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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

JOIN US FOR ONE OR BOTH OF THESE EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER:

Sign up for: Suicide Prevention

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.

Sign up for: What’s it like to be a Crisis Line Volunteer?

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.

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

View the trailer here https://vimeo.com/370124233

Please join us at our local screening of this film and come together with other survivors of suicide loss. Register or get info here.

Pathways To Healing: Hope after Suicide Loss follows the family and friends of Chris Taddeo, a young adult who died by suicide. Together, they show the individual experiences a community of people can have after a shared loss.  Watch as they move from confusion and denial to isolation and finding support. Through their various approaches to grief and healing, each journey shares a message of hope, connection and resilience.