Vision & Goals

A county without suicide.  Accomplish this by implementing a full range of strategies, starting from prevention and early intervention, which will be provided to all at-risk Tulare County residents with targeted programs addressing population specific needs.  Communities need prevention services to promote health and address problems long before they become acute, to effectively reduce suicides and suicidal behavior.  Communities need a coordinated system of services to effectively respond to crisis situations.

•To promote public awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable
•To improve and expand surveillance systems
•To promote effective clinical and professional practices
•To develop and implement suicide prevention programs