National Suicide Prevention Month & Week 2019

Did you know that September is National Suicide Prevention Month and that National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8th through 14th? For information on events during this month, check out the Each Mind Matters website (California’s Mental Health Movement) and the American Association for Suicidology site for more information on national efforts in suicide prevention […]

Upcoming Fall 2019 Training!

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County (SPYC) will hold a five-week crisis line volunteer training beginning October 8th. Crisis line volunteers play a role in saving the lives of Yolo County residents; when they join the dedicated team of volunteers who answer the phones at SPYC, they become the first point of human […]

“Jump”

That’s the word Kevin Hines heard in his head on September 25, 2000, as he stood on the Golden Gate Bridge. In the midst of a struggle with mental illness, Hines got a running start and leaped over the rail.”I’m falling head-first, and I immediately recognize that if I hit head-first, I will die,” he […]

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 […]

#GivingTuesday

#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 […]

#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 […]