Suicide Prevention

“As a community, we need to understand mental illness and suicide. Survivors of suicide need to be able to grieve as openly as others. Healing is possible, help and support is available.” – Annabelle

Pain isn’t always obvious but you can learn to recognize the signs and how and where to reach out if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide. In an emergency, dial 911.

The following resources can also help you find immediate help, keep yourself safe, learn how to help someone else in a crisis, or get involved in the campaign to raise awareness and change the way we collectively deal with suicide.

In preparation for Suicide Prevention Week 2016, please find the Each Mind Matters toolkit here with downloadable materials to help you plan activities promoting awareness and education.

2016 Suicide Prevention Week Toolkit

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 5-11, 2016, and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. Each Mind Matters developed a toolkit for Suicide Prevention Week with useful materials that can assist you in planning activities and events in your county and community.

Need Help NOW?

If you or someone you care about is in immediate danger of harming themselves or others call 911. Help is also available by phone or chat at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has TTY capability via one of our national call centers, which can be accessed by calling 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).

Stay Connected, Stay Safe

MY3 is an application for your smartphone that lets you define a network of support and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide, or help your clients stay connected to their network.

Know the Signs and How to Help

Learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis, and where to find professional help and resources.

Make your voice count

Learn more about the campaign to raise awareness and change the way we deal with suicide. Join Your Voice Counts and you will have an opportunity to shape and share information about suicide prevention activities in your community.

Are you a leader in one of California’s diverse communities or do you work with diverse populations? Use the fact sheets, marketing materials and toolkits from the resource center to help support your community. Get involved today.

More Resources

Looking for more?

You can find even more resources at the Each Mind Matters Resource Center.

Do you work with people from Diverse Communities?

Find resources and tools for professionals and Diverse Community leaders on the Diverse Communities page.