SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES:
If you or your child need help right away, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)call 911 or take your child to the nearest crisis center or emergency department.
Check out the sources below to learn more about the signs to look out for when someone is in crisis:
– Know that the signs of suicide are preventable
– Warning Signs of Suicide from the National Institute of Mental Health
Crisis text line:
Text RESIDENCE for 741741 to get in touch with a crisis counsellor. Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.
RESOURCES FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
California Coaition for Youth
Young people aged 12-24 can call or text 8008435200 or chat in crisis 24/7
Nine out of ten
One in 10 students contemplates suicide. This means that nine out of ten students have the opportunity to help! The website and program give students the knowledge and resources to
help their friends who may be thinking about suicide. Find resources HERE.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Young Adults
Young adulthood – the period between 18 and 25 – is a time of significant personal growth and change. The changes and decisions that often define this time of life can feel difficult, stressful, and overwhelming for everyone. This is also the time when many people begin to experience mental health symptoms, as most mental health issues present at age 25 or earlier.
Online Education Center
Up to 75% of students with possible mental health issues do not seek help for what is troubling them. Learn about the most common mental health issues facing students and the essential mental health resources available to help you.
How to help your child cope with grief
1. Be honest and give accurate information appropriate to your student’s ability to understand and want to know.
2. Provide additional affection and reassurance regarding safety issues as needed. A death can raise fears for your own health and safety or that of a loved one.
3. Give choices, ie. “Would you like to go to the funeral service?”
4. Listen! When we show that we care about their thoughts, young people have a lot to say about death and grief.
5. Encourage the open expression of emotion through art, poetry and conversation.
6. Share your own grief without burdening your children. It’s okay for children to know that you are living and surviving your own grief.
7. Continue your children’s daily routines as much as possible during this time of change.
8. Commemorate, ie light candles, create a memory book. Ritual helps us to heal.
9. Be patient. Children may take longer than adults to resolve their grief. Their treatment can be done in stages. They often need to ask the same questions over and over again.
HOTLLINES AND RESOURCES BY COUNTY:
Alameda County Crisis Support Services
Text SAFE to 20121: Hours: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Contact Support Groups Clinical Director: Devah DeFusco, LMFT 510-420-2475
Counseling Services Program: 1-800-260-0094.
Your life Your voice
CALL 24/7: 1-800-448-3000
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Crisis and suicide: 800-833-2900
Crisis Text: Send “HOPE” to 20121
MF 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
CALL 310-855-4673 TEXT TEEN 839863
Marin County Office of Education: Student Mental Health/Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 415 499-1100
Marin Psychiatric Emergency Services/ Crisis Center: 473-6666
Sailor Council in Mourning 499-1195
Buckelew Programs: Suicide Prevention
Marin Mobile Crisis Response Team:
1-415-473-6392 (1-415-473-3344 (TTY)
Psychiatric emergency services:
Bay Area Community Resources:
24-7 Marin Suicide prevention:
Aldéa Child and Family Services
Call: (888) 99-ALDEA (2532)
Napa County: Mental Health Crisis Services
24-hour mental health crisis hotline: (707)-253-4711
Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-843-5200
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Suicide Prevention in San Francisco:
24-hour San Francisco Global Children’s Crisis Line: 415-970-3800
24 hour crisis line: 415-781-0500 or 800-273-8255
Paradigm San Francisco
Call: 888-220-3466 to speak to a specialist
International: 415 423 7164
The Trevor Project
Trevor Lifeline: The only national crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386.
Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 available Monday-Friday 3-10 p.m. ET / 12-7 p.m. PT at 202-304-1200.
TrevorChat: Online instant messaging with a TrevorChat advisor. Open daily 3-10 p.m. ET / 12-7 p.m. PT.
National LGBT Youth Voiceline
Toll Free 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
Monday – Friday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Saturday 9am-2pm PST
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Call: (415) 921-8850
SAN MATEO COUNTY
24/7 helpline: 650-579-0350
Text “BAY” to 741741
Telephone (650) 591-9623
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services
24/7 Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 1(855)278-4204
City of Palo Alto: Safety Net Project
County Crisis Hotline: 1-855-278-4204
Crisis text line: text BAY to 741741
Solano County: Children, Youth and Families
Family and individual resource: PDF
National Suicide Prevention Hotline/Veterans Distress Line: 800-273-8255 (press 1 after dialing)
Solano County Crisis Unit 24 Hour Line (707) 428-1131
Division of Children’s Mental Health Services: Phone: 707-435-2080
Solano County Crisis Line: (707) 428-1131 and (707) 750-3000, 24-hour referral to counseling services
Child Haven Fairfield (707) 425-5744 ext. 114, counseling services for children, parenting courses.
Solano County Children’s Mental Health Services (800) 547-0495, referrals to outpatient counseling services.
Successful Mental Health and Addiction Treatment: (SMART) (707) 784-2220, referrals and treatment for mental health, drug and alcohol, parenting and domestic violence issues. Free for all CalWORKS recipients.
Buckelew Programs: Suicide Prevention
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Sonoma County
WARMLINE (866-906-6264) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
For crisis assistance in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454.
California Youth Crisis Line
24 hours a day. Aimed at young people aged 12 to 24.
California crisis text line
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Out of the Darkness
When you participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Walks Out of Darkness, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise funds for AFSP’s vital research and education programs. to prevent suicide and save lives.
Click here to find other ways to take action where you live.
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