You are not ALONE!

If you or someone you love is in crisis, please reach out for help.


For help with a mental health or life-threatening emergency, call 911.
 

Suicide Prevention Information and Resources


Regional Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

  or

Nacional de PrevenciĆ³n del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454 (EspaƱol)

Calaveras County Crisis Hotline: (209) 754-3239 or 800-499-3030

Text: ANSWER to 839863

Texts are answered 24/7, by a trained crisis volunteer

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Are You, a Friend, or Loved One Suicidal?

Here are some warning signs

  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself
  • Seeking access to means
  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
  • Feeling trapped, hopeless, worthless or desperate
  • Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities
  • Giving away possessions
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from family, friends or society


Know the Signs website for information: www.suicideispreventable.org

How You Can Help

  • Let the person know you are concerned and willing to help
  • Express empathy for what the person is going through
  • Listen non-judgmentally

Suicide Prevention Training Programs

Suicide Prevention training programs are offered to the community, at no cost:

Question, Persuade, Refer-(QPR) Training
1 hour gatekeeper training to recognize a crisis and warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
Download the Training Flyer Here

Mental Health First Aid Training
An 8-hour course to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, provide help, and connect persons to the appropriate care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. The warning signs of suicide, as well as prevention strategies, are also addressed.
Download the Training Flyer Here

Other Resources for Suicide Prevention

For more information on suicide prevention, please visit the following links: