MVPSF and El Camino Health partner for First Responder Suicide Prevention Training

MVPS was proud to partner with El Camino Health to offer A Leap Not Taken, an educational event open to the public to help first responders combat the rise in suicide and understand their own risk as well. You may find out more information on the El Camino Health site here.

“Suicide is a growing problem for Mountain View, and sadly, it is increasingly a problem for first responders, especially in law enforcement,” Amber Wilson with the MVPSF said. “Our focus these past three years has been to bring mental health training and awareness to our local Bay Area first responders, at no cost to them or their agencies, to help save lives. Law enforcement officers have a 54 percent increase of suicide risk over a civilian. We feel it’s crucial to bring in mental health training as often as we can. So, on behalf of MVPSF, I am grateful for the partnership with El Camino Health. Their generous sponsorship allowed us to bring in two powerful and impactful speakers.”

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