Entries by The Crisis Center

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Annual “Judy Guthrie Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Brunch” – July 21st, 2019

Congratulations to Ron Potts, the recipient of the Annual “Judy Guthrie Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Brunch” Volunteer of the Year Award for 2019! Sunday, July 21st, 2019 was a day of appreciation for all the many volunteers and staff that contribute in making the Contra Costa Crisis Center the best it can be! All of […]

Local High School Students Participate in Film Contest

LOCAL CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN IN FILM CONTEST TO PROMOTE SUICIDE PREVENTION AND MENTAL WELLNESS AMONG CALIFORNIA YOUTH Walnut Creek, Calif. — Films written and produced by students at Heritage High School, Deer Valley High School, and Making Waves Academy were recognized in the third annual Directing Change Student Film Program, a […]

Support our troops? Dealing with PTSD requires commitment

Suicides by active-duty troops and veterans are at levels that would have been unthinkable a generation ago. Each day, on average, a current service member dies by suicide, and each hour a veteran does the same. In response, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act in February. The act aims […]

Teen suicides: Survivors reach out to offer hope

Three months before his May 2009 suicide on the Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto, 17-year-old Jean-Paul “JP” Blanchard wrote on Facebook about trying to help a woman in a wheelchair navigate through a Starbucks. The story offered no explicit clues that the Gunn High School junior was depressed or suicidal. But it did offer insights. […]