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.
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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.
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
This sample report form includes space to provide information about the incident as well as useful hints based on campus policies.
Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement created the 2019 kit to help community organizations, schools, and individuals raise suicide awareness during Suicide Prevention Week. The theme of the kit this year is Finding Purpose: Taking Care of Ourselves and … read more
The Equity in Mental Health Framework provides colleges and universities with ten recommendations and implementation strategies to help strengthen their mental health support and programs for students of color. The new Equity in Mental Health Toolkit offers additional support for … read more
Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student
This guide provides a college or university community, regardless of its size, culture, and resources, with a list of issues to consider when drafting or revising protocols relating to the management of the student in acute distress or at risk … read more
Online support community for people dealing with grief, death, and major loss, with over fifty monitored support groups for children, youth, and adults.
This engaging youth-oriented site uses video stories of students and high-profile artists to increase awareness about mental health issues and the importance of getting help.
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