September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issue.
To bring awareness to suicide prevention, there are two public events scheduled in Sonoma Valley.
Suicide Prevention Training, Free and Open to the Public
Wednesday, September 21
-3:30pm-4:30pm youth organizations
-6pm-7:30pm training & vigil
Sonoma Community Center Hall
To RSVP and for Questions, contact 310-714-2386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free, In Person Screening of the Documentary “The S Word”
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
For more information and mental health resources, please visit the NAMI Sonoma County website.