Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and County Behavioral Health is kicking the month off with the annual Suicide Prevention Forum. See below to learn about the forum and other events that will be happening both virtually and in-person across the county throughout the month of September. To access a copy of the calendar of events for the month of September, click on the following link: Suicide Prevention Month Program

 

Suicide Prevention Forum 2021 Featuring Kelechi Ubozoh, writer, mental health advocate and suicide attempt survivor.

 

We hope you join us for this free and virtual event. 

 

To register please use this link: https://sloco.wufoo.com/forms/spf2021

 

KELECHI UBOZOH is a Nigerian-American writer and mental health advocate. Her book, We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental elevates lived experience and marginalized voices. Her story of surviving a suicide attempt is featured in The S Word documentary, O, The Oprah Magazine and CBS This Morning with Gayle King.  Last year, she presented at the Yale School's inaugural Mental Health Symposium. In 2021, she was named a Mental Health Champion by the Steinberg Institute, learn more at kelechiubozoh.com

 

Other Events:

Live Through This Traveling Exhibit

*Update* Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the traveling exhibit is put on hold for a future date. Please check back in for future opportunities to view the exhibit. Thank you for your understanding.

Stop by one of our many locations throughout the month of September to see photos from Live Through This  in person! Photos will be set up to view safely and physically distant. After each viewing, materials will be disinfected for next viewers. Details on where to find the exhibit will be updated shortly!

The S Word Documentary

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 2 at 6pm for a FREE screening of the documentary film, The S Word. Featured last year at the Suicide Prevention Forum, The S Word aims to break down the silence surrounding suicide. Register now for an opportunity to pick up a free "viewing packet" with snacks, resources, and more!

The event is FREE and will be screened virtually through Zoom. Sign up here for The S Word Documentary Screening.

Suicide Prevention Summit

Are you a behavioral health worker wanting to learn more about the experience of suicide and how to help your clients? Are you a community member wanting to know how to support those around you? If you answered 'yes' to one of these questions, then this summit is for you! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 9th from 9am-4:30pm for a day packed with valuable information and some self-care! Networking opportunities with other counties will be available too. 

Workshops include:

  • Survivor Outreach Team: Active Postvention
  • Crisis Coping Theory & the Suicidal Crisis Path: A Contect for Understanding Suicide, Supports, and Interventions
  • Firearm Suicide Prevention: Unusual Partners With a Shared Goal
  • Understanding How Brain Health is Affected by Nutrition
  • Speaker's Panel: Diverse Mental Health Journeys

Sign up for the inaugural Central California Regional Suicide Prevention Summit by clicking here.

Want to get the 6 available CE's? Please also sign up here.

 

Coffee Sleeve Activity

Stop by one of the coffee shops listed below and order your favorite coffee accompanied by a Know the Signs coffee sleeve!

Participating coffee shops will be listed soon!

 

Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.