The Time is Now to address Mental Health Issues in Campbell. In the U.S. suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. Nine out of ten people who die by suicide have a mental health condition contributing to their death. Mental health treatment prevents suicide. Anne has volunteered with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention since 2005. She lost her husband, Dave, in 2004 to suicide. Thought the Civic Improvement Commission she founded Campbell Cares. She was able to bring resources to Campbell to help with prevention. Anne arranged for 2 workshops called Talk Saves Lives. It is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learned the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. Anne also arranged for a Mental Health First Aid training that teaches participants a five-step action plan to help someone who is suffering from a mental health crisis. She will continue to bring mental health services to Campbell.
Many of the long-term street homeless are suffering from mental illness. Anne will advocate for services that can address both their housing and medical needs, including psychological services.