Are you connected to someone else?
Pain Isn't Always Obvious. By recognizing the warning signs of suicide, knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference - the power to save a life.
Warning Signs to look for:
- Talk about wanting to die or suicide
- Feeling hopeless, desperate, trapped
- Giving away possessions
- Putting affairs in order
- Reckless behaviour
- Increased drug or alcohol use
- Anxiety or agitation
- Changes in Sleep
- Sudden Mood Changes
- No sense of purpose
If you are concerned about someone, reach out and ask: "Are you thinking about suicide?"
If you think the person is suicidal, take it seriously. Don't leave them alone. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (TALK) at any time for assistance or call 911 for life-threathing emergencies.
Visit www.suicideispreventable.org to learn if someone you know might be at risk.
Support For Family and Friends
St. Paul's Church, Guild Room,
120 N. Hall St., Visalia, CA
1st Monday of the month
General Membership Meeting: at 5:45 p.m. and Support Group at 7:00pm
Support For Individuals With Mental Illness
NAMI Connections; Every Thursday at 3:00pm at TLC, 546 E. Tulare Ave. Visalia, CA
Look for the Wellness and Recovery Sign.
This confidential group is led by peers living well in recovery.
This is a free twelve-week education course on the topic of wellness and recovery for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness. The course is taught by two trained [more]
This free ten week education course provides a full approach to recovery for people with mental illness who are interested in achieving and maintaining wellness. [more]
A panel presentation providing a summary of mental illness in children and adolescents and a discussion of the issues these disorders raise for parents and teachers. [more]
This is a 50-minute program designed for high school audiences and is typically presented in the freshman/sophomore health classes during the mental health portion of the curriculum. [more]
*Also Available in Spanish