September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This year, the call to action is to “create hope through action." The World Health Organization states, “By creating hope, we can signal to people experiencing suicidal thoughts that there is hope and that we care and want to support them.” All month, mental health advocates, school districts, prevention organizations, and community members unite their voices to promote suicide prevention awareness and share hope and support. Napa Valley Unified School District, in partnership with Mentis, will continue to provide suicide prevention training for teachers, after-school staff, and classified staff. Please review the following resources and information flyers for upcoming suicide prevention awareness events in Napa County.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis please call the Napa County Mental Health 24-hour Crisis Line at 707-253-4711 or call 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
988 has been designated as the three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Crisis Lifeline and increase the accessibility of the Lifeline for individuals beginning July 16, 2022. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.
Resources in Napa County for Children (Website)
Resources in Napa County for Youth and Young Adults (Website)
Suicide Prevention Awareness Events