Support Suicide Prevention Awareness

Support Suicide Prevention Awareness!
Pain Isn’t always Obvious.

Share this page to encourage others to Read Up on the warning signs for suicide and Reach Out to someone they care about.

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.

  • Know the Signs
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  • Find the Words
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  • Reach Out 

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 Helpline at (951) 686-HELP.

Get Up and Participate:

Show your support and learn how you can learn the warning signs and help prevent suicide.

AFSP Out of the Darkness Riverside County Walk
Event Flyer:

  • Join us on September 30th at Fairmont Park for the Riverside County Out of the Darkness Community Walk. This day is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites Riverside County communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health challenges affects our lives and the lives of our loved ones. 

    Check-in time is at 9 AM and the walk begins at 10:30 AM. Join the RC Suicide Prevention Coalition Team by registering to walk with the team or donate here.

    Together we can take a step forward towards giving people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health.


  • Riverside County Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan: 
    • The Suicide Prevention Coalition is a collaboration between county organizations, non-profit, private, faith-based organizations, school districts, higher education institutions, healthcare, and first responders designed to work together to eliminate suicide deaths and suicide attempts and increase resources and support. The Coalition brings together multi-disciplinary partners to address the root causes of suicide. Suicide is often preventable with the right knowledge and skills. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention, regardless of background or experience. Find out more 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
    • 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.

Get Trained

Suicide Prevention Month Meetings Flyer:

  • 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.