STUDENT EVENTS & INITIATIVES
- MAY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH YOUTH ART SHOWCASE
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR YOUTH ARTISTS!
In honor of May Mental Health Month the Suicide Prevention Collaboration Youth Action Team — in collaboration with Health and Human Services, Cultural Services, and the Marin County Office of Education — hosted an art and film showcase surrounding mental health and suicide prevention on May 12th. The goal of this event, held at Marin County Office of Education, was to increase awareness and conversations around mental health and well-being within Marin through sharing youth art and perspective.
The showcase featured poems, drawing, films, music, photography and more. We thank all those that submitted art as well as all those who attended. A special thanks to our partners Opening the World, Marin County Youth Commission, The Beat Within, the Poster Contest, and Davidson Middle School/BACR. Please take the time to view our online gallery!
- MARIN COUNTY CRISIS TEXT LINE
The Marin County Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7, confidential crisis counseling via text and is a great place to turn to when experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, suicidal ideation, or any painful emotion. While available to any age, the Crisis Text Line predominantly attracts teens ages 17 and under who are comfortable using text as a medium for communication and support.
TALK WITH SOMEONE 24/7
If you or someone you know is in distress, please contact:
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988
- Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line (888) 818-1115
- Crisis Stabilization Unit (415) 473-6666
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
- Linea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio (888) 628-9454
- Crisis Text Line - Text MARIN to 741741
- CARING CARDS
Caring Cards is a youth-led initiative that sends heartfelt messages of hope, recovery, and support to those who have been hospitalized or have been struggling with mental health, suicidality, and/or substance use issues. Words of hope and encouragement can be a reminder that they are not alone, and recovery is possible. We know that cultivating a sense of belonging and acceptance can go a long way towards helping a person in recovery feel that life is worth living.
If you’re interested in learning more and/or participating in any way, please contact Nancy Vernon at email@example.com.
- DIRECTING CHANGE
Directing Change Program: Outcomes & Strategies for Local Integration