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Survivor Support Group Dates are Up!

The dates for for Survivor Support group meetings are up for the rest of 2018. Please check out our page for more information on this free, monthly group.

This once a month group provides a place for people who have lost someone to suicide. With the aid of a professional facilitator, group members help each other through the painful grief associated with a suicidal death. It is free and open to anyone.


Our page is under construction!

Our page is under construction! Please bear with us as we update, edit, and reorganize our site. If you have any questions, please feel free to email: or call our business office at 530-756-7542.


DATE CHANGE for 2018 Volunteer Trainings!!

Please note that there have been several date changes for the Summer and Fall 2018 Volunteer Trainings!!

Please check out the volunteering page for more info!


May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month?

Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed and with each subsequent year, we’ve been able to bring more and more awareness to issues of mental wellness, mental illness, and the need to treat our mental well-being in addition to physical well-being. For more information on how you can get involved, check out these links below as well as follow SPYC on social media (Facebook, Twitter) to stay connected!

Mental Health America


National Council for Behavioral Health

Each Mind Matters


Thank you for making our “Giving from the Heart” Fundraiser a success!!

Our Giving from the Heart Fundraiser Dinner was one of our most successful fundraisers yet! Thank you to all the guests, donors, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and, of course, Mary Philip for helping us continue providing life-saving crisis services to our community!



Buy your wine raffle tickets for the upcoming fundraiser here!

Wish you could join us for the upcoming “Giving from the Heart” fundraiser (March 10th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM) but can’t? Or want to grab some wine raffle tickets ahead of the event? You can do that here! (we will be selling tickets at the event)

Just select the amount of tickets you’d like below and make sure you input your name, address, phone number, and email at checkout! You do not have to be present to win.

Wine Fridge Raffle Tickets


2018 Volunteer Training Dates have been posted!

The 2018 Volunteer training dates have been posted on our site! Please check them out, along with the requirements for volunteering.


“Giving from the Heart” Indian Dinner Fundraiser!

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2018 “Giving from the Heart” Indian Dinner Fundraiser

  • March 10, 2018
  • 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Episcopal Church of St. Martin
    • 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis

Mark your calendars for our upcoming fundraiser!

Join us for a delicious Indian dinner, presented by Mary Philip. Bid on exciting auction items and enter to win a fully-stocked wine refrigerator! All proceeds will support the crisis services of Suicide Prevention.

If you’d like to buy tickets, please feel free to mail a check (and names of guests) to P.O. Box 622, Davis, CA 95617 (make checks payable to Suicide Prevention of Yolo County).

Individual $40, Table $300

Or buy the tickets online with the PayPal button below:


Fully-stocked Wine Fridge Raffle

No need to be present to win, just buy as many raffle tickets as you’d like and make sure you fill out your contact information for a chance to win.

To enter the raffle, simply purchase tickets below or mail a check for tickets to us at P.O. Box 622, Davis, CA 95617 (make checks payable to Suicide Prevention of Yolo County) and make sure to include your name, address, phone number, and email address.


Wine Fridge Raffle Tickets



#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Go to this link to donate to us on November 28th, 2017:




#BlueWhale Challenge Statement

The Davis Police Department and Suicide Prevention of Yolo County (SPYC) have collaborated with DJUSD to provide a statement to parents regarding a social media app called the “Blue Whale Game” or the “Blue Whale Challenge”. The app starts as a scavenger hunt-type game and becomes increasingly unsafe as it encourages users to engage in acts of self-harm and eventually suicide. We have no reports of Davis students using it at this time. However, given the potentially dangerous nature of the game and the contagion associated with behaviors of this type, we encourage parents to be aware, talk to your students, monitor their social media usage, and limit access if necessary.