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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

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01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
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01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
Sep 27 all-day

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SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
September 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority, NIMH livestream event
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

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Fact Sheets and Data

Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

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Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

Warmline – FSP – Fireside Project – Psychedelic Peer Support Line – Thursdays through Sundays & Monday @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

Psychedelic Peer Support Line – 623-473-7433

Thursdays through Sundays 3:00 PM to 3:00 AM PST

Mondays 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST

If you are looking for free, confidential peer support during or after a psychedelic experience, please contact Fireside Project by calling or texting 6-2FIRESIDE (623-473-4733).

The Fireside Project’s Psychedelic Peer Support Line offers free, confidential peer support by phone and text message to people during and after their psychedelic experiences.

 

Warmline – GPR – Gainesville Peer Respite – (352) 278-0529 – Weekdays and Weekends
Sep 27 all-day

 

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Gainesville Peer Respite, Inc.

Peer-Supported Warmline

Call (352) 278-0529

Accepting nationwide calls on a peer-supported warmline

(Overnight respite stays are provided to Alachua County residents only)

You can always reach us by calling our warmline at (352) 559-4559.

A warm-line offers callers an opportunity to speak confidentially with a peer specialist about current struggles.  Warmlines are not hotlines in that a warmline may not be answered right away, but if you leave us a voicemail, we will return your call as soon as we can.

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
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THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Warmline – MHAW – Association for Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Line – (631) 471-7242 ext 1217 – Weekdays – 6am-2pm (PST) @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day
Warmline – OCNY – Otsego County New York Warmline – (800) 377-3281 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
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Warmline - OCNY - Otsego County New York Warmline - (800) 377-3281 - Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone

 

Otsego County New York Regional Warm Line

The local telephone number is: 607 433-0661 and our 800 number is: 1 800 377-3281

Our hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:30 pm

Warmline – SFSP – San Francisco Suicide Prevention – Drug and Relapse Prevention Lines – 415-367-3400 & 415 /834-1144 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

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Drug & Relapse Lines

Drug Line

415 /362-3400

Relapse Line

415 /834-1144

Because substance abuse and addiction is so closely intertwined with suicide and emotional pain, San Francisco Suicide Prevention established these two programs to assist people who were struggling with substance related issues as well as their friends and families.  The Drug Line and Relapse Line provide referrals to specialized treatment programs, crisis intervention, information on addictions and recovery, and emotional support along the recovery continuum.

 

San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s Telephone Hotlines

Crisis Line:

415/781-0500 in San Francisco, CA
800/273- TALK (8255) outside of San Francisco

Could you benefit from some emotional support? Are you having thoughts of suicide? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to listen and help you sort things out. You do not need to be suicidal to speak with us.

Drug Line:

415/362-3400

Do you feel you want to reduce your drug and alcohol use? Do you need to enroll in a DUI program? Want to find the nearest needle exchange program? We take a harm reduction approach to substance use. We are available to explore your options with you 24 hours a day.

Relapse Line:

415/834-1144

Are you considering relapsing? Have you already relapsed? We’re here to provide you with emotional support during this challenging time 24 hours a day.

AIDS/HIV Nightline:

415/434-AIDS (2437) or
800/273-AIDS (2437)

“I just tested HIV+, now what?”  “Am I at risk for HIV?”  “Where can I get tested?” If you need to talk about HIV, we are always here for you. Compassionate and informed volunteers can take your call, day or night.

TTY:

415/227-0245

Are you hearing impaired or hard of hearing? We’re here for you 24/7 and can offer you the same competent services that we offer on the crisis line.

Email us for information or speakers

Do you need information about suicide prevention or a speaker for your organization? Has your company, school or agency experienced a suicide of a colleague?  Or perhaps you just need information about the agency?  Please email our general information email and we will respond within a few days.

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Crisis Text Line

  • 24/7 Confidential Support, Text MYLIFE to 741741

 

Warmline – TAPS – The Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors – Military Survivor Helpline 800-959-TAPS (8277) – Grief Counseling @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

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SUPPORT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Military Survivor Helpline

 

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Individual grief counseling is important to many survivors in our grief journeys. The opportunity to sit one-on-one with a skilled therapist who understands grief and trauma can help you work through some of the hardest parts of your loss. Finding the right fit is important, and we can help. The right grief counselor can help you discover strengths, develop your own coping skills, and help you work through questions, changes in relationships, and secondary losses.

We rely on a large network of strong community partners, and we are confident we can connect you with resources specific to your needs. Each resource has been verified and actively supports the TAPS mission. We do careful research and compile resources with love and care.

Call our military survivor helpline

800-959-TAPS (8277)

or

email info@taps.org

to be connected with grief and trauma resources.

 

 

Warmlines – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Sep 27 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

Warmline – PRPSN – Project Return Peer Support Network for Veterans – (888) 448-9777 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Project Return Peer Support Network

https://www.prpsn.org

Now accepting calls nationwide

Warmline hours

Weekdays and Weekends – 7 days a week

5-10pm PST

Call (888) 448-9777 for English / Ingles

Call (888) 448-4055 para Spanish / Espanol

About PRPSN

The Friendship Line, now known as the Warm Line, received its first call in 1999. The purpose of the line was to share experiences, rather than deal with crises. It continues to operate 365 days a year and is staffed entirely by consumers who provide and listening ears to callers during the hours when the services they rely on for help are closed.

Hacienda of Hope opened its doors in 2014 as one the first Peer-Run Respite Care Homes in Los Angeles County. Funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Hacienda of Hope serves guests eighteen years and older who are in psychiatric distress but not a danger to self or others. During their temporary stay guests receive support with activities of daily living, attend peer-run support groups, participate in extracurricular and recreational activities and are linked to outside services and natural community supports.

In 2015 PRPSN was recognized by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as its own legal entity and expanded its breadth and depth as a contract provider to include: step-down, Peer support/peer counseling/peer mentoring services, alternative crisis support, bridging and support services, workforce training and development, wellness centers/client run centers, and innovation services.

Sep
28
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01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
Sep 28 all-day

Suicide Talk Line Number

 

SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT NOW- FREE

Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

Toolkit Elements

Fact Sheets and Data

Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

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Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

Warmline – GPR – Gainesville Peer Respite – (352) 278-0529 – Weekdays and Weekends
Sep 28 all-day

 

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Gainesville Peer Respite, Inc.

Peer-Supported Warmline

Call (352) 278-0529

Accepting nationwide calls on a peer-supported warmline

(Overnight respite stays are provided to Alachua County residents only)

You can always reach us by calling our warmline at (352) 559-4559.

A warm-line offers callers an opportunity to speak confidentially with a peer specialist about current struggles.  Warmlines are not hotlines in that a warmline may not be answered right away, but if you leave us a voicemail, we will return your call as soon as we can.

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Warmline – MHAW – Association for Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Line – (631) 471-7242 ext 1217 – Weekdays – 6am-2pm (PST) @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day
Warmline – OCNY – Otsego County New York Warmline – (800) 377-3281 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day
Warmline - OCNY - Otsego County New York Warmline - (800) 377-3281 - Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone

 

Otsego County New York Regional Warm Line

The local telephone number is: 607 433-0661 and our 800 number is: 1 800 377-3281

Our hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:30 pm

Warmline – SFSP – San Francisco Suicide Prevention – Drug and Relapse Prevention Lines – 415-367-3400 & 415 /834-1144 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

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Drug & Relapse Lines

Drug Line

415 /362-3400

Relapse Line

415 /834-1144

Because substance abuse and addiction is so closely intertwined with suicide and emotional pain, San Francisco Suicide Prevention established these two programs to assist people who were struggling with substance related issues as well as their friends and families.  The Drug Line and Relapse Line provide referrals to specialized treatment programs, crisis intervention, information on addictions and recovery, and emotional support along the recovery continuum.

 

San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s Telephone Hotlines

Crisis Line:

415/781-0500 in San Francisco, CA
800/273- TALK (8255) outside of San Francisco

Could you benefit from some emotional support? Are you having thoughts of suicide? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to listen and help you sort things out. You do not need to be suicidal to speak with us.

Drug Line:

415/362-3400

Do you feel you want to reduce your drug and alcohol use? Do you need to enroll in a DUI program? Want to find the nearest needle exchange program? We take a harm reduction approach to substance use. We are available to explore your options with you 24 hours a day.

Relapse Line:

415/834-1144

Are you considering relapsing? Have you already relapsed? We’re here to provide you with emotional support during this challenging time 24 hours a day.

AIDS/HIV Nightline:

415/434-AIDS (2437) or
800/273-AIDS (2437)

“I just tested HIV+, now what?”  “Am I at risk for HIV?”  “Where can I get tested?” If you need to talk about HIV, we are always here for you. Compassionate and informed volunteers can take your call, day or night.

TTY:

415/227-0245

Are you hearing impaired or hard of hearing? We’re here for you 24/7 and can offer you the same competent services that we offer on the crisis line.

Email us for information or speakers

Do you need information about suicide prevention or a speaker for your organization? Has your company, school or agency experienced a suicide of a colleague?  Or perhaps you just need information about the agency?  Please email our general information email and we will respond within a few days.

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CHAT HOURS 24/7

Crisis Text Line

  • 24/7 Confidential Support, Text MYLIFE to 741741

 

Warmline – TAPS – The Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors – Military Survivor Helpline 800-959-TAPS (8277) – Grief Counseling @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

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Military Survivor Helpline

 

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Individual grief counseling is important to many survivors in our grief journeys. The opportunity to sit one-on-one with a skilled therapist who understands grief and trauma can help you work through some of the hardest parts of your loss. Finding the right fit is important, and we can help. The right grief counselor can help you discover strengths, develop your own coping skills, and help you work through questions, changes in relationships, and secondary losses.

We rely on a large network of strong community partners, and we are confident we can connect you with resources specific to your needs. Each resource has been verified and actively supports the TAPS mission. We do careful research and compile resources with love and care.

Call our military survivor helpline

800-959-TAPS (8277)

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email info@taps.org

to be connected with grief and trauma resources.

 

 

Warmlines – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Sep 28 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Chatline – AS – Autism Speaks – ART – Autism Response Team – Live Chat Line – English and Spanish – 6am to 4pm PST – Weekdays @ Chatline
Sep 28 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autism Response Team (ART)

Live Chat Line

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (ET)

The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

How to contact ART

Live chat is available between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET.

Call our toll-free number or send us an email – we’re available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in all time zones.

Your call will be routed to the team member for your region. We also have a dedicated Spanish language toll-free number.

1-888-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762)
En Español: 1-888-772-9050
help@autismspeaks.org

Who can call?

We are happy to talk with people with autism, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, social workers, and everyone in between.

Even if you have no connection to autism but have a question, please feel free to reach out. We assist people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults with autism.

What do you provide?

The Autism Response Team can answer your questions, connect you with tools and resources, and help you find autism services and supports in your community.

We are not a direct service provider, so we don’t make appointments or direct referrals. However, our team will provide you with support, encouragement, and assistance with locating autism service providers in your community.

The Autism Response Team can help you learn more about:

  • Where to get a diagnosis
  • Schools and special education
  • Advocacy and support
  • Adult services – including post-secondary programs and employment
  • Inclusion and community activities
  • And much more!

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services.  Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community.  The information provided in this email is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals.  Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties.  You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 9am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Warmline – AS – Autism Speaks – ART – Autism Response Team – Toll Free Information Line 1-888-288-4762 = 1-888-AUTISM2 – Español: 1-888-772-9050 – 9am-5pm – Weekdays @ Phone
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Autism Response Team (ART)

Toll Free Information Line

Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm (all time zones)

The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

How to contact ART

Call our toll-free number or send us an email – we’re available Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm in all time zones. Live chat is also available between 6am-4pm PST.

Your call will be routed to the team member for your region. We also have a dedicated Spanish language toll-free number.

1-888-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762)
En Español: 1-888-772-9050
help@autismspeaks.org

Who can call?

We are happy to talk with people with autism, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, social workers, and everyone in between.

Even if you have no connection to autism but have a question, please feel free to reach out. We assist people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults with autism.

What do you provide?

The Autism Response Team can answer your questions, connect you with tools and resources, and help you find autism services and supports in your community.

We are not a direct service provider, so we don’t make appointments or direct referrals. However, our team will provide you with support, encouragement, and assistance with locating autism service providers in your community.

The Autism Response Team can help you learn more about:

  • Where to get a diagnosis
  • Schools and special education
  • Advocacy and support
  • Adult services – including post-secondary programs and employment
  • Inclusion and community activities
  • And much more!

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services.  Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community.  The information provided in this email is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals.  Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties.  You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

Warmline – PRPSN – Project Return Peer Support Network for Veterans – (888) 448-9777 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Project Return Peer Support Network

https://www.prpsn.org

Now accepting calls nationwide

Warmline hours

Weekdays and Weekends – 7 days a week

5-10pm PST

Call (888) 448-9777 for English / Ingles

Call (888) 448-4055 para Spanish / Espanol

About PRPSN

The Friendship Line, now known as the Warm Line, received its first call in 1999. The purpose of the line was to share experiences, rather than deal with crises. It continues to operate 365 days a year and is staffed entirely by consumers who provide and listening ears to callers during the hours when the services they rely on for help are closed.

Hacienda of Hope opened its doors in 2014 as one the first Peer-Run Respite Care Homes in Los Angeles County. Funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Hacienda of Hope serves guests eighteen years and older who are in psychiatric distress but not a danger to self or others. During their temporary stay guests receive support with activities of daily living, attend peer-run support groups, participate in extracurricular and recreational activities and are linked to outside services and natural community supports.

In 2015 PRPSN was recognized by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as its own legal entity and expanded its breadth and depth as a contract provider to include: step-down, Peer support/peer counseling/peer mentoring services, alternative crisis support, bridging and support services, workforce training and development, wellness centers/client run centers, and innovation services.

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29
Wed
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
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01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

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SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
September 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority, NIMH livestream event
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

Toolkit Elements

Fact Sheets and Data

Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

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Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

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Gainesville Peer Respite, Inc.

Peer-Supported Warmline

Call (352) 278-0529

Accepting nationwide calls on a peer-supported warmline

(Overnight respite stays are provided to Alachua County residents only)

You can always reach us by calling our warmline at (352) 559-4559.

A warm-line offers callers an opportunity to speak confidentially with a peer specialist about current struggles.  Warmlines are not hotlines in that a warmline may not be answered right away, but if you leave us a voicemail, we will return your call as soon as we can.

 

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THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Warmline – MHAW – Association for Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Line – (631) 471-7242 ext 1217 – Weekdays – 6am-2pm (PST) @ Phone
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Warmline – OCNY – Otsego County New York Warmline – (800) 377-3281 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
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Otsego County New York Regional Warm Line

The local telephone number is: 607 433-0661 and our 800 number is: 1 800 377-3281

Our hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:30 pm

Warmline – SFSP – San Francisco Suicide Prevention – Drug and Relapse Prevention Lines – 415-367-3400 & 415 /834-1144 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
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Drug & Relapse Lines

Drug Line

415 /362-3400

Relapse Line

415 /834-1144

Because substance abuse and addiction is so closely intertwined with suicide and emotional pain, San Francisco Suicide Prevention established these two programs to assist people who were struggling with substance related issues as well as their friends and families.  The Drug Line and Relapse Line provide referrals to specialized treatment programs, crisis intervention, information on addictions and recovery, and emotional support along the recovery continuum.

 

San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s Telephone Hotlines

Crisis Line:

415/781-0500 in San Francisco, CA
800/273- TALK (8255) outside of San Francisco

Could you benefit from some emotional support? Are you having thoughts of suicide? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to listen and help you sort things out. You do not need to be suicidal to speak with us.

Drug Line:

415/362-3400

Do you feel you want to reduce your drug and alcohol use? Do you need to enroll in a DUI program? Want to find the nearest needle exchange program? We take a harm reduction approach to substance use. We are available to explore your options with you 24 hours a day.

Relapse Line:

415/834-1144

Are you considering relapsing? Have you already relapsed? We’re here to provide you with emotional support during this challenging time 24 hours a day.

AIDS/HIV Nightline:

415/434-AIDS (2437) or
800/273-AIDS (2437)

“I just tested HIV+, now what?”  “Am I at risk for HIV?”  “Where can I get tested?” If you need to talk about HIV, we are always here for you. Compassionate and informed volunteers can take your call, day or night.

TTY:

415/227-0245

Are you hearing impaired or hard of hearing? We’re here for you 24/7 and can offer you the same competent services that we offer on the crisis line.

Email us for information or speakers

Do you need information about suicide prevention or a speaker for your organization? Has your company, school or agency experienced a suicide of a colleague?  Or perhaps you just need information about the agency?  Please email our general information email and we will respond within a few days.

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CHAT HOURS 24/7

Crisis Text Line

  • 24/7 Confidential Support, Text MYLIFE to 741741

 

Warmline – TAPS – The Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors – Military Survivor Helpline 800-959-TAPS (8277) – Grief Counseling @ Phone
Sep 29 all-day

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SUPPORT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Military Survivor Helpline

 

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Individual grief counseling is important to many survivors in our grief journeys. The opportunity to sit one-on-one with a skilled therapist who understands grief and trauma can help you work through some of the hardest parts of your loss. Finding the right fit is important, and we can help. The right grief counselor can help you discover strengths, develop your own coping skills, and help you work through questions, changes in relationships, and secondary losses.

We rely on a large network of strong community partners, and we are confident we can connect you with resources specific to your needs. Each resource has been verified and actively supports the TAPS mission. We do careful research and compile resources with love and care.

Call our military survivor helpline

800-959-TAPS (8277)

or

email info@taps.org

to be connected with grief and trauma resources.

 

 

Warmlines – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 29 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Sep 29 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Chatline – AS – Autism Speaks – ART – Autism Response Team – Live Chat Line – English and Spanish – 6am to 4pm PST – Weekdays @ Chatline
Sep 29 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autism Response Team (ART)

Live Chat Line

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (ET)

The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

How to contact ART

Live chat is available between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET.

Call our toll-free number or send us an email – we’re available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in all time zones.

Your call will be routed to the team member for your region. We also have a dedicated Spanish language toll-free number.

1-888-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762)
En Español: 1-888-772-9050
help@autismspeaks.org

Who can call?

We are happy to talk with people with autism, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, social workers, and everyone in between.

Even if you have no connection to autism but have a question, please feel free to reach out. We assist people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults with autism.

What do you provide?

The Autism Response Team can answer your questions, connect you with tools and resources, and help you find autism services and supports in your community.

We are not a direct service provider, so we don’t make appointments or direct referrals. However, our team will provide you with support, encouragement, and assistance with locating autism service providers in your community.

The Autism Response Team can help you learn more about:

  • Where to get a diagnosis
  • Schools and special education
  • Advocacy and support
  • Adult services – including post-secondary programs and employment
  • Inclusion and community activities
  • And much more!

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services.  Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community.  The information provided in this email is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals.  Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties.  You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Warmline - LFL - Lines for Life - BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 9am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Warmline – AS – Autism Speaks – ART – Autism Response Team – Toll Free Information Line 1-888-288-4762 = 1-888-AUTISM2 – Español: 1-888-772-9050 – 9am-5pm – Weekdays @ Phone
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Autism Response Team (ART)

Toll Free Information Line

Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm (all time zones)

The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

How to contact ART

Call our toll-free number or send us an email – we’re available Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm in all time zones. Live chat is also available between 6am-4pm PST.

Your call will be routed to the team member for your region. We also have a dedicated Spanish language toll-free number.

1-888-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762)
En Español: 1-888-772-9050
help@autismspeaks.org

Who can call?

We are happy to talk with people with autism, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, social workers, and everyone in between.

Even if you have no connection to autism but have a question, please feel free to reach out. We assist people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults with autism.

What do you provide?

The Autism Response Team can answer your questions, connect you with tools and resources, and help you find autism services and supports in your community.

We are not a direct service provider, so we don’t make appointments or direct referrals. However, our team will provide you with support, encouragement, and assistance with locating autism service providers in your community.

The Autism Response Team can help you learn more about:

  • Where to get a diagnosis
  • Schools and special education
  • Advocacy and support
  • Adult services – including post-secondary programs and employment
  • Inclusion and community activities
  • And much more!

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services.  Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community.  The information provided in this email is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals.  Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties.  You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

Warmline – PRPSN – Project Return Peer Support Network for Veterans – (888) 448-9777 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Project Return Peer Support Network

https://www.prpsn.org

Now accepting calls nationwide

Warmline hours

Weekdays and Weekends – 7 days a week

5-10pm PST

Call (888) 448-9777 for English / Ingles

Call (888) 448-4055 para Spanish / Espanol

About PRPSN

The Friendship Line, now known as the Warm Line, received its first call in 1999. The purpose of the line was to share experiences, rather than deal with crises. It continues to operate 365 days a year and is staffed entirely by consumers who provide and listening ears to callers during the hours when the services they rely on for help are closed.

Hacienda of Hope opened its doors in 2014 as one the first Peer-Run Respite Care Homes in Los Angeles County. Funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Hacienda of Hope serves guests eighteen years and older who are in psychiatric distress but not a danger to self or others. During their temporary stay guests receive support with activities of daily living, attend peer-run support groups, participate in extracurricular and recreational activities and are linked to outside services and natural community supports.

In 2015 PRPSN was recognized by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as its own legal entity and expanded its breadth and depth as a contract provider to include: step-down, Peer support/peer counseling/peer mentoring services, alternative crisis support, bridging and support services, workforce training and development, wellness centers/client run centers, and innovation services.

Sep
30
Thu
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
Sep 30 all-day

Suicide Talk Line Number

 

SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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CLICK HERE FOR THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

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REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT NOW- FREE

Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
September 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority, NIMH livestream event
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

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Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

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Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

Warmline – FSP – Fireside Project – Psychedelic Peer Support Line – Thursdays through Sundays & Monday @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

Psychedelic Peer Support Line – 623-473-7433

Thursdays through Sundays 3:00 PM to 3:00 AM PST

Mondays 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST

If you are looking for free, confidential peer support during or after a psychedelic experience, please contact Fireside Project by calling or texting 6-2FIRESIDE (623-473-4733).

The Fireside Project’s Psychedelic Peer Support Line offers free, confidential peer support by phone and text message to people during and after their psychedelic experiences.

 

Warmline – GPR – Gainesville Peer Respite – (352) 278-0529 – Weekdays and Weekends
Sep 30 all-day

 

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Gainesville Peer Respite, Inc.

Peer-Supported Warmline

Call (352) 278-0529

Accepting nationwide calls on a peer-supported warmline

(Overnight respite stays are provided to Alachua County residents only)

You can always reach us by calling our warmline at (352) 559-4559.

A warm-line offers callers an opportunity to speak confidentially with a peer specialist about current struggles.  Warmlines are not hotlines in that a warmline may not be answered right away, but if you leave us a voicemail, we will return your call as soon as we can.

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Warmline – MHAW – Association for Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Line – (631) 471-7242 ext 1217 – Weekdays – 6am-2pm (PST) @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day
Warmline – OCNY – Otsego County New York Warmline – (800) 377-3281 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day
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Otsego County New York Regional Warm Line

The local telephone number is: 607 433-0661 and our 800 number is: 1 800 377-3281

Our hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:30 pm

Warmline – SFSP – San Francisco Suicide Prevention – Drug and Relapse Prevention Lines – 415-367-3400 & 415 /834-1144 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

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Drug & Relapse Lines

Drug Line

415 /362-3400

Relapse Line

415 /834-1144

Because substance abuse and addiction is so closely intertwined with suicide and emotional pain, San Francisco Suicide Prevention established these two programs to assist people who were struggling with substance related issues as well as their friends and families.  The Drug Line and Relapse Line provide referrals to specialized treatment programs, crisis intervention, information on addictions and recovery, and emotional support along the recovery continuum.

 

San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s Telephone Hotlines

Crisis Line:

415/781-0500 in San Francisco, CA
800/273- TALK (8255) outside of San Francisco

Could you benefit from some emotional support? Are you having thoughts of suicide? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to listen and help you sort things out. You do not need to be suicidal to speak with us.

Drug Line:

415/362-3400

Do you feel you want to reduce your drug and alcohol use? Do you need to enroll in a DUI program? Want to find the nearest needle exchange program? We take a harm reduction approach to substance use. We are available to explore your options with you 24 hours a day.

Relapse Line:

415/834-1144

Are you considering relapsing? Have you already relapsed? We’re here to provide you with emotional support during this challenging time 24 hours a day.

AIDS/HIV Nightline:

415/434-AIDS (2437) or
800/273-AIDS (2437)

“I just tested HIV+, now what?”  “Am I at risk for HIV?”  “Where can I get tested?” If you need to talk about HIV, we are always here for you. Compassionate and informed volunteers can take your call, day or night.

TTY:

415/227-0245

Are you hearing impaired or hard of hearing? We’re here for you 24/7 and can offer you the same competent services that we offer on the crisis line.

Email us for information or speakers

Do you need information about suicide prevention or a speaker for your organization? Has your company, school or agency experienced a suicide of a colleague?  Or perhaps you just need information about the agency?  Please email our general information email and we will respond within a few days.

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Crisis Text Line

  • 24/7 Confidential Support, Text MYLIFE to 741741

 

Warmline – TAPS – The Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors – Military Survivor Helpline 800-959-TAPS (8277) – Grief Counseling @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

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Military Survivor Helpline

 

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Individual grief counseling is important to many survivors in our grief journeys. The opportunity to sit one-on-one with a skilled therapist who understands grief and trauma can help you work through some of the hardest parts of your loss. Finding the right fit is important, and we can help. The right grief counselor can help you discover strengths, develop your own coping skills, and help you work through questions, changes in relationships, and secondary losses.

We rely on a large network of strong community partners, and we are confident we can connect you with resources specific to your needs. Each resource has been verified and actively supports the TAPS mission. We do careful research and compile resources with love and care.

Call our military survivor helpline

800-959-TAPS (8277)

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email info@taps.org

to be connected with grief and trauma resources.

 

 

Warmlines – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Sep 30 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Chatline – AS – Autism Speaks – ART – Autism Response Team – Live Chat Line – English and Spanish – 6am to 4pm PST – Weekdays @ Chatline
Sep 30 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autism Response Team (ART)

Live Chat Line

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (ET)

The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

How to contact ART

Live chat is available between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET.

Call our toll-free number or send us an email – we’re available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in all time zones.

Your call will be routed to the team member for your region. We also have a dedicated Spanish language t