Suicide Prevention

Thinking of suicide? Or know someone who might be?

Call or text 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or (888)724-7240

Know the Warning Signs:

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Displaying Extreme mood swings

Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to painful events, loss, or change. 

Watch this page for announcements about upcoming suicide prevention events.

The Hero in Each of Us: Finding Your Role in Suicide Prevention

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Ninth District PTA has partnered with Rady Children’s Hospital to hold a county-wide forum for parents/guardians to learn, engage, and plan together to address the problem of youth suicide, specifically focused on young people between the ages of 10-19. This is a unique opportunity to learn what you can do for suicide prevention in your family and your community.


There was no charge to attend.


Parents from Ninth District PTA were invited to “The Hero in Each of Us: Finding Your Role in Suicide Prevention” to:

  • Understand the problem of youth suicide, locally and nationally
  • Learn about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of youth suicide.
  • Understand the various roles and responsibilities that parents and their families play in suicide prevention.
  • Understand current local and national policies related to youth suicide prevention
  • Discover available resources and how to access them.
  • Create a personal action plan.
  • Learn QPR and/or other suicide prevention/intervention techniques.
  • Understand typical age-related developmental stage and the importance of coping skill development in youth suicide prevention.
  • Learn what local schools are doing to address suicide.
  • Understand what youth wish their parents knew about being a young person in 2018

Click here to download a complete agenda for the day.


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Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (RCHSD) is located in the Linda Vista area, between the 163 and 805 freeways. The symposium will be held in the Education Office Building (EOB), 7960 Birmingham Drive, San Diego, CA 92123. Parking (map below) is limited, so car pooling is recommended.


Collaborative/Advisory Team

This event is brought to you by RCHSD and the following individuals:

  • Cheri Fidler, RCHSD
  • Barbara Ryan, RCHSD
  • Mary Beth Moran, RCHSD
  • Phyllis Hartigan, RCHSD
  • Aniela Glinski, RCHSD
  • Sandy Mueller, RCHSD
  • Jacquie Small, RCHSD
  • Glen Billman, RCHSD
  • Seema Shaw, RCHSD
  • Cambria Walsh, RCHSD
  • Desiree Shapiro, RCHSD
  • Sue King, Ninth District PTA
  • Derby Pattengill, Ninth District PTA
  • Helen Crenshaw, Ninth District PTA and RCHSD Family Advisory Council
  • Anett Lemke, Parent and RCHSD Family Advisory Council
  • Stan Collins, Suicide Prevention Specialist
  • Dana Richardson, CHIP

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