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…

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…

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…

Suicide Prevention Mentioned At the Oscars

As you may or may not be aware, suicide prevention was mentioned more than once last night during the Oscars. Screenwriter Graham Moore used his win to bring attention to suicide awareness and depression during his acceptance speech. Suicide…

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 http://msslmusic.org/

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…