Be Well OC Community Suicide Prevention Initiative
The mission of the Orange County Community Suicide Prevention Initiative (CSPI) is to prevent suicide by promoting hope and purposeful life in the community, especially among survivors, those at risk and their loved ones.
From 2000 to 2018, the Orange County suicide death rate per 100,000 residents increased by 25%. From 2014 to 2018, an average of 330 lives were lost per year, reaching an all-time high of 369 deaths in 2018.
Suicide Prevention Initiative
In July 2019, through its contract and partnership with the Orange County Health Care Agency, the Be Well OC Community Suicide Prevention Initiative (CSPI) was launched. CSPI, like all Be Well activities, is grounded in a Collective Impact framework that promotes collaboration, coordination, and alignment across community partners. Through this partnership, CSPI seeks to develop, enrich and integrate new and existing services and supports across the suicide prevention continuum and throughout the entire county.
Suicide Prevention Action Plan
As a community-driven effort, Be Well OC will build collaboration among public and private organizations, community stakeholders and suicide survivors who share the mission of preventing suicide through suicide prevention activities that increase the hope, connection and purpose of those at risk.
Every step we can take to put barriers between someone’s thoughts of suicide and access to means (such as a gun) reduces the risk of a suicide attempt. Learn ways to prevent suicide by firearm.