Central Coast Suicide Prevention Service recruits volunteers

The next training begins on May 12.

Information provided by the Central Coast Family Services Agency

Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast has announced that it is recruiting new volunteers for its Suicide Crisis hotline.

According to a press release, Suicide Prevention Service is a program of the Central Coast Family Services Agency and is a safe and supportive local resource for residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito County. for 50 years. Their services include a 24-hour crisis line, community education and outreach opportunities (including presentations and training), and support resources (including peer support groups) for those who mourn the death of a loved one by suicide.

“Day and night, trained volunteers respond to calls from people who are feeling suicidal, in crisis, grieving or concerned for the well-being of a loved one,” the statement said. “People with suicidal thoughts need a safe place to express their thoughts and feelings and be heard. Through the Service’s comprehensive training, volunteers learn the skills to help callers share their experiences and find support to stay safe.

The statement went on to state that “by reducing stigma, isolation and silence and dispelling the myths that surround suicide, volunteers can all make a difference in their community.”

For more information on the Spring Volunteer Training Session, which begins May 12, please contact the administrative line 831-459-9373 x2, email [email protected], or visit www.suicidepreventionservice.org. If you would like to volunteer, click here for the application. A member of staff will contact you. To learn more about us, see our full website. Please consider this message meaningful.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, in crisis, or worried about a loved one, please call our 24-hour Suicide Crisis Hotline at 877-663-5433.