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. She lost her husband, Dave, in 2004 to suicide. She would like to bring resources to Campbell to help with prevention. Talk Saves Lives 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 learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. There are other trainings that Anne would like to bring to the community. Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training that teaches participants a five-step action plan to help someone who is suffering from a mental health crisis.
Many of the long-term street homeless are suffering from mental illness. We need services that can address both their housing and medical needs, including psychological services.