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Suicide Prevention Summit

On September the 7th, 2011 the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health hosted for the first time "Saving Lives: Suicide Prevention Summit." The Summit took place in concert with National Suicide Prevention Week to bring attention to Los Angeles County’s efforts as a part of State and National Strategies to prevent suicide.  The objective of the summit was to increase awareness about suicide prevention, intervention and postvention among high priority populations such as youth, college students, veterans and survivors.

Funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the Suicide Prevention Summit brought together well known experts from mental health, hospitals, education, law enforcement as well as advocates, providers, researchers and survivors to collaborate and chart a comprehensive strategy for suicide prevention over the next decade.

LACDMH is part of a countywide, multi-agency LAC Suicide Prevention Network that includes community partners such as the Department of Public Health, Department of Children and Family Services, ICAN, LA County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, Los Angeles City Fire Department, police departments, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Glendale Adventist Support Group, LAUSD, community colleges, UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, Pacific Clinics, Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center, Teen Line, the Trevor Project, Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The mission of the network is to “promote public and professional awareness, education, training, and engagement regarding suicide and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention in Los Angeles County.”

All presentations are on powerpoint and available to download. 

Suicide Prevention Summit Resources
September 7, 2011

Summit Topic:


Introduction Introduction PowerPoint

State Plan for Suicide Prevention 

Kita S. Curry, Ph.D. President

CEO Did Hirsch

State Plan for Suicide Prevention PowerPoint

History of Suicide Prevention                                               

Lyn Morris, MFT, Division Director

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

History of Suicide Prevention PowerPoint

Suicide &   Psychological Autopsy                     

      Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D.

      USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law and

      Behavioral Science

Suicide and Psychological Autopsy PowerPoint

Statistics on Suicide in Los Angeles County                      

Nicolle Perras, MPH,

Department of Public Health

Injury & Violence Prevention

Statistics on Suicide in Los Angeles County PowerPoint


Survivor Panel

Nina J. Gutin Ph.D.


Survivor Panel Document

Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention Programs 

Partners in Suicide Prevention Team

LA County Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention Programs Document

        Discussion Group Topic: Youth



Discussion Group Topic: Youth PowerPoint

        Discussion Group Topic: Military


Discussion Group Topic: Military PowerPoint
       Discussion Group Topic: Adult/Mid-Life Discussion Group Topic: Adult/Mid-Life PowerPoint
       Discussion Group Topic: Racial/Ethnic Discussion Group Topic: Racial/Ethnic PowerPoint
      Discussion Group Topic:  Survivor Discussion Group Topic: Survivor PowerPoint
       Discussion Group Topic:  Emerging issues Discussion Group Topic: Emerging Issues PowerPoint
       Discussion Group Topic:  Older Adult Discussion Group Topic: Older Adult PowerPoint


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Related Information

DMH Service Locator

Partners in Suicide Prevention Program (PSP)

Crisis Line
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Didi Hirsch

Trevor Project (LGBTQ)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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