San Francisco Suicide Prevention – The key word in our agency’s name is the word “Prevention.”

During community presentations, we often ask how many people have learned CPR… over half the hands in the room go up.  Then we ask how many people have used it…  maybe one or two hands go up.

Then we ask, how many people have learned crisis intervention techniques…  maybe one or two hands go up. When we ask how many people have known someone who was suicidal… over half the hands in the room are raised.

The point is, suicide prevention is a community learning priority because so many people feel suicidal at one time or another, and so many of us can use these techniques to help them.

This section of the website contains detailed information about how YOU CAN SAVE LIVES!