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Suicide Prevention Policy

Local Mental Health Resources:
Ventura County Behavioral Health Crisis Team: 1-866-998-2243 Vista Del Mar: 1-805-653-6434
Administrator: Mark Stadler 805-207-7800
  • Ventura Police 805-339-4400
  • Camarillo Police 805-388-5100
  • Oxnard Police: 805-385-6950
 Additional Resources
  1. Lifeline-988 - 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
  1. Ventura County Wellness Everyday
  2. Ventura County 211 - Health and human services referral line
  3. California Department of Education - Youth Suicide Prevention Information - Legislation, publications and additional resources
  4. The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998. It focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.
  5. National Institute of Mental Health - A wealth of resources regarding various mental health issues in the U.S.
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Additional resources and statistics on youth suicide
  7. The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools (CDC)
  8. Teen Suicide
VCS Suicide Prevention Point of Contact:
Lisa Hildebrand, Executive Director
(805) 648-5503