September 2020

Suicide Prevention Month 2020

BUILDING CONNECTION AND RESILIENCE

THROUGH SOCIAL JUSTICE

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

A feeling of connectedness is often cited as one of the primary factors in preventing suicide. Crisis Support Services of Alameda County has been dedicated to building life-saving connections through our 24hr Crisis Line, Community Education presentations, and therapeutic services aimed at communities experiencing multiple stressors. This year more than ever, we acknowledge the power of connections and have planned a series of panels and presentation aimed at bringing us together to take part in important conversations regarding different aspects of suicide prevention. Through these panels, we hope to build on our collective resilience and be part of giving space to issues and communities that have been historically marginalized in the field of suicide prevention and mental health. We thank our community partners who are joining us in this important work - your partnership is deeply appreciated.

Learn more at www.crisissupport.org

OUR LUNCH and LEARNS

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 Noon - 1:00 pm with time for questions and answers. You will be provided a Zoom link for each session after registering for the panel.

Friday 9/4/2020: PARENTS’/CAREGIVERS’ ROLE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION

This panel will explore common questions that come up for parents as they work to be an active part of their child’s mental health well-being.

Monday 9/7/2020: CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES OF ALAMEDA COUNTY’S VOLUNTEER PANEL

Hear what it’s like to be a volunteer on the crisis line.

Tuesday 9/8/2020: SUICIDAL EXPERIENCES WITHIN OUR ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

Hear from Asian and Pacific Islander community members and providers on their experiences with suicide and suicide prevention.

Wednesday 9/9/2020: MEET ALAMEDA COUNTY’S CRISIS PROVIDERS

Meet some of the providers dedicated to ensuring those in crises are able to stay safe and become connected to resources they might need to be well.

Thursday 9/10/2020: CAREGIVER SUPPORT FOR LOVED ONES IN SUICIDAL CRISIS

Learn about supports available for family members and caregivers of those experiencing suicidal crises.

Friday 9/11/2020: BUILDING MENTAL HEALTH RESILIENCE

This presentation will focus on concrete strategies we could all practice as a way to increase our resilience during these challenging times. Sponsored by Rogers Behavioral Health

Friday 9/18/2020: A PANEL ON SUICIDE PREVENTION IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

The panel will talk about the application of a cultural lens in suicide prevention.

Wednesday 9/23/2020: “LOOK AROUND YOU” CREATIVE MEANS SAFETY THROUGH TELE-HEALTH

Learn how to implement collaborative means safety practices with persons at risk for suicide.

Friday 9/25/2020: DEEPENING THE CONNECTION: SUICIDE ASSESSMENT IN TELE-HEALTH

Suicide assessment using tele-health can be challenging. We are here to provide some strategies to support providers. Sponsored by Rogers Behavioral Health

Wednesday 9/30/2020: MENTAL HEALTH IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WORKERS IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

This panel explores the stressors as well as the resources available for this group as the health crisis goes on.

Event sponsors

A special thank you to our Event sponsor: PlanterDay

Event sponsors

A special thank you to our Event sponsor: Magoosh

Panel sponsor

September 11 and 25th Panels sponsored by Rogers Behavioral Health