I CAN HELP - Suicide Prevention Program

 I Can Help


  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students, claiming the lives of 1,100 students each year.
  • 67% of college students tell a friend they are feeling suicidal before telling anyone else.
  • Suicide is the cause of death that is most preventable.

What is I CAN HELP?

I CAN HELP is a Mental Health Literacy, Compassion Development, and Suicide Risk Reduction Program for College and University Campuses. I CAN HELP is designed for students, faculty, staff, and other non-mental health professionals. This program can be provided to faculty, staff, or student leaders quickly.

The program includes a 2 hour workshop that includes activities, discussions, and questions for the audience. We give this presentation a few times in an open setting for anyone to attend (dates TBD). I CAN HELP can also provide this presentation to faculty groups, staff teams, as guest speakers in classrooms and organization/club meetings on campus. They are available to be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Please contact studentaffairs@sonoma.edu  before your desired dates to allow us adequate time to plan your training.

Another feature that sets the I CAN HELP program apart is the breadth of its focus. Wellbeing is a whole-person activity, and goes well beyond just thinking about suicide. I CAN HELP includes information about trauma, adverse childhood experience, alcohol and other drug use, other basic needs like food insecurity, growth-mindset and resiliency, high conflict personalities, boundary setting, and more. All together this means you can achieve a range of education in a single program.

Upcoming Workshops:

There are currently no workshops scheduled. If you wish to inquire about upcoming workshops or you wish to schedule a workshop for your department, please contact the Counseling and Psychological Services office at (707) 664-2153.

Other Resources

SSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM  – 5:00 PM and Thursday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

University Police Services

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Except for holidays and campus closures

National Suicide Prevention hotline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800)-273-8255)

  • 24/7

Crisis Text Line
Text 741-741

  • 24/7

911 Emergency Assistance

  • 24/7