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Even surrounded by friends and family, someone experiencing emotional pain can feel isolated. You may sense something is wrong, but not realize how serious it is. Trust your instincts.
The warning signs for suicide— withdrawal, depression and hopelessness— are there, but not always obvious. It’s up to us to learn to recognize the warning signs and offer support to someone we care about.
“Are you thinking of ending your life?” Few phrases are as difficult to say to a loved one. But when it comes to suicide prevention, none are more important. Click here for suggestions on how to find the words to start the conversation.
For more information and local resources click here.
If you or someone you care about is in an emotional crisis or needs immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or 988. If you need to be connected to mental health services in Riverside County, call the CARES Line at (800) 499-3008.
Show your support and learn how you can learn the warning signs and help prevent suicide.
Activities and Materials
- This September we focus on Thriving At All Ages by exploring ways we can strengthen our physical and emotional wellness at different stages of life. Together we can Take Action for Mental Health by building resiliency at all ages. This month we honor National Suicide Prevention Week (9/4-9/10) and World Suicide Prevention Day (9/10). We have provided suggestions for how to plan your September activities week-by-week, or you can choose your favorites. Join in our activities and share your participation on social media using
#PEISEPT2022 and #RUHSRecoveryHappens2022
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- Riverside County Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan:
- This Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan for Riverside County – Building Hope and Resiliency – represents many months of work involving mental health and public health professionals in Riverside County and in California, along with the efforts of numerous community partners and clinical experts in this field. This plan provides a foundation for bringing about a systemic response to preventing suicide in Riverside County. To access the full strategic plan, click here.
- For a quick reference guide of the Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan, click here.
- You can watch a webinar about the Strategic Plan by visiting https://youtu.be/PTPBi4QlGw8
- Once you have read the Strategic Plan and Reference Guide, take a moment to complete the Suicide Prevention Stakeholder Survey, to let us know how you and/or your organization can participate in the Suicide Prevention Coalition.
- The Take Action for Suicide Prevention toolkit consists of various ideas and ways to increase protective factors against suicide. To learn more click here.
- For dates and availability for these trainings, register here.
- Know the Signs: This 90-minute presentation will focus on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a conversation with someone in crisis and connect them with the help and resources they need.
- Mental Health 101: This 60-minute presentation will focus on understanding mental health, stigma reduction, available resources and more.
- Self-Care and Wellness: This 2-hour presentation will focus on understanding how stress affects you, strategies to cope with stress, available resources and more.
- Building Resiliency and Understanding Trauma: This 2-hour presentation will focus on understanding and defining trauma, the impact of trauma on the brain and tools to build resiliency and being trauma-informed.
- safeTALK: This three-hour training prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.
- ASIST: This two-day, interactive workshop prepares participants to provide suicide first aid interventions. ASIST caregivers complete the process that safeTALK helpers start, providing life-saving suicide first aid interventions.
- Youth MHFA: This 8-hour training introduces participants to unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
- Adult MHFA: This 8-hour training introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.