Crisis Lines

Confidential, anonymous telephone counseling and referral information is provided any time of day or night by trained crisis volunteers.

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SOS Signs of Suicide® School Education Program

For the last few decades, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County has provided our well-received “Choose Life” prevention education program to all secondary schools in our County

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Friends & Families of Suicide Loss Support 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.

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#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 […]

April-May 2016 Crisis Line Volunteer Training

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 […]

Know the Signs

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 […]