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Suicide Prevention Week “Reconnect” Activity Challenge #1

💬 Today marks the official kick-off of the Suicide Prevention Week “Reconnect” Activity Challenge! Today’s challenge is focused on reconnecting and creating a safe space, something everyone can do to play a role in suicide prevention. Take some time today to reach out to someone in your life and create a safe space, letting them know that you are comfortable to talk about anything they need, including suicide. Learn more at suicideispreventable.org/prevention-kit.php.

For full list of free events happening throughout this month in honor of Suicide Prevention Month, visit SMCHealth.org/Suicide-Prevention-Month.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact one of these 24/7 hotlines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350 
Crisis Text Line: Text “Bay” to 741-741


💬 ¡Hoy iniciamos la actividad “Reconectar” de la Semana de prevención del suicidio! El desafío (“challenge”) de hoy se enfoca en reco nectar y en crear un espacio seguro, algo que todos podemos hacer para jugar un papel en la prevención del suicidio. El día de hoy, dedique tiempo para conectarse con alguien vinculado a su vida y crear un espacio seguro, y hacerle saber a esa persona que usted está dispuesto a conversar sobre cualquier cosa que necesite, incluso sobre el suicidio. Obtenga más información en suicideispreventable.org/prevention-kit.php. 

Para conocer una lista completa de los eventos gratuitos de este mes en honor al mes de la prevención del suicidio, visite SMCHealth.org/Suicide-Prevention-Month. 

Si usted o alguien a quien conoce tiene pensamientos suicidas, llame a alguna de estas líneas de ayuda, las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana:
Línea nacional de prevención del suicidio 1-800-273-8255 
Línea directa para crisis de StarVista: 650-579-0350 
Línea de mensajes de texto ante crisis: Envíe “Bay” al 741-741

Happy 2021 Suicide Prevention Month: Reconnect, Reenter, Rebuild!

💚💜 Happy Suicide Prevention Month! SPM is the best time of year to empower the community to prevent suicide! For 2021, San Mateo County, Star Vista and partners are promoting the theme of “Supportive Transitions: Reconnect, Reenter, Rebuild.” Transitions, in any shape or size, can impact our mental health, and major life changes have long been understood to be environmental risk factors for suicide. Positive coping skills, resilience, and connectedness to family, friends, and our community can act as protective factors to help us navigate transitions.

While the pandemic has changed our fabric of life, it has also strengthened our resilience and resolve. As we re-enter life -whether it is going back to school, reconnecting with friends, rediscovering favorite places, or reimaging our future, transitions are easier when we navigate them together.

All of us can play a role in suicide prevention. Together we can reconnect, reenter and rebuild for the future!

What to look forward to this month: Along with a 5-day social media challenge during Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11), we will be hosting free virtual & in-person events throughout the month in honor of suicide prevention. Check out our calendar of events, and register at SMCHealth.org/Suicide-Prevention-Month!

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact one of these 24/7 hotlines: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255  StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350  Crisis Text Line: Text “Bay” to 741-741


💚💜¡Feliz Mes de la prevención del suicidio! ¡El mes de la prevención del suicidio (Suicide Prevention Month) es el mejor momento del año para capacitar a la comunidad acerca de la prevención del suicidio! Para el 2021, el Condado de San Mateo, Star Vista y asociados promocionan el tema “Transiciones de apoyo: reconectar, retomar, reconstruir”. Las transiciones, de cualquier forma o dimensión que sean, pueden afectar nuestra salud mental, y los grandes cambios en nuestra vida se han entendido como factores de riesgo ambientales con relación al suicidio. Las habilidades de afrontamiento positivas, la resiliencia y la conexión con la familia, los amigos y nuestra comunidad, pueden actuar como factores de protección que nos ayudan a atravesar las transiciones.

Si bien la pandemia ha cambiado nuestra estructura de vida, también ha fortalecido nuestra resiliencia y determinación. A medida que retomamos nuestra vida, ya sea volviendo a la escuela, reconectando con amigos, redescubriendo nuestros lugares favoritos o repensando nuestro futuro, las transiciones son más sencillas cuando las atravesamos en compañía.

Qué esperar en este mes: Además del desafío de redes sociales de 5 días durante la Semana de prevención del suicidio (del 5 al 11 de septiembre), presentaremos eventos virtuales y presenciales de manera gratuita durante todo el mes, para honrar el mes de la prevención del suicidio. ¡Eche un vistazo a nuestro calendario de eventos y regístrese en SMCHealth.org/Suicide-Prevention-Month!

Si usted o alguien a quien conoce tiene pensamientos suicidas, llame a alguna de estas líneas de ayuda, las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana: Línea nacional de prevención del suicidio 1-800-273-8255 Línea directa para crisis de StarVista: 650-579-0350 Línea de mensajes de texto ante crisis: Envíe “Bay” al 741-741

Join BHRS’ Specialty Mental Health Private Provider Network

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is actively recruiting individual practitioners to join our Specialty Mental Health Private Provider Network (SPPN). If you’re looking to enhance your private practice and give back to the community, then joining our network is right for you! BHRS provides a broad spectrum of mental health services for children, youth, families, adults and older adults experiencing serious mental health symptoms. Our providers work closely and collaboratively with our BHRS clinics and are considered part of the BHRS treatment team. Reimbursement rates are highly competitive and additional rates for bilingual services are offered.

Qualifications include:

  1. Licensed in California in one of the following: Ph.D., Psy.D., LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC

2.  Medi-Cal enrollment;  required for all providers serving the Medi-Cal population in California. Providers interested in contracting with BHRS must be enrolled or have started the process of enrollment. More information can be found here.

3.  Ability to see clients face to face if requested

4.  Office located within the surrounding counties

5.  Minimum of five openings for new referrals to start

Providers with the following experience, certifications, and/or specialties are strongly encouraged to apply:

1.   Experience working with the MediCal population and MediCal documentation standards

2.  DBT certification or specialty

3.  Eating disorder specialty

4.  EMDR certification

If you have a passion for working with the Specialty Mental Health population and would like to learn more about joining our network, please visit our webpage or contact the Laura Jacobo Smith, LMFT, BHRS Provider Relations Coordinator by calling 650-573-3476 or email: ljsmith@smcgov.org

💚 Happy 1st Day of 2021 Mental Health Month!

Each year, San Mateo County joins our state and country in celebrating Mental Health Month (MHM) in May. MHM is one of the best times of the year to increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health and substance use conditions.

This year’s theme, aligned with the statewide theme, is #HopeForChange. The past year has undoubtedly brought unanticipated changes for us as individuals, families, and communities–leaving us to face these challenges and transform. Change is not always planned. Growth can be powerful and empowering. It can also be uncomfortable. #HopeForChange reminds us to spread and rely on the hope that carried us through a year of change.
Despite everything that makes us different and unique, we would like to take this opportunity to unify our San Mateo County community around mental wellness and recovery.
For more info about MHM and our free virtual events, visit SMCHealth.org/MHM.

#HopeForChange

COMMUNITY TECH CAFÈ

Painted Brain, in collaboration with San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, is offering:

Community Tech Café
March 11th: How to Download an App (Application)
March 18th: How to Set-Up a Gmail Account
March 25th: Zoom Teleconferencing Basics

From 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
To Join, Click Link Below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvd-mqqzIvG9IvvvNv3kIy-WzlKBQshbIx

Painted Brain’s Community Tech Café celebrates innovation, creativity, and the know-how of today’s most important uses of technology to stay connected with work, family and friends.

Digital Literacy for peer & Family Partners

Painted Brain, in collaboration with San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, is offering:

Digital Health Literacy Training and Technical Support
Wednesday, March 17th, 24th, & Monday, March 29th
From 2:00PM to 5:00PM
To Join, Click the Link Below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83879428288?pwd=KzJIN3A3dkZidWJBcDNNK1NkOUpEQT09


Training topics will include: Introduction to Digital Peer Navigation/ Smartphones; Email Set-up and Maintenance; Online Security and Privacy; and Telehealth.

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