Suicide Prevention

The web sites below are not meant to replace a visit with a health provider, but to provide additional information that you may find helpful.

Finding and maintaining health and life balance is challenging. You have the power to make choices that can either enhance or detract from your general well-being. We are here to help you make the best decisions concerning your physical, social and mental health.

  • IMAlive:  An online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
  • Suicide Is Preventable:  Learn how to recognize the signs and find the words to talk to someone who may be suicidal.
  • North Bay Suicide Prevention:  Sonoma County Department of Health Services - Behavioral Health Division provides resources for people and their loved ones that are experiencing depression and/or thoughts of suicide. The North Bay Suicide Prevention hotline is a toll-free, confidential 24/7 suicide prevention hotline (1-855-587-6373) that will connect you to a trained crisis counselor.
  • The Jed Foundation:  A national organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students.
  • The Trevor Project:  A 24–hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).
  • Self Injury Foundation:  Support and education for self-injury.