SUPPORT GROUP starting January 23rd: Survivors of a Suicide Attempt Support Group
WHAT IS IT? A FREE facilitated IN-PERSON group for community members who have survived an attempt and are looking to connect and heal. This group is meant to provide an opportunity to connect with peers who share similar experiences, while preserving dignity and countering stigma. This group runs for 8 weeks from January 23rd-March 12th on Tuesdays 6pm-730pm.
WHERE IS IT? In-person at CSS in our North Oakland Office
For more info or to make a referral: 1-800-260-0094
We want to pass along an opportunity to participate in the Mental Health Services Act Planning Process! The public is invited to give feedback and suggestions on how the MHSA funding should be spent for their local community. This is an opportunity for you, your family, and your peers to inform what programs and services may become available in Alameda County.
Please forward this information to staff, clients, and community members. Here is a link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ZXL6V6 (Link also in bio)
During this #SeasonOfHope, we believe that wellness and recovery can look different for all of us. One of our goals at Crisis Support Services of Alameda County is to reduce barriers to help seeking in all of our services.
We also believe that there’s hope in every conversation. In the video above, Marsh, one of our volunteer phone counselors, shares about a caller who had contacted the crisis line for the first time. Whether it’s isolation, sadness, grief, or thoughts of suicide, our team is here to provide 24/7 free and confidential support to members of our community.
We believe that everyone deserves to have access to support that would bring them closer to wellness and this is where you come in. In order to keep our services free to the community, we rely on donors like you!
❤️ Please consider a donation today to support our commitment to keeping our services available to those who need it: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/seasonofhope/mobile (link in bio)
Our Textline program is seeking dedicated mental health crisis counselors! Shifts are currently from 8 am to 12 am/seven days/week. We also have text line services in Spanish from 5 pm-9 pm/Tue-Fri.
Our text line volunteers offer hope and connection to our communities. You, too, can make a difference and support our community. No experience is necessary, and all training is provided.
Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/TextlineVolunteer
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Today is #GivingTuesday! Crisis Support Services of Alameda County approaches our suicide prevention mission through creating meaningful connections on the individual level, as well as in our communities. Your donation today will make it possible for us to continue our core programming and to engage with our community in new ways.
We believe that everyone in our community deserves to feel connected and that there is hope in every conversation.
Meet Michelle, our Clinical Program Training Coordinator. In this video, Michelle reflects on the power of partnerships and differing perspectives when it comes to supporting healing in our communities. Earlier this year, CSS hosted 12 free sessions in partnership with different community partners reflecting on healing and connection. Check out the link for Redefining Suicide Prevention Series in our bio.
Be the Hope in every conversation by donating today here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/seasonofhope/mobile (link in bio)