Contra Costa Today Ep 009: Vanessa Perry Talks Suicide Prevention

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On this episode, I speak with Vanessa Perry of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. The discussion focuses on suicide prevention, work being done, raising awareness.

If you need help, give the Contra Costa Crisis Center suicide prevention hotline a call at 1-800-833-2900.

  • 01:10 – Suicide Prevention Service available to the community. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • 02:15 – Struggle with suicide? Is it depression, needing someone to talk to? Myths?
  • 03:10 – How did you get into suicide prevention? Finding your passion?
  • 04:45 – Breaking the silence/stigma. It’s okay to talk about it, asking for help.
  • 05:30 – How to ask for help?
  • 07:10 – Safe reporting in the media?
  • 09:20 – Role of bullying with suicide
  • 10:55 – SAFETalk Training, warning signs of suicide
  • 12:30 – Services in East Contra Costa County… is more needed?
  • 14:05 – What is being done to raise awareness to increase suicide prevention?
  • 15:50 – During Out of the Darkness Walk, what is it like to share stories? The impact? 17:29 – What is next to raise awareness? Bring a support group to East County?
  • 18:14 – Out of the Darkness Walk link now live, people can sign up, donate.
  • 18:45 – Interactions with schools and suicide prevention outreach
  • 21:40 – Information on Oakley Out of Darkness on Oct. 13, 2018.
  • 23:25 – closing

For more information, visit the https://afsp.org/chapter/afsp-greater…

Contra Costa County Resource Guide: http://www.crisis-center.org/wp-conte…


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