Suicide Prevention Services

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Suicide Prevention Services

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Professional Services to Help Prevent Suicide

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, or grieving someone who you have lost to suicide, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. At South Coast Community Services, we are here to provide the support you need. We offer a safe zone to listen to your situation and provide the professional services you need. We offer mental health therapy and counseling for you and your family. Contact us today to talk with a mental health counselor.

How To Support Someone With Suicidal Thoughts

If someone you know is in danger of harming themselves, don’t leave them alone. Try to stay calm and let them know that you care about them and want to help. If they’re in immediate danger, call 911 or take them to the nearest hospital emergency room. You can also call the National Suicide Hotline to get help. 

You can also:

Listen to what they’re saying and how they’re feeling without judgment.

Ask them directly if they’re thinking about suicide. It’s not going to make things worse and it will let them know that you’re serious about wanting to help.

Help them develop a safety plan, which can involve removing anything they might use to attempt suicide and arranging for someone to check in on them regularly.

Encourage them to get professional help, whether that means making an appointment with their doctor or mental health provider or going to a walk-in clinic or emergency room.

Offer to go with them to the appointment or help them make the call.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, you’re not alone — and we’re here to help. Contact us today.

Find Suicide Prevention Services at South Coast Community Services

One of the first steps you can take if you are concerned that a family member or friend is contemplating suicide is to speak up. It may be difficult to say anything, but if they have shown warning signs, the sooner you talk to them, the better. Sometimes, giving someone the opportunity to talk about their feelings can provide relief and allow them the space they need to ask for help. You can start your conversation by simply telling them you’ve been concerned about them and note any changes you’ve observed in their attitude or behavior.

Individuals who struggle with mental health can get better. By familiarizing yourself with some of the warning signs of suicide, you’ll be able to offer your family member or friend the support they need. If you have concerns about someone or feel that it’s time for professional help, please reach out to our team at South Coast Community Services. We have the training and experience to provide the support and care they need to address the issues they’re struggling with and learn how to create a support system around them.

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At South Coast Community Services, we care about your mental health.

Contact us to share your concerns and learn more about the areas with which we can help:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD & Child Trauma
  • Behavioral Conduct Disorder
  • ADHD
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Reach Out Today

At South Coast Community Services, we strive to make it as easy as possible to access the mental health services you need.

Our offices are located directly off of major bus lines, our services are free with Medi-Cal, and we offer HIPAA-compliant Zoom meetings. Contact us today to learn more.

We offer treatment for a number of areas in mental health, including:

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • PTSD & Child Trauma
  • Behavioral Conduct Disorder
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD

Find Suicide Prevention Services at South Coast Community Services

It can be scary to think about a loved one or friend contemplating suicide. The good news is that there is help! If you’ve tried talking to them and feel as though they need more help than what you can offer, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of mental health professionals. We are here to listen and offer a judgment-free zone to those who are struggling with thoughts of suicide. We offer a number of different ways to treat individuals struggling with suicide ideations, so please reach out to us to get the help you need.