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    Meaningful connections to help people: A Board Member Perspective

Meaningful connections to help people: A Board Member Perspective

This year’s events remind us the unexpected and unthinkable can happen at any time.  Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone touched by tragedy.  […]

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    Meaningful connections to help people: A Volunteer Perspective

Meaningful connections to help people: A Volunteer Perspective

This year’s events remind us the unexpected and unthinkable can happen at any time.  Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone touched by tragedy.  […]

Meaningful connections to help people: A Staff Perspective

This year’s events remind us the unexpected and unthinkable can happen at any time.  Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone touched by tragedy.  […]

With Warm Regards

The Crisis Center has been a wonderful professional experience for me these past five years and I’m proud of the profoundly good work we’ve […]

Volunteer Profile: Susan Platt

Susan Platt became interested in volunteering for the Contra Costa Crisis Center 11 years ago when she began her search for a more meaningful […]

13 Reasons To Have a Conversation: May Candle-lite

’13 Reasons Why’ you should be talking to your teen
On March 31st, Netflix released season 1 of “13 Reasons Why” and has recently announced […]

Never stop listening…

Meeting Melissa today, you might never imagine the challenges she’s faced- two deployments to Iraq, traumatic brain injury, sexual trauma, self-doubt and plans of […]

SIDS and the quiet grief: October Candle-lite 2016

 SUDS and SUID Awareness Month
October is national Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) awareness month.  Approximately 3,500 infants died […]

September: Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

Does talking about thoughts of suicide increase the risk that someone will act on those thoughts?
We know that most people who die by suicide […]

Community Partner Profile: Lafayette Elementary School

Toni McShane, Interim-Principal, Lafayette Elementary School
 
Toni McShane has devoted her life to education. She spent 26 years in the Lafayette School District, and retired […]