A Season in Hell
August 15, 2016 @ 8:00pm
This week I was proud to have Delynn Parker on my show to speak about suicide awareness and prevention. Delynn has a MS in psychology and is working on her MFT. She works with young kids in Bay Area elementary schools. We spoke for the two hours about suicide, why it's such a taboo to speak about, how friends and family can support their loved ones, what to say, and what not to say to someone who is contemplating suicide, and a lot of music from people who have committed suicide, or from those who have lost someone to it.
Though the topic is a heavy one, Delynn's soft and loving heart filled the two hours information as well as humor. The more we know, the more we can save.
Delynn has a gofundme page for her campaign bringing suicide awareness to the masses. Please visit the page and consider giving. And share the link far and wide. It could save a life.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the suicide prevention hotline 24 hours a day at 415-781-0500, or go online to http://sfsuicide.org
There's even a crisis text line, which offers 24 hour support, text MYLIFE to 741741
Other providers include:
National Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line
NAMI- Help Line: 415-905-NAMI (6264) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Crisis Treatment Team (MCTT) The Mobile Crisis Treatment Team is made up of a diverse multidisciplinary staff providing psychiatric crisis intervention services for adults located in the City and County of San Francisco.
MOBILE CRISIS HAS A NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 11 PM (last field visit at 10PM)
Saturdays and Holidays 12 Noon to 8 PM (last field visit at 7PM)
• Emergency crisis assessment/intervention services conducted in the field
• Early intervention before situation escalates to critical crisis point
• Consultation services provided to consumers, housing/support systems, mental health providers, and other concerned parties
• Assistance with linkage to outpatient mental health services
• 5150 evaluation capacity and determination of appropriate level of care
• Short-term medication services may be available
• Spanish, Russian, and Cantonese/Mandarin speaking staff (schedules vary)
San Francisco Peer Run Warm Line
Peer counseling providing emotional support and information about mental health resources.
Friendship Line (Institute on Aging)
The Friendship Line at Institute on Aging is the nation’s only 24-hour toll-free hotline for older and disabled adults. Trained staff and volunteers make and receive calls to and from individuals who are either in crisis or just in need of a friend.
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
870 Market Street, Suite 928
Contact us for information about mental health and various mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, clinical anxiety, schizophrenia, and more. We also provide information and referrals for mental health treatment and other community resources. MHA-SF does not provide direct clinical services.
San Francisco County Behavioral Health ACCESS
ACCESS is the first point of contact for individuals enrolled in Medicaid, Medi-Cal, Healthy San Francisco, and other state healthcare programs. ACCESS can also assist individuals in enrolling for healthcare and finding mental health services.
Provides information and referrals for mental health services and information for self-help groups in Bay Area. English, Spanish, and Chinese operators
San Francisco Psychological Association
Information and referrals for mental health services. Multi-lingual
Northern California Psychiatric Society
1631 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Information about mental health practice specialties. Referrals to mental health practitioners.
Community Health Network of San Francisco
Patient advocate visitor’s center.
Network of Support for Community Living
Comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for the adults with disabilities and seniors, as well as their caregivers and service providers.
I Love Living in the City: Danko Jones
Negative Creep: Nirvana
Somebody Saved in My Life Tonight: Elton John
The Shape I'm In: The Band
Sushi Girl: The Tubes
Time of no Reply: Nick Drake
The Eternal: Joy Division
Changes: Black Sabbath
The Trolley Song: Judy Garland
Sweet Old World: Lucinda Williams
Click Click: English Beat
Oh Candy: Cheap Trick
Emma: Hot Chocolate
I Drove Her Out Of My Mind: Johnny Cash
Rock of all Ages: Badfinger
Sentimental Lady: Fleetwood Mac
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong