cALL 800-273-8255 or
text "sos" to 741741
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resources that will answer your questions, direct you to
support groups or find treatment. We know that it can be an
overwhelming task to find help. Visiting Bring Change 2 Mind
was a good place to start and we can suggest a few options
for you. Mental illnesses are treatable and, with proper
medical attention, people living with a diagnosable
condition can lead successful and productive lives. Learn
the symptoms. Seek treatment. Find support. To find
resources in your community we suggest contacting The
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is a
national organization with local chapters offering support
groups, classes and information. To find your NAMI State
Organization, please click here. Local affiliates can be
located through the state website. Below are some links to
national organizations to help you find further information.
While there are countless local organizations that do
exemplary work in the mental health space, we must keep this
resource list to those with national reach.
Some tips to start a conversation with someone about concerns around mental health.
DO: OBSERVE, COMMUNICATE, RESPECT
DONT: ASSUME, ALIENATE, LABEL
Start a Conversation
Listen Without Judgment
Dealing with Denial?
You are not alone in helping someone in crisis. There are many resources available to assess, treat and intervene. Crisis lines, counselors, intervention programs and more are available to you, as well as to the person experiencing the emotional crisis.
California Statewide & National Resources
California Statewide Resources http://dhcs.ca.gov/services/MH/Pages/SuicidePrevention.aspx
Each Mind Matters www.eachmindmatters.org
Join Californias mental health movement.
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 email@example.com>
Make the Connection Maketheconnection.net
Shared experiences and support for veterans.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255
This free, 24-hour hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Press 1 for Veterans assistance. Para español, oprima 2.
There are several excellent trainings available to the public that teach the knowledge and skills to be an effective "gatekeeper" for people who are thinking about suicide. A gatekeeper is someone who is able and willing to help someone thinking about suicide get professional help.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a workshop for anyone who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. To learn more about ASIST, visit www.livingworks.net. To find a workshop in California, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are bereaved by a suicide death, you may be in search of support for yourself and other loved ones. There are resources available online and in many communities that are specifically for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Survivors After Suicide Program
The SAS program is a support group offered through Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. Only those who have lost a loved one to suicide are eligible to participate in the support group.
Friends For Survival
Friends For Survival, Inc. is a California-based outreach organization open to those who have lost family or friends by suicide, and also to professionals who work with those who have been touched by a suicide tragedy. FFS also offers monthly support groups.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The AFSP's Suicide Survivors Outreach Program has trained volunteers who conduct in person visits to newly bereaved family. They also provide information about support groups and other local resources. Visit the website to find out how to request an outreach visit.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
SAVE provides a variety of resources and educational materials for coping with a loss to suicide including information on grief, finding comfort, and what to say to children.
American Association of Suicidology
AAS provides a variety of resources and educational materials for bereaved family and friends including locating a support group and how to facilitate your own survivor support group.
Child and Adolescent Support
High School and College Support
Military and Veteran Communities
Global Anti-Stigma Alliance