Youth Suicide Prevention Using the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

Kelly Cavanaugh is the Youth and Program Coordinator for the San Diego Chapter of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program®. Born and raised in San Diego, CA she has been volunteering or working with the Yellow Ribbon Program since she was a senior at Rancho Bernardo High School.  

Kelly is a trained YRSPP® presenter. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and later from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience with special focus on both post traumatic stress disorder and incentive learning.

Kelly has extensive experience speaking about suicide prevention and the link between depression and suicide. She has provided comprehensive suicide prevention education to middle/high students, staff, and parents. In addition, she has presented suicide prevention training for colleges, health classes, civic groups, health and wellness fairs and community based organizations throughout San Diego.


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