It’s time to destigmatize mental health, even if it means being vulnerable around your peers or family. Vulnerability is a sign of strength and we encourage you to take the first step in asking for help. Join us in supporting Suicide Prevention Awareness Month by starting the conversation at home, at work, and in the community. Pain isn’t always obvious. Suicide Prevention is about knowing the signs and stepping in or speaking up for someone you care about.
- Talking about death or suicide
- Seeking methods for self-harm
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
For more information on detecting signs, visit www.suicideispreventable.org. You can also reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting “EMM” to 741741 to speak confidentially with a trained crisis counselor for free, 24/7.
For more resources, visit the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Mental Health website: www.cityofrc.us/mental-health.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more and connect with free virtual resources and events, please see below (and corresponding event flyers attached):
- September 9th at 3:00pm: Tri-City Mental Health Suicide Prevention: Know the Signs
- September 14th from 6:00pm-7:30pm: City of Rancho Cucamonga and NAMI Pomona Valley Community Check-ins
- September 23rd at 3:00pm: Tri-City Mental Health Suicide Survivor Stories
- September 24th from 6:00pm-7:30pm: Tri-City Mental Health The Impact of Systemic Racism on Mental Health
- September 30th from 6:00pm-7:30pm: Healthy RC’s Community Conversations on Resiliency in Uncertain Times – Part II
- https://emmresourcecenter.org/resources/reconozca-las-senales-loteria (Attached is a printable Loteria (Bingo) game in English and Spanish as an activity for understanding warning signs.)
Together, we can prevent suicide. We thank you for your support and for all that you do for our communities!