Suicide Prevention

with Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT

Suicide Prevention

Episode 4, Season 3 | September 21, 2022

Content Trigger Warning: Please be advised that today’s episode discusses suicide and suicidal ideation. If you are having thoughts of suicide, feeling suicidal or have concerns that someone you know may be at risk of suicide, please contact a 24-hr Crisis Line:

Santa Clara: 855.278.4204
San Mateo: 650.579.0350
San Francisco: 415.781.0500
National: 800.273.8255 or Text BAY to 741-741

See further Crisis Resources on our Appointments page.

Show Notes

In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we continue our coverage of this complex topic in our Voices of Compassion podcast series with a brand new episode.

For youth ages 10-24, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US. It is complicated, tragic and often preventable: knowing the warning signs can help save lives. Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT, Clinical Program Manager at CHC’s Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services, who works with high-risk teens every day in our RISE Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Jennifer shares expert advice on how to talk about emotions with your child or teen, where to find resources and support, and warning signs and protective factors for suicide.

Guest Info
Jennifer Leydecker headshot

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jennifer joins us with over 10 years of experience working with youth and families in both school and outpatient settings in the Bay Area. She has training in supporting LGBTQ youth, managing difficult behaviors of tweens and teens, depression, anxiety, self-harm, crisis intervention, substance abuse and trauma focused therapy. Jennifer works to build a collaborative, compassionate and client-centered relationship and believes in the capacity for change and growth. She enjoys supporting youth and their families as they navigate this important and sometimes curvy road of development.