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In 1999, David Satcher, the Surgeon General of the United States, declared that suicide is a public health issue reaching epidemic proportions in this country. He called on each state to develop a comprehensive suicide prevention strategy using the public health approach guided by the National Strategy of Suicide Prevention created at a national conference on suicide prevention in Reno, Nevada, in 1998.
Subsequent to this Call to Action, the California State Suicide Prevention Strategy was created by SPAN-California in 2004. Because of these accomplishments at the state and national levels, we are now able to focus on our own community needs to create a place where the problem of suicide can be more definitively defined; where the needs of suicide intervention and prevention are outlined; and where those touched by suicide are supported and empowered.
Welcome to our web site community! Please join us in realizing our common vision for a more informed and responsive community that will prevent unnecessary deaths to suicide in Orange County.
The JB Foundation envisions an informed community where suicide is considered a public health issue; where it is known that suicide is caused by conditions that are treatable and, therefore, preventable; where community members who have lost
a loved one to suicide are supported; and where growing awareness of the problem of suicide leads community partnerships and actions that will save lives from
suicide in Orange County.
The JB Foundation is on a mission to eliminate the stigma of suicide in the Orange County area by promoting knowledge and understanding of the public health issue of suicide and its aftermath; to reduce the rate of suicide through public
awareness and education; to promote, support and shape Orange County activities and programs aimed at suicide prevention and intervention; and, to support and empower those individuals and families touched by suicide in the our area. This mission will be accomplished by perpetuating Yolanda Bogue's philanthropic
vision through the implementation of the State of California Strategy for Suicide Prevention in our community.