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Health & Wellness ResourcesThese health and wellness resources are an extensive, curated collection of tools and resources. The library includes external resources as well as resources that were developed under CCC Health & Wellness or submitted by the colleges. Search by keyword, topic, and/or audience.
The first section outlines the infrastructure that needs to be in place to build and sustain an effective mental health promotion and suicide prevention effort. The second section guides campus planners in developing a comprehensive, coordinated set of programs and … read more
Developed by AFSP and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center — two of the nation’s leading organizations devoted to suicide prevention — to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in a school community.
Information and education about suicide and depression, programs for suicide survivor treatment, research, and education.
California has several AFSP chapters. Use this search tool to find the chapter for your region and get involved in local AFSP suicide prevention walks, Talk Saves Lives suicide prevention trainings, and more.
Offers strategies to help parents/caregivers cope with collective traumas. This resource also provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children.
Riverside City College created this quick guide to help faculty and staff identify, refer, and support students in distress. The main focus is a listing of community resources.
Developed by the college Behavioral Intervention Caring Team (BICT), this guide is intended to provide guidance to staff and faculty on how to aid emotionally distressed students and offers steps on how to refer them for help.
Suicide hurts all of us-parents, children, siblings, friends, lovers and spouses. The loss for society is psychological, spiritual, and financial. Understanding suicide requires looking at all of the factors that underlie this complex and intensely emotional issue and applying logic … read more
With the launch of the Homeless Youth Handbook, advocates and California youth who are unhoused, precariously housed, or transitioning out of homelessness have gained a major new set of legal resources. A multi-year, multi-state pro bono initiative by Baker McKenzie … read more
For the person in crisis, counselors online, and other facts about how to ask for help.
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and California’s Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) released “California Youth Mental Health: Understanding Resource Availability and Preferences,” a survey of more than 400 young people in California ages 13 to 24 … read more
The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) suicide prevention social marketing program is one component of the MHSA Suicide Prevention initiative, which uses a full range of strategies from Prevention to Early Intervention to prevent suicides across ages and backgrounds. … read more
People thinking of suicide often give clues when they are feeling desperate and hopeless. One clue may or may not mean a great deal, but any clue is worth exploring. Here is a list of the most common clues.
An evidence-supported, low-burden solution is The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), a screening tool developed by multiple institutions, including Columbia University, with NIMH support has predicted suicide attempts – one of the foremost national priorities for prevention. Developed by a … read more
If you’re experiencing feelings of worry, irritability, or low mood right now, you’re not alone.
Free app designed to provide coping tools and support resources to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government-developed (US Department of Veterans Affairs).
This compilation of resources includes the recording of the Nov. 13, 2014 webinar describing “Culture and Community”, “Native Communities of Care”, and more. These resources present an annotated and illustrated collection of culturally relevant and responsive suicide prevention social marketing … read more
Developed by the “Know the Signs,” California’s statewide suicide prevention campaign, contains social marketing and messaging materials.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance has meetings throughout California. Currently, most are meeting online via Zoom. These meetings are great for those struggling with anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder as well as Bipolar Disorder. Most people attending these groups are over … read more