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This September,

join us during Suicide Awareness Month for a Special CE event open to the community:


Presented by

Dr. Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

September 14 8:30am to 4:30pm

SBCPA invites you to a special conversation about a mental health topic affecting our community. Let's come together as psychologists, mental health practitioners and related service providers, administrators, educators, and other concerned parties to learn how to combat suicide.

This 6 unit CE program will meet BOP requirements for continuing education in suicide assessment and intervention for psychologists and other mental health providers.


September Suicide Prevention Campaign

Join the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA) during September’s National Suicide Awareness Month to bring the topic of suicide out from the shadows into the light. We will educate the community about the epidemic of suicide, dispel myths about suicide, provide five steps people can engage in to save lives, and share vital community resources. Below is a list of activities that the Association invites the public and professionals to participate in throughout the month of September.


SBCPA Suicide Prevention Resource Tables

These tables, staffed by licensed psychologists, will provide lists of local resources and information on suicide prevention. 

September 8, 8:30 am to Noon

Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline Drive and Loma Alta

Resource table staffed by Association members set up at the start and completion point of the American Foundation for Prevention of Suicide’s Out of the Darkens Annual Walk.


September 14, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm

Crane Country Day School

1795 San Leandro Lane, Santa Barbara 93018

Resource table staffed by Association members set up in front of the Barbakow Theater during the lunch break of the SBCPA sponsored Suicide Prevention workshop with Dr. Lisa Firestone.

September 16, 5 pm to 6 pm

Marjorie Luke Theater

Resource table set up prior to the Kevin Hines talk and book signing that is sponsored by Santa Barbara City College.

Suicide Prevention Walk

September 8, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Join community members to walk in support of suicide prevention at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk in Santa Barbara on September 8thfrom 8:30 am to noon. For more information and registration, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and search for Out of the Darkness Walk or click this link: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6330


Suicide Prevention Workshop

Suicide: Effective Crisis Response and Treatment with Dr. Lisa Firestone

September 14, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Crane Country Day School

1795 San Leandro Lane

This SBCPA sponsored six-hour workshop addresses in depth the warning signs of suicide and effective interventions to prevent suicides. The workshop provides six hours of continuing education for professionals. It is appropriate for therapists, nurses, educators, and those interested in learning more about suicide prevention. Attendees should be aware that sensitive information about suicide will be presented. For more information and registration visit the sbcpa.org website or this link: https://www.sbcpa.org/EVENT-3429080


Suicide Survivor’s Message of Hope

Kevin Hines: Survivor; Storyteller, and Filmmaker

September 16, 5pm  

Santa Barbara City College-sponsored presentation

Marjorie Luke Theater

5 pm Resource tables

6 pm Presentation with a book signing by Kevin Hines after the presentation.

This Santa Barbara City College-sponsored event highlights the experiences of Kevin Hines who survived a suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge. He has been spreading his message of hope around the globe. 

For free tickets click here:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kevin-hines-survivor-storyteller-filmmaker-suicide-preventionawareness-event-tickets-68880127315

Suicide Prevention Resource List

Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotlines

  • If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal, help is available. Call the free 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
  • Santa Barbara Area – Free 24-hour local services are also available in the Santa Barbara area. Contact CARES/ ACCESS at 1-888-868-1649 or the SAFTY Mobile Crisis Team/ Hotline at 1-888-334-2777.

General Information on Suicide Prevention

Support for those that have Someone to Suicide

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