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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of Darkness Walk is coming soon!

Register now by clicking HERE!

 

 

 

September is National Suicide Prevention Month!

This is a time dedicated to promoting awareness, reaching out to those who are suffering, eliminating misinformation and negative stigma, reducing risk factors, and educating ourselves about mental health and the resources available to help. 

Remember to mark your calendar for upcoming events:

  • Art with Impact at Shasta College on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, noon 
  • Hope is Alive! Open mic night at Grilla Bites on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6pm.
  • The Out of the Darkness Walk at Caldwell Park on Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9am (Registration starts at 8am, or register on-line by clicking here)!
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Let's talk.

Suicide has been the shameful secret for too long, and keeping secrets isn't solving the problem. In many years, there are more suicide deaths than motor vehicle fatalities. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death in young adults. More soldiers and law enforcement officers die by suicide than in the line of duty. These deaths are preventable if people learn how to help.

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you need help now:

If this is a suicide emergency, call 911. Do not put your own life at risk. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, there is help available. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, any time, 24/7. 

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Learn more:

Suicide prevention is everybody's business. You don't have to be a mental health professional - offering a friendly ear can save a life. Preventing suicide is within everyone's reach. Be alert for talk of hopelessness. Trust your instincts, and always take talk of suicide seriously - it's an invitation to talk. Learn more about suicide prevention here.

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Join us:

The Shasta Suicide Prevention Workgroup brings together those in our community who want to put an end to suicides and suicide attempts. You can help. Spread the word about suicide prevention by joining us - please visit the Suicide Prevention Workgroup website to learn more about the work we are doing and "like" our Facebook page to stay up to date on what's happening locally.

Good Grief Suicide Loss Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 5:30-7pm at The Lotus Center- 3290 Bechelli Lane, Redding. For more information, contact Marcia Ramstrom at 530-440-6033.

 

 

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