Suicide is preventable. Help is available. The following Counties have valuable resources for anyone considering suicide or facing a mental health crisis.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- San Francisco County
- San Mateo County
StarVista’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350
Online Youth Support: www.onyourmind.net
Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741741
Additional resources: www.smchealth.org/SuicidePrevention
- Santa Clara County
The factors contributing to suicide and its prevention are complex and not fully understood, but there is evidence that the media can play a significant role. Responsible reporting can educate the public about suicide and encourage those at risk of suicide to seek help.
A group of suicide prevention organizations and health professionals, in collaboration with journalists and news organizations, has developed a set of best practices for reporters covering stories about suicide.
Learn more at www.ReportingOnSuicide.org.