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Suicide Prevention & Resources

LUH Event - Together We Can Inspire Hope


LIGHT UP HOPE OC September 5-11, 2023

The OC Healthcare Agency will be “lighting up hope” to recognize suicide prevention month in September by lighting the Orange County Administration North (CAN) Building in teal and purple, the colors for suicide prevention. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among children 10-14 and young adults 25-34. But suicide is preventable and shining a light on this difficult topic and sparking meaningful conversations helps to save lives by raising awareness.

The 2023 Light Up Hope OC program will also include advertising and promotion on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube as well as in language advertising in several Vietnamese and Spanish language publications and media outlets. If you or a loved one are in need of hope, call 9-8-8 immediately for a 24-hour response.


Click here to download our Social Media Toolkit for 2023

Light Up Hope OC Ribbon







National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The Trevor Project Veterans and Military Crisis Line

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In case of a mental health emergency, please call 9-8-8. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.

9-8-8 provides toll-free, 24-hour, immediate, over-the-phone suicide prevention services to anyone, who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts.

9-8-8 is the new three digit contact number for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Crisis Lifeline, which will continue to provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 




Number of Suicides


Suicides in July 2023

Median Age of Decedent


Median Age of Decedent

Average Monthly Suicides


Average Monthly Suicides for 2023

Suicides by Firearms


Suicides by Firearms by July 2023



Data Dashboard - Suicide Deaths

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Suicide Data Dashboard - Desktop Version







  • Korean Crisis Line - (877) 727-4747 | 4:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. daily
  • Teen Line - (800) 852-8336 | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Off-hours covered by the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line
  • Crisis Chat -
  • Crisis Text for deaf and hard-of hearing: text HEARME to 839863