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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Here's what you should know

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Week Four (September 20-26) - Focus on Rebuilding

While the pandemic has changed our fabric of life, it has also strengthened our resilience and resolve.  As we re-enter “normal” life – whether it is going back to school, reconnecting with friends, rediscovering favorite places, or reimagining our future, transitions are easier when we navigate them together.  Remember, all of us can play a role in suicide prevention.   

During September, which is National Suicide Prevention Month, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation continues its focus on the wellness needs of our Coachella Valley residents and ways to provide support. 

If you or someone you know is in need of suicide prevention support options, please review the information below. These options provide helpful information on the signs and symptoms of suicide and linkages to supportive services.

Help is available. You do not have to navigate this in isolation.      

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Common-with-Mental-Illness/Risk-of-Suicide
Safehouse of the Desert – What’s Up App:  https://youtu.be/PgMxyYJ-J0s
Up2Riverside.org:  https://up2riverside.org/hotline/
Connect IE:   https://connectie.org/search/text?term=Suicide%20Prevention%20&search_type=program&postal=92240&language=en
RUHS – BH:  https://www.suicideispreventable.org/
RUHS- BH:  Take My Hand Peer Support   https://takemyhand.co/

 ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 

Check out these opportunities to reconnect, re-enter and rebuild for the future (Please click on the links in bold type) : 

Calendar (Discover activities related to National Suicide Prevention Month and National Recovery Month.)

Activity Guide in English and Spanish