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Suicide Prevention & Crisis

Published on: 3/20/2014 9:58 AM
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​Suicide Prevention Week is September 8-14, 2013

 You are invited to Suicide Prevention: A Community Conversation where Suicide Prevention speakers will share their stories of hope and strength along with available local resources and services in our community. Need CEUs? Consider taking an online Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training for free and/or sign up for the safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone workshop on September 13th and move beyond the tendencies to MISS, DISMISS or AVOID talking about suicide. See attached flyers to find out more about these events. For further information or to find out what you can do to prevent suicides in your community, contact evelyn.tirumalai@hhs.sccgov.org or call 408-885-3982.
 
 
TO SIGN UP FOR safeTALK, USE THIS LINK:

 

Suicide & Crisis Hotline
Need Help?We Care

1-855-278-4204 (Toll-free)
A live counselor always answers this Toll-Free hotline 24-hours per day.

To those who have lost their lives by suicide,
To those who struggle with thoughts of suicide,
To those who have made an attempt on their lives,
To those caring for someone who struggles,
To those left behind after a death by suicide,
To those in recovery, and
To all those who work tirelessly to prevent suicide and suicide attempts in our nation.
We believe that we can and we will make a difference.

  • From the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action

Why We Care
We believe suicide is preventable.

Our goals are:

  1. Reduce deaths from suicide in Santa Clara County.
  2. Increase awareness of why people contemplate suicide and how to access available resources.
  3. Improve monitoring of suicides using clear and comprehensive data.
  4. Empower people to respond to a person who is considering suicide through training and education.

For services please contact the following:

  • Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS):(408) 885-6100
    Available 24-hours a day. Services include evaluation, assessment, treatment and observation, and referral to appropriate care including admission to a hospital when needed.
  • Mental Health Urgent Care: (408) 885-7855
    Open every day from 8:00am-10:00pm every day. This is a walk-in outpatient clinic for Santa Clara County residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis. MHUC provides screening, assessments, crisis intervention, referral and short-term treatment for adolescents and adults (13 years old and up).

SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING

Ask a Question, Save a Life
Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) for suicide prevention is a FREE one-hour training available to anyone 18 years or older who lives or works in Santa Clara County. QPR training is an online course to learn the signs of suicide, and what to do to help prevent this most preventable of deaths. QPR, modeled after CPR training, is an emergency response to someone in crisis. You will learn about myths and facts related to suicide; warning signs of suicide; how to ask the right questions; how to persuade someone in crisis to seek help; and to refer them to resources.  This program is made possible by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds. To learn more about this training for groups/employees/volunteers please contact us, use this link: click here to sign up

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