You are not alone. If you or someone you love is in crisis, please reach out for help. If this is a true emergency, please dial 911. If you are struggling, please Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454 (Español). Calaveras County also has a 24/7 Crisis Hotline. Please call: (209) 754-3239 OR 800-499-3030.You may also text: ANSWER to 839863. Texts are answered 24/7, by a trained crisis volunteer, at the Crisis Call Center.
Are you, a friend, or loved one suicidal? Here are some warning signs: Visit the Know the Signs website for more information: www.suicideispreventable.org.
- Threatening to hurt or kill oneself
- Seeking access to means
- Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
- Feeling trapped, hopeless, worthless or desperate
- Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities
- Giving away possessions
- Increasing alcohol or drug use
- Withdrawing from family, friends or society
How you can help:
- Let the person know you are concerned and willing to help
- Express empathy for what the person is going through
- Listen non-judgmentally
Calaveras County offers Suicide Prevention training programs to the community, free of charge:
- QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer is a 1-hr Gatekeeper Training, to help people recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer resources and ask someone if they are thinking of suicide.
For more information on suicide prevention, please visit the following links: