Category Archives: Suicide Prevention

Spanish Language Suicide Prevention Website

Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources.

The Know the Signs campaign has a Spanish-language website with resources and information in Spanish.

To access this website, click HERE

Spanish language anti-stigma website for mental health Source

Stigma and fear of discrimination are serious obstacles for people seeking help for mental health challenges. The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is working to reduce
stigma associated with mental illnesses by de‐bunking myths and educating 9‐13 year olds about mental wellness. The Walk In Our Shoes campaign utilizes real stories from teens and young adults to teach youth about mental health challenges and mental wellness.

The multifaceted campaign uses positive, authentic and appropriate stories as an educational tool for youth. These stories are told through an interactive website, school‐based theatrical performance, and a statewide public education campaign, which are all designed to reduce stigma and promote a resilient and realistic perception of mental health challenges and the real people who experience them.

The Spanish-language version of the campaign, Ponte en Mis Zapatos, directs youth to the interactive website, www.ponteenmiszapatos.org, where visitors can explore and experience true stories of real people who have experienced hope, recovery and resilience in the face of mental health challenges.

To access the site, click HERE

Fotonovelas: Healthy and Happy Families Start Here

The “Healthy and Happy Families Start Here”/“Una Familia Feliz y Saludable Comienza Aquí” fotonovela series is available for distribution. Created as part of CalMHSA’s Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative – Latino Family Outreach Project, the series includes three fotonovelas created to help increase awareness of mental health challenges and promote understanding and acceptance among Latino families with young children.

Fotonovela booklets are 5 in. x 7 in. Each fotonovela booklet (Education, Faith and Health) is inclusive of BOTH English and Spanish content.

For more information including how to order, click HERE

Spanish radio spot for suicide prevention

This 30-second radio spot is aimed at Latino parents. The spot alerts them to the possibility that their daughter or son could be thinking about suicide and to take warning signs seriously. It acknowledges that talking about suicide can be difficult and reminds parents that suicide is preventable. Viewers are encouraged to visit www.elsuicidioesprevenible.org to learn to recognize the signs and what to do when a teenage son or daughter is considering suicide.

To access, click HERE

Suicide prevention outreach brochure for African-Americans

This four-panel, pocket-size brochure provides information about warning signs, how to find the words to offer support encourages helpers to trust their instincts if they sense something is wrong and directs them to visit a prevention campaign website (www.suicideispreventable.org). The materials were developed in conjunction with an African American Workgroup whose members represented several counties throughout the state including Fresno, Butte, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino and Contra Costa.

To access, click HERE

Suicide prevention outreach materials for the Vietnamese community

The Know the Signs suicide prevention campaign team implemented a variety of activities to facilitate the adaptation of suicide prevention materials for the Vietnamese community in California.  The process included a workgroup of statewide stakeholders who guided the development of the materials and offered insights on the population’s cultural perspectives on suicide prevention efforts and effective approaches to reach potential helpers in the Vietnamese community.

To access the materials, click HERE

Suicide prevention outreach materials for the Hmong community

The Know the Signs suicide prevention campaign team implemented a variety of activities to facilitate the adaptation of suicide prevention materials for the Hmong community in California.  The process included a workgroup of statewide stakeholders who guided the development of the materials and offered insights on the population’s cultural perspectives on suicide prevention efforts and effective approaches to reach potential helpers in the Hmong community.

To access the materials, click HERE

Suicide prevention outreach materials for the Lao community

The Know the Signs suicide prevention campaign team implemented a variety of activities to facilitate the adaptation of suicide prevention materials for the Lao community in California.  The process included a workgroup of statewide stakeholders who guided the development of the materials and offered insights on the population’s cultural perspectives on suicide prevention efforts and effective approaches to reach potential helpers in the Lao community.

Access the materials HERE

Suicide prevention outreach materials for the Khmer community

The Know the Signs suicide prevention campaign team implemented a variety of activities to facilitate the adaptation of suicide prevention materials for the Khmer-speaking community in California.  The process included a partnership with The Cambodian Family to assist with the language adaptation and a focus group to guide the development of the materials and to gain insights on the population’s cultural perspectives on suicide prevention efforts and effective approaches to reach potential helpers in the Khmer-speaking community.

To access these materials, click HERE