SCCC Counselors Receive Training in Suicide Assessment and Intervention

Every week, clients experiencing distress seek help at the Southern California Counseling Center.  Often they are experiencing thoughts of suicide.

On February 27th, 40 SCCC counselors and alumni received a 3-hour training on suicide assessment and intervention from Rick Mogil and Carolyn Levitan of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.  Didi Hirsch is the home of the Suicide Prevention Center, a nationally recognized organization that provides a 24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Line (1-877-727-4747).  SCCC’s counselors found the information presented invaluable and the SCCC staff has decided to offer the workshop annually as a required component of our training program.  We are grateful to have one of the premier suicide prevention organizations as a partner here in our own city.

For more information about the Suicide Prevention Center and their services, you can visit

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