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 […]
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!
#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 […]
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 […]
Save the date! Join us on Saturday, September 24, 2016, as Suicide Prevention of Yolo County celebrates its 50th year of service providing crisis prevention and intervention, education and community outreach services to the residents of Yolo County. The event will take place from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge in Davis. During […]
SPYC will hold a five-week crisis line volunteer training beginning April 28. 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 contact in the steps toward mental health. Volunteers […]
PAIN ISN’T ALWAYS OBVIOUS. Every day in California friends, family and co-workers struggle with emotional pain. And, for some, it’s too difficult to talk about the pain, thoughts of suicide and the need for help. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation […]