SUICIDE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION Suicide is the second leading cause of death for our young people between the ages of 10 to 14 years old. Many of those who take their own life display warning signs. We can help.

Our HERE Now program is a school-based program to help educate, prevent and heal.

The program, Helping, Engaging, Reconnecting and Educating (HERE)
Now, focuses on increasing awareness, promoting conversations and
inspiring connections to prevent suicide—one community, one school,
one life at a time.

In collaboration with North County Lifeline and South Bay Community
, HERE Now is now active in 76 schools in 22 school districts in
San Diego County, creating a safer place to learn with suicide and bullying prevention education for 7th to 12th graders.

SDYS Suicide Prevention Youth

HERE Now Program

HERE Now uses the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program®, an evidence-based curriculum that includes addressing bullying and bystander roles. The program teaches youth the warning signs of suicide and depression and encourages them to seek help for themselves and others.

HERE Now serves 62 schools in 22 San Diego school districts.



Amy Chavez
Bilingual Program Manager | HERE Now and Anti-BIAS
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Success Story

Need help or resources now?

Contact the San Diego Access and Crisis Line. Can’t call? CHAT services are available Monday – Friday, 4pm – 10pm.

Outstanding Service Award

The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council has presented our HERE Now Program with the Outstanding Service Award 2023.

The award was presented for San Diego Youth Services' suicide prevention advocacy and service to the community.

We are honored to be doing this important work and to have received this recognition.