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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention

Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on families, students, employees and communities. Suicide prevention involves the collective efforts of families/caregivers, the school community, mental health practitioners, local community organizations, and related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide through education, awareness, and services. School personnel are instrumental in helping students and their families by identifying students at-risk and linking them to school and community mental health resources.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255

The Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7 crisis and suicide intervention for individuals of all ages. In addition the team offers telephone counseling for a variety of mental health problems and also offers assistance with coping skills, relationship problems, anger management, substance abuse, and other problems. Hotline staff members provide immediate assistance and then connect callers to follow-up services both within the Mental Health system and the larger community.
Report suspected abuse or neglect:
Child Abuse Hotline
(661) 631-6011 (Countywide)
Report 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
If you or a child is in immediate danger call 911.
Kern County Department of Human Services:

Kern County Mental Health Crisis Line: (800) 991-5272
Behavioral Health Resource Guide