We invite you to watch these powerful stories – from actual Crisis Center Grief Program participants- about how they utilized programs of the Crisis Center to help cope with tremendous loss. (CW) The content is very powerful and might illicit a strong emotional response, but there are also powerful messages of hope.

Their stories have this in common – they called the Crisis Center.

If you, or someone you know, needs emotional support, we are here 24/7. Call 211 or text HOPE to 20121 to talk with someone.

 

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. The day was designated by the U.S. Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support.

Come together with other survivors of suicide loss at the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event on November 23, 2019.  The Walnut Creek event is from 9am – 12 noon at John Muir Hospital in Ball Auditorium.

Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world. These events bring suicide loss survivors together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. The Walnut Creek event features an AFSP documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience, and connection.

You can register here or contact Scott Chavez or call 925-939-1916, ext 422 for more information. The International Survivors of Suicide Loss event is free of charge.

Here are some fun paparazzi shots from The Center’s Black & White Gala held on 08/24/19. It was a LOT of fun! One of the best!

Watch the Contra Costa Crisis Center’s film that had its debut at The Gala on 08/24/2019. It may be hard to watch, but you will learn how The Center is changing lives one at a time.

Contra Costa Crisis Center Film

Here is the film that was produced for the Contra Costa Crisis Center. It had its debut on Sat night on 08/24 at a black tie affair. Here is the speech intro that Adam Reeves gave for the film and the reason for creating it. The film can be a bit hard to watch.Speech:My name is Adam Reeves.A little over a year ago, I volunteered to be a part of this great organization.I knew nothing about The Center. I had never even heard of it. So, I made it my mission to get the word out there and tell everyone about the great services The Center provides.I personally volunteer in the call center. The center is staffed 24 / 7 with volunteers and staff that do an amazing job. When that phone rings, you have no idea what you may be dealing with:- a mother who can’t find work or provide food for her family- a young boy who is being picked on and bullied at school and is considering ending his life at the age of only 12- an elderly man who has outlived all his relations and friends and has no one to talk to- a young girl who has run away from her home after being sexually abused by her father since she was eight and thinks it is all her fault- a parent who is afraid their teenager may be considering suicide and they don’t know how to talk to him- a friend who is concerned because his best friend is cutting himself in the next roomEach of the previous scenarios are calls that I personally have handled. There are so many stories that pour in to The Center, and The Center makes a difference!!With the help of my cinematographer, David N. Sachs, we did our best to show you just a small part of what The Center is all about in “Bringing Hope and Light to the Darkness”.You will see some very raw and emotional testimonials, which may be hard to watch, but the main purpose in producing this film was to show how “With Help Comes Hope”. And I hope you will all consider helping us in bringing hope.

Posted by Contra Costa Crisis Center on Friday, August 30, 2019

How would you like to sit in the Madden Box Seats for TWO to one of the upcoming games!! Now is your chance.

Come to the Contra Costa Crisis Center Gala and bid on some great prizes from John Madden autographed football helmet to games to tickets to collectible wines from the Football Hall of Fame!!

The fundraiser is coming up on August 24th!! Get your tickets now by going to this link https://www.crisis-center.org/gala-rsvp/!!!