IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, YOU SHOULD CONTACT National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Crisis Text Line Text 'START' to 741-741

Help Us Bring
Suicide Out Of The Dark!

Project 99 works together with families, school staffs, and the community at large to educate
and bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention in order to support the youth in our community.
About Us

You Can Help Spread Awareness

Project 99’s mission is to educate teens and the community about the negative consequences of suicide and to show students how one choice can devastate an entire community. Our panel of speakers discusses the topics of how suicide directly affects one’s family and community, resources available to those affected, other ways of coping and releasing negative emotions, and reassures students that they are not alone in their time of distress.

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Our Services

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Our Events

Community Outreach

Be sure to check out our community events. We’d love for you to get involved and stay updated!

QPR Training

What is the best way to keep your loved ones safe? Become a QPR Suicide Gatekeeper. You will learn what to look for, how to ask the suicide question, how to persuade someone in crisis to get help, and where to refer them so they can get the support they need.

Rock Campaign

For 2021 we will be doing a year-long Suicide Prevention Rocks campaign to engage our youth in bringing hope to others though positive messages and art. Are you interested in helping with this campaign?

Lights For Life

Every year, we gather our students, their families, and the community together to “Bring Suicide Out of the Dark” by bringing awareness to issues surrounding mental health and suicide.

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We have a lot going on at Project 99!

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What We Do?

We’re On A Mission To Educate!

Educate

Who needs to know what steps they can take to support someone in crisis? The answer is EVERYONE! People often think that suicide will not affect them…until it does. Our goal is to educate our students, staff, families, and the community at large, so they have the tools and resources needed BEFORE suicide affects them.

Bring Awareness

Mental health and suicide can be taboo topics. It’s uncomfortable to talk about these issues, but as adults, if we never address these topics, how will our children know they can reach out to us when they are in crisis? We bring awareness through our trainings, our Lights for Life 5K, and through our work with the community.

Provide Opportunities

Giving back and doing for others can help us put our problems in perspective and feel good about giving back to others. At Project 99 we find opportunities for our students to go out in the community to spread awareness and make the world a more positive and hopeful place. How can you give back through Project 99? 

Meet The Team

Our Volunteers

Project 99 is led by a group of people whose mission is to educate teens and the community about the negative consequences of suicide and to show students how one choice can devastate an entire community

Ed Villareal

Chief Financial Officer, Director

Michelle McCarthy

President, Director

Anna Ogawa

Secretary, Director

Tamara Dewey

Vice-President–Resident Counselor

Kasey Czech

Vice-President, Public Relations, Director
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DISCLAIMER: The diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires a trained medical professional. Information contained in this website reflects the opinions of Project 99 and is intended for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment of any mental/psychiatric disorders. Please consult a medical professional if the information here leads you to believe you or someone you know may be depressed.

🎉 GREAT NEWS 🎉

Hey Lights for Life participants! We have updated information on our 2021 race. Our new date is Saturday, December 11th, and our route will once again run around the streets of beautiful downtown Murrieta. By popular demand, we will continue to have an option for our virtual racers--that means you can run your miles from anywhere! Registration is now OPEN!