Contra Costa MSSL (Music Students’ Service League) helping save lives!

MSSL raised much needed support for the Crisis Center in December. Visit their website at

Oakley suicide prevention workshop teaches participants what to look for

OAKLEY -- Residents came together at a city-sponsored workshop Thursday night to learn how to prevent suicide in their community. The suicide prevention and intervention workshop was co-hosted by the city and the Contra Costa Crisis Center…

Threads of Hope

Diablo Magazine will recognize one of our amazing volunteers, Jane Emanuel at their Threads of Hope on Thursday, December 4, 2014. View their invitation!  

In Memory of Bernard Mayes, Founder of S.F. Suicide Prevention

On October 23, Bernard Mayes, multi-talented journalist, Episcopal priest, and community activist, passed away in San Francisco. He was the founding force behind the Suicide Prevention movement in America, launching in San Francisco the first…

Beyond the Headlines: Robin Williams and Depression

This special edition of Beyond the Headlines commemorates the life of actor, comedian, and humanitarian Robin Williams - and explores the power of depression in his and all of our lives. Cheryl Jennings sits down with two of Robin's longtime…

Moving Interviews

A video of people who have been impacted by grief and loss and how The Crisis Center's programs supported them.

Lesher Speaker Series

The Contra Costa Crisis Center was chosen by the Dan & Margaret Lesher Foundation – as a part or their NEWSMAKERS: Lesher Speaker Series - as the nonprofit partner to be featured alongside Dan Rather on November 4, 2013. Each year the Lesher…

VA Focuses National Attention on Suicide Prevention Month 2013

Collaborates with Communities to Help Veterans Access Mental Health Support WASHINGTON (Sept. 5, 2013) — In recognition of September as Suicide Prevention Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs is mobilizing people and organizations nationwide…

Message from Secretary Hagel on Suicide Prevention Month

The Department of Defense has no more important responsibility than supporting and protecting those who defend our country and that means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, the entire DoD community – Service members, civilians, members of our families and leaders at every level – must demonstrate our collective resolve to prevent suicide, to promote greater knowledge of its causes and to encourage those in need to seek support. No one who serves this country in uniform should ever feel they have nowhere to turn.