Our September Suicide Prevention Month “Lunch and Learn” sessions were a big success and we want to acknowledge our staff, volunteers, community partners, donors, and sponsors for making this new addition to our programming possible.
Today is Public Health Thank You Day! We are appreciative to all of the public health professionals who work to improve the health of our communities, especially this year. Learn more about the day here: www.apha.org/what-is-public-health/thank-you
Additionally, the emotional impact of working to help our communities through this pandemic within our health systems is real and valid. We see you and It’s ok to talk about it. Our “Staying Strong Against Covid19” support line is available for any #California health care and public health worker. We’re here to listen on our free & confidential support line @ 510-420-3222.
[Learn more about our support line @ www.StayingStrongAgainstCovid19.org This support line was created in a collaboration between Crisis Support Services of Alameda County & Alameda County Psychological Association (ACPA)]To the public health workforce: Thank you not only for what you do, but for the passion, empathy & inclusiveness you bring, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for your extraordinary commitment. ❤️
CSS is providing a FREE training for health care providers and suicide prevention! Research shows many individuals who are struggling with thoughts of suicide saw their primary care provider in the month prior to their death, which they often don't readily disclose, making health care settings an important place for suicide prevention. In order to help these providers and their staff feel more prepared to help their patients, our free training for health care providers aims to increase confidence in recognizing warning signs and risk factors for suicide and how to help. Contact us at email@example.com for more information or to schedule a presentation.
"[The most helpful part of the training was learning about] resources that are available for the patients, [learning] about safety planning, [and] asking directly about suicide"-Medical Provider, after a CSS suicide prevention training.
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"There is no person in this whole world who is a mistake, no matter how different that person may seem"-Fred Rogers
[If you're in Alameda County and you or someone you know needs support, we are here 24/7 at 1-800-309-2131, it's free and confidential. Youth can also text the word "safe" to 20121 between 4pm-11pm daily. Standard message rates apply. Outside of Alameda County can call 1-800-273-8255.]
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You don't have to feel alone. We are available to talk.
[If you're in Alameda County and you or someone you know needs support, we are here 24/7 at 1-800-309-2131, it's free and confidential. Youth can also text the word "safe" to 20121 between 4pm-11pm daily. Standard message rates apply]
Today is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide is difficult and we see you and are here to support you. There are many virtual events happening today where people can find connection, support, and resources. Check out this site to learn more (and for information on Healing Conversations, which is a way to get peer support.): afsp.org/international-survivors-of-suicide-loss-day
[If you're in Alameda County and you or someone you know needs support, we are here 24/7 at 1-800-309-2131, it's free and confidential. Youth can also text the word "safe" to 20121 between 4pm-11pm daily. Standard message rates apply. Outside of Alameda County can call 1-800-273-8255.] ... See MoreSee Less