Join us (virtually) for a month of special programming designed for community members and the helping professions — BUILDING CONNECTION AND RESILIENCE THROUGH SOCIAL JUSTICE, honoring National Suicide Prevention Month. All Panels are from 12
So glad to be part of this event by community partner, A Sista's Touch❤️. Thank you for all that you do to support and uplift our local communities. Registration for their virtual event here: runsignup.com/Race/CA/Oakland/WeRunOakland2020 #humantraffickingawareness#spm20203rd annual and first virtual charity 5k: We Run Oakland: For Our Children. 30 to 30 campaign: 30 reasons to get engaged, a 30 day count down. Reason #28: The response to trauma is different for everyone who experiences it. What is so needed in the area of trauma informed care is the consistency of resources, especially in those most vulnerable times. Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, a community based partner for the 3rd year, specializes in caring for others "from the inside out." Recognizing that September is Suicide Prevention month, it is so important that as a community we understand our role in helping others, because we never know when we will need someone. 3 more days to stand for a cause. runsignup.com/Race/CA/Oakland/WeRunOakland2020... See MoreSee Less
One way to support someone who is experiencing thoughts of suicide is through education and learning the warning signs for suicide and different ways to help. Here at CSS, our community education program offers free training to community members and organizations in Alameda County with the goal of increasing knowledge and skills to recognize suicidal behavior and provide safe and effective intervention. To learn more about our training or to schedule a presentation, visit our website #SuicidePreventionMonth: www.crisissupport.org/programs/community-ed/
"I feel empowered to begin this conversation [about suicide] with a student."-High school teacher after a Crisis Support Services suicide prevention training.
[Image description: On the right side are nine colored pencils of different colors. On top there is the Crisis Support Services logo. Below this in black text it says "I feel empowered to begin this conversation [about suicide] with a student"- High school teacher, after a Crisis Support Services suicide prevention training.] ... See MoreSee Less
What can suicide warning signs look like virtually? It's #SuicidePreventionMonth and one of the first steps to supporting someone who is having suicidal thoughts is to recognize when something is going on. While interactions with others looks different now, this post shares some virtual warning signs for suicide to look out for. If you notice these, check in and connect your loved one to support, we're here 24/7 too.
[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.]
[Image description: On a light blue background is the outlined drawing of a black desktop computer. Inside the computer in black text it says "virtual warning signs" at the top. Below that it says, "environment: what are their surroundings like? Keep in mind any concerning things around them, like the state of their room or the people that they interact with. " Below that it says "mood: has their mood changed? is the person noticeably more angry, sad, annoyed, etc, than usual?" Below that it says "talk: what have they been saying? When a person mentioned death, feeling like a burden, helpless/hopeless, that they're in a lot of pain, and especially talking about wanting to die, suicide, or not wanting to be here anymore that is a huge sign they are at risk." Below that it says "behavior: have they been acting differently? Is the person no longer interested in the things they used to enjoy, withdrawing from the people they care about, or just acting in a way that makes you worried? Do they seem disinterested and out of it when they talk to you?" In the bottom right corner is the Teen Lifeline logo in white.It can be hard to recognize when someone is having a hard time through the screen of your phone or computer, but it’s not impossible. While we social distance and for those with online friends/family, you can look for these warning signs in their environment, mood, talk, or behavior. #TSPA
Remember, warning signs are the changes you notice in what people say, how they act, their situation, or their mood that lets you know that they may be at risk and in need of help.
If you get that gut feeling that something’s wrong, notice any of these signs, or are worried about someone close to you, the next step is to connect them to help. You don’t have to do it alone, either: we’re always here to listen and help—you or someone you know—at 602-248-8336. ... See MoreSee Less