Our Depression Reduction Achieving Wellness (DRAW) is a program aimed at reducing the amount of depression and suicide risk in students age 18 and older in Kings and Tulare Counties. With activities in the natural setting of college campuses and vocational schools that began in September 2013, DRAW is funded by the Tulare and Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force with Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) Prevention and Early Intervention funds.
This program grants free access to licensed grief and bereavement counselors, who provide short-term, high-intensity counseling services to assist anyone in processing their loss to suicide. This program does not involve insurance or an ability to pay. These services are provided free and are confidential.
LOSS Team members work in conjunction with the Coroner's Offices of both Tulare and Kings Counties, local mortuaries, organ donation networks, chaplains, and other persons and organizations that are involved in the response continuum following a death. When a possible suicide occurs, the LOSS Team is contacted to dispatch to the scene of the loss. The team then provides information, linkage, and guidance to those in need.
RESTATE is a stigma and discrimination reduction program designed to educate local high school students about mental health issues through a specially designed curriculum that uses the media arts as a vehicle to promote awareness and understanding of mental health. Through collaboration with high school districts in Tulare and Kings Counties, RESTATE will provide funding for film equipment/software and the development of the specific curriculum to be implemented in art education/media classes.
Our Suicide Attempt Survivor Peer Support Group is a monthly group facilitated by a licensed clinician and a survivor of a serious attempt. This is not a therapeutic group but is intended to create a peer network of support for those who have survived suicidal thoughts and actions. This is a place to connect and find hope.
Have you lost a friend, family member, loved one, or someone close to suicide? Survivors of Suicide Loss is a monthly peer support group to help cope with the ever-changing mix of emotions we must grapple with after losing someone to suicide. Participants are encouraged to share and to discuss their changing feelings while taking the healing journey. Attendees are not required to share but should feel comfortable doing so, as this group strives to be open and supportive.
This peer support group is intended for members of our community that are age 18+ and are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, question, and allies. This is a safe and supportive group to find fellowship, information, and linkage to additional services and supports. Groups will feature discussion, activities such as art or writing, education, and additional opportunities for engagement.
This peer support group is intended for members of our community that are age 18+ and are veterans. Groups will feature general discussion, activities such as art or writing, education, and additional opportunities for engagement.