SBRN in the Media

Suicide, the Silent Epidemic

In Santa Barbara County alone, suicide is the second leading cause of all injury deaths. Although suicide is a worldwide public health epidemic, it’s not a frequent topic of community conversation. Read more 


Community Conversation on Hope and Resilience

Award winning film screening featuring local suicide attempt survivor Anthony Rodriguez telling his story of hope and survival along with panel of mental health experts from Santa Barbara School district, Glendon Association, Behavioral Wellness , UCSB Hospice of Santa Barbara and SBRN.

Wed. September 6, 2017 at 6:30PMGoleta Community Center  5679 Hollister Ave.  


Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent SuicideSun. 

Sept 10 at 9AM at Ledbetter Beach 

Effectively Saving Lives: A webinar with Dr. John Draper, Director,


National Suicide Lifeline 800-273-8255 

Wed, Sept 13 at 11AM Live (recorded and available free online)Register and Info: 


"The Santa Barbara Response Network (SBRN) is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes kind and caring volunteers with training in how to provide compassionate social support in the aftermath of tragic events. This is not a counseling or mental health program, and instead it focuses on empowering people whose resilience is being strained by the pain of loss." 

Noozhawk (2016)

 In response to the Han family murders, the Santa Barbara Response Network (SBRN) would like to share the following message of self-care for all members of the community who have been affected by this trauma. Take care of yourself and others who maybe hurting. Read more

Noozhawk (2015)

 The evening of May 23 saw an unspeakable tragedy in Isla Vista. The Santa Barbara Response Network learned of the situation that very night from a member of the Sheriff's Department, who is also part of SBRN's large network of volunteers. Anthony Rodriguez, chief of operations for SBRN, began to mobilize team members so that they could come into Isla Vista if they were needed. About 1 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department confirmed SBRN would need to begin its work in Isla Vista the next day. 

Santa Barbara Foundation

"When the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara experienced the suicide of one of its young daycare workers, eight members of the Santa Barbara Resource Network (SBRN) assisted the children in coping with their distress. When a teenage boy was struck and killed by a train, SBRN was there to help his family process their grief. And when a young woman lost her friend to suicide, SBRN offered her strong emotional support that inspired her to raise awareness about suicide prevention at her school."