BRITE partners with agencies across the county to host prevention conferences in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. 2022’s Suicide Prevention Forum, hosted alongside Ventura County Behavioral Health, Ventura County Office of Eduction and other community partners brought in hundreds of youth and adults.
Take a look at our incredible suicide prevention speakers from 2022 here.
Preventing Suicide 2023 Pathways to Hope and Healing
Keynote Speaker Gabe Teran
PERFORMANCE AND THE ARTS
At BRITE, we believe that fostering creativity and encouraging the discovery of healthy coping mechanisms is an extremely important element in preventing suicide. BRITE engages with youth and young adult performers on a regular basis to share messages of encouragement and positivity with themselves and their community.
VIDEO CONTESTS: DIRECTING CHANGE
Every year, BRITE partners with Directing Change California to work with youth from marginalized populations to create short videos about mental health and suicide prevention.
SUICIDE PREVENTION WALKS
During Suicide Prevention week in September, BRITE participates in community walks and converses with students around their motivations for participating.
Public Service Announcements
Student-made Public Service Announcements are a core component of BRITE’s suicide prevention efforts. To get involved in creating a PSA, visit brite.link/signup.
Students at Sinaloa Middle School investigate the relationship between bullying and suicide
The BRITE program does not promote any unlawful use of drugs or alcohol.