Tag Archives: suicide

Mule Creek State Prison, 2006 (Photo Courtesy of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

As Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowding

In November, Californians passed Proposition 57 by a 64.5 percent vote. Formally known as the California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative, and strongly endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland’s former...
Teens have the second highest suicide rate after middle-aged men.

Suicide prevention methods in Alameda County focus on groups most at risk

A teen text-line and an older men's support group prove Alameda County's progressive suicide prevention initiatives that focusing on the two groups remaining the most at risk in recent years: teens and elderly men. OR...
Photo of sunrise at Out of the Darkness Community Walk Oakland. Photo courtesy Teresa Ferguson.

At Lake Merritt, families and survivors walk to support suicide prevention

Before sunrise on October 17, survivors of suicide and those who have lost loved ones to suicide will gather on the shores of Oakland’s Lake Merritt for the 7th Annual Out of the Darkness Community...
Crisis Support Services of Oakland, CA counsels youth with suicidal thoughts by text message. Photo courtesy of Crisis Support Services.

Meeting teens where they are: Suicide prevention by text message

Alameda County teenagers struggling with suicidal thoughts can find help by sending a text message.