September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6 – 12, 2020.
While we need to focus on suicide prevention every day of every year, this month can help bring attention to the efforts. And we can do this by continuously spreading awareness, advocating for research funding, developing innovative and effective treatment tools, being kind, and helping to educate others on things like resources and warning signs. It’s time to get involved. Please join our events and help share messages of help and hope in the community.
If you or anyone you know are having thoughts of suicide or need to speak with someone ready to listen, please call 211 or 800.833.2900, or text HOPE to 20121.
Suicide Prevention Month Events
Tuesday, 09/08/20. 7pm-8pm
With: Scott Chavez, Outreach & Training Lead
· Learn about the language of suicide awareness, current suicide statistics, risk factors and how to help.
Tuesday, 09/15/20 7pm-8pm
With: Contra Costa Crisis Center Volunteer Panel
· Hear from a panel of volunteers what it’s like to be a Crisis Counselor on our 24-hour crisis hotlines.
Click on the session title to register. Sessions will take place via Zoom and session info will be sent via email upon registration.