Youth Outreach Program

San Francisco Suicide Prevention has operated the Youth Outreach Program for over a decade. Our Youth Outreach Coordinator provides in-school workshops to provide prevention tools to students in San Francisco. The program has become well known in the community, and the number of suicides among San Francisco teens has significantly decreased.

For more information, please contact our Youth Coordinator at [email protected]

What we offer:

  • Peer-based Education in Schools and Social Service Agencies
  • Youth outreach coordinator provides free peer-based education to young people in the public schools and social service agencies through a risk reduction curriculum.

Training

  • Staff, administrators, counselors, teachers, and social service providers can also be trained in risk assessment and intervention.`
  • Youth Suicide *Post-vention

*Post-vention refers to programs and interventions for survivors following a suicide. San Francisco Suicide Prevention can provide the school staff expertise to support all students, teachers, counselors, and parents with direction, grief counseling, and educational sessions at no charge. For more information, please contact our Youth Coordinator at [email protected].

LGBTQIA+ Youth Community

As with all communities, there are special concerns for the LGBTQIA+ community when it comes to suicide prevention. While times have certainly changed over the last few decades, discrimination still exists and can cause feelings of isolation and hopelessness, which are major contributors to feelings of suicide. Recent studies have shown higher rates of suicide attempts and completions within the LGBTQIA+ community, believed to be related to the history of oppression of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

If you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and have struggled with depression, hopelessness, or thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone. We care about you deeply; help and support is available to you 24/7 through our Crisis Line (415) 781-0500.

If you are interested in learning more about the unique stress factors related to suicide within the LGBTQIA+ community, or would like to schedule suicide prevention presentations for LGBTQIA+ youth, adults, or staff members, please contact our Youth Coordinator at [email protected]

San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s Youth Risk Reduction Program is Funded in Part by the Following Donors:

Five Bridges Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Lucasfilm Foundation, Louis R. Lurie Foundation, The Lee and Linda Meier Family Foundation, Mount Zion Health Fund, The Negley Flinn Charitable Foundation, The John and Lisa Pritzker Family Fund, Salesforce.com Foundation, San Francisco Rugby Foundation, George H. Sandy Foundation, State Street Foundation, The Morris Stulsaft Foundation, The TJX Foundation, The Nick Traina Foundation, Van Loben Sels /RembeRock Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation.