Suicide Prevention

Pain Isn’t Always ObviousKnow the Signs

Everyday in California, friends, family and co-workers suffer in silence.

“Mental health and well-being are fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life.”
World Health Organization

We all experience different levels of mental health throughout our lives.

Pain isn’t always obvious but you can learn to recognize the signs and how and where to reach out if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide. Knowing the signs especially among those who are at a higher risk. Learn more


Emergency: dial911

Crisis Hotline: Tuolumne County Behavioral Health Department  24/7, free , confidential and local: 800-533-7000


Did you know that prevention can reduce the risk of mental illness? Or that identifying and responding to a mental health issue as soon as possible leads to better outcomes, just as it does for a physical health challenge like diabetes?

If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, immediate help is available. Learn how to recognize the signs of crisis, and how and where to get help. Reaching out can save a life.

In fact, half of us will deal with some type of mental health challenge over the course of our lifetime. Unfortunately, sometimes these challenges can become more serious and require more attention. However, there is good news. Recovery is also common and we can all do something to help, and in fact 70-90 percent of individuals reporting improved quality of life after receiving support and treatment
(Source: NAMI California).

Tuolumne County Behavioral Health Department, and with representatives other county agencies, schools, community groups and individuals, the Suicide Prevention Taskforce, and the YES Partnership are providing the structure for a remarkable coalition to address suicide prevention.


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Attend Training Sessions To Help Prevent Suicide

See how you can play a role in building supportive environments and strong relationships. We offer several workshops on how to help prevent suicide.
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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ~Barack Obama



Contact Information


Crisis Hotline available through Tuolumne County Behavioral Health Department,

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Local phone number is 1-800-533-7000, available to anyone in suicidal crisis, anyone concerned with someone in suicidal crisis, and/or anyone seeking emergency mental health services. The call is free and confidential.


Learn moreCalifornia Suicide Prevention Program



Community Resource Partnersa link to other community partners TBD.



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