KSEE 24 Discusses the Suicide Prevention Collaborative

Dawan Utecht & Stan Collins were invited by KSEE 24’s Alex Delgado host of Central Valley Today to discuss the Suicide Prevention Collaborative and the upcoming Directing Change Student Film Contest.

Take a moment to watch the segment that includes a video from Kingsburg High School student Matthew Flores.

http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/suicide-prevention-program/846051242

Community Wellness Survey

Remember to complete the survey link below and share with your organization and clients so that we are able to reach the entire Fresno community for broader participation.  The County of Fresno has already shared the survey link with its 7,000 plus employees.

The Department of Behavioral Health has also shared with all its contracted mental health and substance use disorder providers.

http://bit.ly/fc-survey

Coffee Sleeves for Suicide Prevention Week

If you are participating in the Coffee Sleeves and Coasters Activity, let us know the location/business name that will be using them and upload a photo via social media using #EachMindMatters and #Bethe1to.  You can also send the photo to us and we’ll be happy to put it up on the FresnoCares website and facebook.

It would be great to create a map of all the locations and direct the community to find those spots and start a conversation about suicide prevention while enjoying coffee and/or drinks.

http://www.eachmindmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Coaster-and-Coffee-Sleeve-Activity.pdf

Suicide Prevention Week Proclamation

Thank you to Chris Roup from NAMI Fresno for her presence and support at the Board meeting and also to those who watched via the live video stream on Tuesday, September 12th.  If you missed it, you can watch a recording in the link below under Agenda Item No. 5:

http://fresnocounty.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=364

Let us know if you’ve also taken the proclamation to your Board or Council and we will make note of it on the FresnoCares website or make arrangements for additional support and appearance if the presentation has yet to take place.

Suicide Prevention Op-Ed

Through the great suggestion and support of the Collaborative, Dawan Utecht, Director of Behavioral Health wrote an opinion piece on Suicide Prevention Week and the Collaborative, which was recently published in The Fresno Bee.  You can read and share the online article in the link below:

http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article172075072.html