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Suicide Prevention Information


If you are in crisis, need help for yourself or someone else, please call 1-800-273-8255 for free, confidential help 24 hours a day. For Spanish language counselors, call 1-888-628‐9454.  The website for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Local crisis lines for all 58 counties can be found at http://www.mhsoac.ca.gov/docs/Crisis_Lines_By_County_12-26-12.pdf

http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/california-suicide-hotlines.html

If you are a veteran in distress, please call the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 and PRESS “1”. An online chat function for veterans in crisis is also available at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans/Default.aspx

Other resources  are provided below:

Know the Signs 

California State Suicide Prevention Program 

Each Mind Matters – California’s Mental Health Movement 

LivingWorks - To find local suicide prevention trainers or training, including ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and safeTALK workshops, esuicideTALK information and more, contact Kathleen Snyder, 925.939.1916 x147 or kathleens@crisis-center.org.

ReachOut Here

A National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center  

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline homepage

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Institute for Mental Health

The American Association for Suicidology is a membership organization that provides research, education and training about suicide prevention, intervention and standards of practice for program efforts.

 

Higher education resources on suicide:

Campus Connect is a gatekeeper training included on the SPRC’s list of best practices and is intended for us on college/university campuses. 

The Trevor Project is the major organization that focuses on crisis and suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.  The website also has information about a national help line and an online question and answer forum called Ask Trevor.

Resources for journalists reporting on suicide: