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Everyone Is Worthy of Mental Health Care. Yes, Even You!

For the longest time, I didn’t think I was worthy of mental health care. My work in community mental health made me painfully aware of how limited the resources were--so many people I knew were struggling to access the services they so desperately needed. Many of my peers were dealing with severe mental health [...]

Love, Loss, and ‘Rising Strong’

September is Suicide Prevention Month. In my circle of work, however, every month is Suicide Prevention Month. Two years ago, during my sophomore year, I lost a peer to suicide—this was not the first death by suicide at my school, and it was unfortunately not the last. Over the past few years, suicide shaped the [...]

ALGEE: A Life-Saving Acronym

I am now a certified youth mental health first aider. Why? Because “you are more likely to encounter someone who is experiencing a behavioral health condition or crisis, than someone who is facing a physical emergency.”((Trying to make mental health first aid as familiar as CPR))This is the foundation of Mental Health First Aid trainings--eight [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:25:56+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Featured Posts, Suicide Prevention|0 Comments

Voices of Creative Advocacy: Kevin Hines

On April 30th, we hosted our kick off to Mental Health Awareness Month event, Creative Advocacy, in San Francisco. We honored five youth and adult advocates for their work to improve the lives of youth with mental health needs. At the event each awardee shared why mental health matters to them with our 220 guests. We'll be [...]

Voices of Creative Advocacy: Chloe Sorensen

On April 30th, we hosted our kick off to Mental Health Awareness Month event, Creative Advocacy, in San Francisco. We honored five youth and adult advocates for their work to improve the lives of youth with mental health needs. At the event each awardee shared why mental health matters to them with our 220 guests. We'll be [...]

Community Voices — Susan Page

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day—A day more people need to know about By Susan Page Susan at a International Survivors of Suicide Event in Santa Rosa Saturday, November 22nd was International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a day on which family and friends of those who have died by suicide can join [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:14+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Suicide Prevention|0 Comments

Community Voices–Kevin Hines, World Renowned Suicide Prevention Activist

‘Good Work...Bad Mental Health Day’ By Kevin Hines My name is Kevin Hines, I am an international speaker, author, and advocate for mental wellness and suicide prevention. Today it seems as though I have been living on the road. As a traveling public speaker and author, I am in one state, two, three cities, or [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:15+00:00 October 10th, 2014|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Suicide Prevention|1 Comment

Kevin Hines’ Story Inspires a Song that Could Save Lives

Intro by Annabelle Gardner, Communications Coordinator Since its construction in 1937, thousands of people have ended their lives by jumping off San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Only 34 have survived the fall. Kevin Hines, our guest blogger today, is one of them. Since his suicide attempt when he was 19 years old, Kevin Hines [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:16+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Community Voices, Featured Posts, Suicide Prevention|0 Comments

The Trevor Project: Whatever It Is, Ask For Help

By: David Bond, Vice President of Programs, and Rachel Lichtman, Communications Manager- The Trevor Project Suicide is not an easy topic to talk about. It’s one of those things that rarely comes up in conversation, and carries a weight that doesn’t lend itself easily to casual check-ins with friends and family. Still, we know it’s out [...]

What Can You Do this Month that Could Save a Life?

Get involved this September--National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month By Annabelle Gardner, Communications Coordinator Millions of young people deal with a mental illness every day. With so many people affected, you’d think talking about this issue would be easy. Tragically, the opposite tends to be true. Stigma towards mental illness frequently leaves young people feeling [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:26:16+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Featured Posts, Suicide Prevention|0 Comments