The Carpinteria City Council has proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Month. The proclamation recognizes suicide as a public health problem and suicide prevention as a community responsibility. Worldwide there are more deaths by suicide than by homicide and war combined. In Santa Barbara County, suicide is the second leading cause of injury and death . The City of Carpinteria works collaboratively with Santa Barbara County Department of Behavior Wellness and HopeNet of Carpinteria (representative of which are pictured here with members of the City Council) and appreciates the services they offer to the Carpinteria community in preventing suicide.