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Youth Leaders Share Mental Health Advice to Parents at “What I Wish My Parents Knew” Forum

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, BHRS Office of Diversity & Equity’s Chinese Health Initiative partnered with Belmont, Redwood Shore, San Carlos Chinese Community  (BRSCC), and Star Vista’s Health Ambassador Youth Program to host the “What I Wish My Parents Knew” forum on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

The successful forum was led by San Mateo County youths Xin Xin Cai, Anthony Lee, and Anastasia Yang, with over 50 participants of parents, caregivers, and allies. As a way to ensure this forum was accessible to our communities, it was provided in English with Cantonese and Mandarin interpretation.

Youth leaders addressed mental health questions using their lens of the Chinese-American culture and provided insightful advice to parents and mental health clinicians in the audience. They identified the top reasons for not wanting to share about their mental health were stigma and not wanting to worry their parents. One piece of advice offered to address this challenge was for parents and caregivers to talk to teens about their mental health in ways that support teens as independent individuals such as giving them time and space.

To learn more about the Chinese Health Initiative, visit SMCHealth.org/CHI and follow them on Facebook.

Written by Alyson Suzuki, Chinese Health Initiative Co-Chair and Kayla Tolentino, BHRS’ Office of Diversity & Equity

Take a Be Sensitive, Be Brave Training this Suicide Prevention Month #ShareHopeTogether

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Hello, everyone!

Have you heard of the Be Sensitive, Be Brave Training?  

“Be Sensitive, Be Brave ” is a 2-hour foundational workshop that infuses culture and diversity throughout the mental health or suicide prevention trainings.. This workshop teaches community members to identify warning signs and  and to connect individuals to help. 

We are partnering with the San Mateo County Libraries to offer free trainings throughout this month. Visit SMCHealth.org/BSBB-Schedule to find out when is the next one! 

Events happening this week 

💜 Sun, 9/10 – Compassion & Honesty: Working With Depressed/Suicidal Older Adults While Managing Your Own Feelings – Virtual 

💜 Mon, 9/11 – Be Sensitive, Be Brave Training in Woodside 

💜 Tues, 9/12 – Walk of Hope Recovery Breakfast at County Center, Redwood City 

💜 Wed, 9/13 – Be Sensitive, Be Brave Training in East Palo Alto 

💜 Fri, 9/15 – Let’s Share Hope Together: Screening “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” at San Mateo Main Library, San Mateo 

Attend events, get involved and find support at SMCHealth.org/SPM. 

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, contact our 24/7 CRISIS hotlines:                
Call 650-579-0350 or 988                
Text “Bay” to 741-741 or 988                
Visit SanMateoCrisis.org  

In community,  

Sylvia Tang & Kristie Lui

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2023 Suicide Prevention Month #ShareHopeTogether

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 Hello, everyone!  We are one month away from September Suicide Prevention Month (in addition to Recovery Happens Month)! 

San Mateo County will be joining statewide and nationwide efforts for the following Suicide Prevention Month (SPM) observances. SPM is one of the best times of the year where we can honor those affected by suicide and inspire action to prevent suicide.  

  • Suicide Prevention Month (September) 
  • National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10-16)  
  • World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) 

The 2023 SPM statewide theme is “Share Hope Together”. The act of sharing, whether that be sharing hope, stories, time, resources, or experiences, can serve as a powerful tool in suicide prevention. 

This year, San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services’ Office of Diversity & Equity and San Mateo County Suicide Prevention Committee lead a variety of virtual and in-person events, advocacy days and communication campaign. For the latest updates on free events and resources, you can visit smchealth.org/SPM.  To help spread this message of hope, you can share this flyer and email to your clients/consumers, colleagues, friends, family and community!

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, contact our 24/7 CRISIS hotlines:              
Call 650-579-0350 or 988              
Text “Bay” to 741-741 or 988              
Visit SanMateoCrisis.org 


 ¡Saludos a todos!  

¡Estamos a un mes de Septiembre, Mes de la Prevención del Suicidio (además del Mes de la Recuperación Sucede)!  El Condado de San Mateo se unirá a los esfuerzos estatales y nacionales para los siguientes días de concientización del Mes de la Prevención del Suicidio (MPS). El MPS es uno de los mejores momentos del año en el que podemos honrar a los afectados por el suicidio e inspirar la prevención del suicidio. 

  • Mes de la Prevención del Suicidio (septiembre) 
  • Semana Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio (10 al 16 de septiembre) 
  • Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio (10 de septiembre) 

El lema estatal del Mes de la Prevención del Suicidio de 2023 es “Compartir Esperanza Juntos”. El acto de compartir, ya sea compartiendo esperanza, historias, tiempo, recursos o experiencias, puede servir como una herramienta poderosa en la prevención del suicidio.  Este año, la Oficina de Diversidad y Equidad de los Servicios de la Salud del Comportamiento y Recuperación (BHRS) del Condado de San Mateo, y el Comité de Prevención del Suicidio del Condado de San Mateo organizarán una variedad de eventos virtuales y en persona, días de abogacía, y campañas de comunicación. Para obtener las últimas noticias y detalles sobre eventos y recursos gratuitos, puede visitar el sitio web, smchealth.org/SPM.   

¡Para ayudar a difundirestemensaje de esperanza, puede compartir este volante y correoelectrónico con sus clientes/consumidores, colegas, amigos, familiares y comunidad!

Si usted o alguien que conoce enfrenta retos emocionales o esta atravezando una crisis, contacte nuestras líneas de CRISIS de 24/7:              
Llame al 650-579-0350 o 988              
Envie Texto “Bay” al 741-741 o 988              
Visite SanMateoCrisis.org


 大家好!  
  
距離九月自殺預防月(以及恢復月)還有一個月!  
  
聖馬特奧聖馬刁縣將在接下來的自殺預防月 (SPM) 紀念活動中加入全州和全國的活動。 SPM 是一年中最好的時刻之一,我們可以向那些受自殺影響的人致敬,並激發人們採取行動來預防自殺。   

  • 預防自殺月(九月 
  • 全國預防自殺週( 10 日至 16 日) 
  • 世界預防自殺日( 10 日) 
      

2023SPM全州的主題是一起分享希望。分享的方式,無論是分享希望、故事、時間、資源還是經驗,都可以成為預防自殺的有力工具。     今年,聖馬刁縣行為健康與康復服務多元化與公平辦公室和聖馬刁縣自殺預防委員會領導了各種 虛擬和現場活動、宣傳日和溝通活動。有關免費活動和資源的最新更新,您可以訪問 smchealth.org/SPM
  為了幫助傳播這一希望的信息,您可以將此傳單和電子郵件分享給您的客戶/消費者、同事、朋友、家人和社區 

 如果您或您認識的⼈正在掙扎 或遇到危機,請聯繫我們的 24/7 危機熱線:
電話 650-579-0350 或者 988 (提供中⽂翻譯)
短訊 “Bay” 到 741-741 或者 988 (僅英語和西班⽛語)
查詢網址 SanMateoCrisis.org (僅限英語) 


 大家好!  

距离九月自杀预防月(以及恢复月)还有一个月!  圣马特奥圣马刁县将在接下来的自杀预防月 (SPM) 纪念活动中加入全州和全国的活动。 SPM 是一年中最好的时刻之一,我们可以向那些受自杀影响的人致敬,并激发人们采取行动来预防自杀。  
•              预防自杀月(九月) 
•              全国预防自杀周(9 月 10 日至 16 日) 
•              世界预防自杀日(9 月 10 日)

2023年SPM全州的主题是“一起分享希望”。分享的方式,无论是分享希望、故事、时间、资源还是经验,都可以成为预防自杀的有力工具。   今年,圣马刁县行为健康与康复服务多元化与公平办公室和圣马刁县自杀预防委员会领导了各种 虚拟和现场活动、宣传日和沟通活动。有关免费活动和资源的最新更新,您可以访问 smchealth.org/SPM。 

为了帮助传播这一希望的信息,您可以将此传单和电子邮件分享给您的客户/消费者、同事、朋友、家人和社区! 

如果您或您认识的⼈正在挣扎 或遇到危机,请联系我们的 24/7 危机热线:
电话 650-579-0350 或者 988 (提供中⽂翻译)
短讯 “Bay” 到 741-741 或者 988 (仅英语和西班⽛语)
查询网址 SanMateoCrisis.org (仅限英语) 

Application Now Open for 2023 September Suicide Prevention Month – Deadline 8/16

Hello,

In addition to honoring Recovery Happens Month, San Mateo County will be joining statewide and nationwide efforts for the follow Suicide Prevention (SPM) observances.

Suicide Prevention Month (September)
National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10-16)
World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)

SPM is one of the best times of the year where we can honor those affected by suicide and inspire action to prevent suicide.

The 2023 SPM theme is #ShareHopeTogether. The act of sharing, whether that be sharing hope, stories, time, resources or experiences, can serve as a powerful tool in suicide prevention. San Mateo County’s SPM will feature a variety of virtual and in-person events, advocacy days and a communication campaign. For the latest updates on SPM, visit SMCHealth.org/SPM.

There will be six $200-300 mini-grants to help fund six events or projects that support the previously mentioned theme and are under one of the below four areas to advance community resilience (more details in the application).

Celebrating and Grieving (1 mini-grantee) – September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day
Community Engagement (at least 1 mini-grantee)
Personal Identity (at least 1 mini-grantee)
Learning (at least 1 mini-grantee)

If you would like to apply for above mini-grants, please complete this online form by Wednesday, August 16. If you would like to propose multiple events, please submit a separate application for each mini-grant you are applying for since they would be separate events.

Thank you for all you do to prevent suicide in our community.

Sylvia Tang (she/her)
Co-chair, Suicide Prevention Committee
Office of Diversity and Equity
San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
650-208-5799
STang@smcgov.org

2022 September Suicide Prevention Month

Today is the first day of September Suicide Prevention Month!

For 2022, San Mateo County, StarVista and partners are promoting the statewide theme of “Take Action for Suicide Prevention: Thriving at all Ages.”  To support Thriving At All Ages, Californians are encouraged to take action for suicide prevention by recognizing the importance of strengthening resiliency, protective factors, and physical and emotional wellness throughout the lifespan and at difference life stages. To learn more about the statewide theme, please visit SuicideisPreventable.org

Each year, San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services’ Office of Diversity & Equity, StarVista, and Suicide Prevention Committee (SPC) promote free events throughout the month of September to promote Suicide Prevention Month. All events are free and open to the public. This year events will be in-person and/or virtual.  For full list of events and other ways to support suicide prevention throughout the month, visit SMCHealth.org/Suicide-Prevention-Month

Please show your support at your next virtual meeting with one of our 2022 Suicide Prevention Month virtual backgrounds (Download them at this webpage).  

2021 September Suicide Prevention Month | #Reconnect | Thank You, Highlights and Next Steps

The San Mateo County Suicide Prevention Committee and the BHRS Office of Diversity and Equity thanks you for supporting Suicide Prevention Month!

Some highlights throughout the month include:

– 15 events targeted for various interests, age groups and languages (English and Spanish). Big thank you to the many community partners who hosted these great events
– 350+ estimated to have attended or viewed the recording for the 15 SPM events
– 38,400+ views across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and blog social media posts

Next steps:

– Missed some of events? You can watch recordings for some of our events by visiting smchealth.org/suicide-prevention-month.
– Review Suicide Prevention Roadmap (Newly Released): As we close 2021 September Suicide Prevention Month, we are excited to introduce the Suicide Prevention Roadmap 2021-2026 which outlines our strategy for local suicide prevention work beyond this past month. You can find this Roadmap and additional resources at smchealth.org/SuicidePrevention.
– Join Suicide Prevention Committee : Stay involved with the Suicide Prevention Committee (SPC) which is open to the public. You can just join our mailing list to stay in the loop or you can get more involved and join our meetings and workgroups. To join SPC, contact Sylvia Tang at STang@smcgov.org.

If you know someone who is in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please reach out for 24/7 confidential crisis support: call 650-579-0350 (or 1-800-273-8255) or text “BAY” to 741741.

Suicide Prevention Month: Find the Words

💬 If you’re worried about someone, mention the behaviors you have been noticing and ask directly about suicide. Saying the words directly, “Are you thinking about suicide?” can be difficult, but when it comes to suicide prevention, none are more important. Remember you are not alone. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if you are concerned about a loved one or in crisis yourself.

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


💬 Si está preocupado por alguien, comience la conversación mencionando los cambios en comportamiento que ha notado y pregunte directamente sobre el suicidio. ¿Decir “estás pensando en el suicidio?” puede ser difícil, pero cuando tiene que ver con el suicidio, estas palabras son las más importantes. Recuerde, no está solo. Si está preocupado por alguien o si usted está en crisis, llame a La Red Nacional para la prevención del Suicidio al 1-888-628-9454.

Para conocer la información sobre los eventos gratuitos y la proclamación de la Junta de Supervisores ingrese a 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

9/15- Ask Me Anything: Candid Conversations on Suicide

This Wednesday, join us for an enlightening, educational, and de-stigmatizing discussion about suicide. This “ask me anything” style event will allow audience participants to ask suicide survivors any questions they may have about suicide. Fellow suicide survivors and those who have less opportunity to talk about suicide are welcome. The speakers include three suicide survivors who have graduated from the Lived Experience Academy speakers training.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register at redwoodcity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceGsqTsvHNzvFGtvgK-q-iGKjMmLNsAr

This event is co-sponsored by the Redwood City Public Library and San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services – Office of Diversity and Equity. If you or someone you know are experiencing a crisis call the StarVista 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 650-579-0350 or Text “BAY” to 741741

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