Santa Clara County is home to Silicon Valley and the city of San Jose. The County was the site of high-profile youth suicide clusters in Palo Alto in 2004-5 and 2009-10.

In 2016, the County requested that the CDC undertake an epidemiological study of youth suicide, which spurred a partnership with county health and education agencies, local university and non-profit groups, multiple school districts, and an online training simulation company.

Join us for an interactive webinar presentation to learn about the methods and results from the partnership, including:
  • Where to start to address youth suicide: who should be at the table, and the "road map" to building effective public/private sector partnerships.
  • Results of a needs assessment conducted among schools to inform the development of the project
  • How suicide prevention training and tools were brought together and delivered effectively through key partnerships.
  • How best to leverage resources and expertise and cost-sharing measures to enable success.
Suggested Audiences
  • Community Mental Health Professionals
  • District Leaders
  • Superintendents
  • Prevention and Safe Schools Staff
  • Pupil Services Staff
  • School Board Members

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Mego Lien
MPH, MIA - Suicide Prevention Manager - County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department

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Mego Lien,  MPH, MIA - Suicide Prevention Manager - County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department

As Suicide Prevention Manager of the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department in California, Mego Lien manages public health efforts to prevent suicide across the county, which includes Silicon Valley and the city of San Jose. Previously, Mego was Associate Program Manager of Injury and Trauma Prevention at Prevention Institute, a national public health non-profit that advocates for primary prevention and community wellbeing. She has worked as a suicide crisis line volunteer and volunteer recruiter in New York City, and she currently volunteers as a crisis line and in-person advocate for sexual assault survivors in San Mateo County, CA. Mego holds dual Masters of Public Health and International Relations from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelors in Psychology and Education from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
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As Suicide Prevention Manager of the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department in California, Mego Lien manages public health efforts to prevent suicide across the county, which includes Silicon Valley and the city of San Jose. Previously, Mego was Associate Program Manager of Injury and Trauma Prevention at Prevention Institute, a national public health non-profit that advocates for primary prevention and community wellbeing. She has worked as a suicide crisis line volunteer and volunteer recruiter in New York City, and she currently volunteers as a crisis line and in-person advocate for sexual assault survivors in San Mateo County, CA. Mego holds dual Masters of Public Health and International Relations from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelors in Psychology and Education from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

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