Suicide Prevention Awareness & Action Month Events

Project Safety Net Suicide Prevention Awareness & Action Month- September 2017
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week (September 10-16, 2017)
Schedule of Community Events

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness and Action Month at Project Safety Net. Please join us for the following events:

  • Monday, September 11
    Palo Alto City Council Proclamation Presentation of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week
    6:00 pm (approximate)
    City Council Chambers
    250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
    Please join us for a brief presentation by the City of Palo Alto to commemorate National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.
    RSVP to psnpaloalto@gmail.com
  • Tuesday, September 12
    Workshop: suicide to Hope
    8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Santa Clara County Suicide Prevention Program
    The goal of the suicide to Hope workshop is to encourage and enable participants to apply a recovery and growth oriented approach to working with persons previously at risk and currently safe from suicide. Successful completion of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is required to participate. This workshop is currently full, but will be offered again on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
    Register: http://bit.ly/suicide2hope
  • Wednesday, September 13
    Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid
    8:30 am- 4:30 pm
    Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
    1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance abuse related crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people (ages 12-18). The course introduces mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Space is limited, so please register today!
    Register here: http://bit.ly/YMHFirstAid
  • Saturday, September 23
    NAMI Silicon Valley Walk
    10:30 am- 1:00 pm
    Check-in begins at 8:30 am
    Arena Green, San Jose
    NAMIWalks Silicon Valley is a community outreach fundraiser to bring awareness, educate and reduce stigma in mental health. Connect with others and join the Project Safety Net Walk Team!
    Register: http://bit.ly/PSN-NAMIWalk2017
  • Saturday, September 23
    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training in partnership with the Palo Alto Community Health Fair
    2:00- 4:00 pm
    Palo Alto City Council Conference Room
    250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
    Enter through King Plaza
    Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) are 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.  Space is limited, so please register today!
    Register: http://bit.ly/QPRWorkshop
  • Wednesday, September 27
    Project Safety Net Community Meeting
    3:30-5:30 pm
    Rinconada Library- Embarcadero Room
    1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto
    RSVP: http://bit.ly/PSNMeeting