Suicide Prevention Awareness
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Click below to view "I Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge" video
Click below to view "Rapper Logic's - 1-800-273-8255" Live performance at the MTV Music Awards
Click below to view "Blades of Grass," an Oak Park High School student-produced Suicide Awareness (PSA).
SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCESA PARENT'S GUIDE TO SUICIDE PREVENTIONEach day in America, nearly 3,500 high school students attempt suicide. Among college students, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the country. Supporting a student who struggles with mental health can be difficult for parents and they may not know where to start. This guide provides resources and expert advice to help parents compassionately care for high school and college students and make sure they get the professional services they need. For resources and on how to Support Your High School or College Student go to the following link: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/suicide-prevention/LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT For comprehensive resources on suicide prevention and response, please see the Prevention Project website at the following web address: http://preventsuicide.lacoe.eduSUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources. For more information go to: http://www.suicideispreventable.org/MY3 LETS YOU STAY CONNECTED WHEN YOU ARE HAVING THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. The App is downloadable from the Apple Store and Google Play. To access, the website go to: http://www.my3app.org/UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE PREVENTION The BestColleges.com website contains a myriad of resource to help understand how the transition from high school to college causes many young people to contemplate suicide. Also, has a section on 10 Things To Look For In A Mental-Health-Friendly College. To access, this website go to: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/suicide-prevention/Online Counseling Guide on Suicide Prevention from the Wake Forest Graduate School of Counseling. To access, this website go to: https://counseling.online.wfu.edu/online-counseling-guide-on-suicide-prevention/CRISIS HOTLINESTHE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE can help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 or online at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.orgCRISIS TEXT LINE Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works: Text START to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool one.TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone helpline for teenaged callers. It operates every evening from 6pm to 10pm PST and is toll-free from anywhere in California. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can call us at 800-852-8336 and even text us by texting TEEN to 839863. TEEN LINE also offers message boards, resources, and information: http://teenlineonline.org/VENTURA COUNTY CRISIS HOTLINE This toll-free crisis number is the "access" line and "portal of entry" to Ventura County Behavioral Health. Crisis intervention and stabilization services are available to individuals who are experiencing an urgent or emergent mental health crisis. On a 24/7 basis, via mobile field response and/or by telephone, the multi-disciplinary Crisis Team staff provide rapid mental health services that are supportive and strength based in nature and that assist the individual to remain at the least restrictive level of care possible. For many of those calling upon the services of the Crisis Team, it is their first contact with mental health professionals. The follow-up, outreach, support and linkage to needed services are critical components of the Crisis Team's mission. Referrals are individually customized to ensure that appropriate cultural and linguistic needs are accommodated. To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 1-866-998-22432-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services. Basic Human Needs Resource: food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance. Physical and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, Children's Health Insurance Program, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, and rehabilitation. Employment Supports financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs. Support for Children, Youth, and Families: childcare, after-school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services. Volunteer Opportunities and Donations. For more information, you can also go to their website: www.211.org