Parent Engagement


What I Wish My Parents Knew: What I Wish My Parents Knew events have proven to be a successful way to engage parents and the entire community around mental health and related topics. The goal of these events is to promote mental health and reduce risk, including risk of suicide, among youth by providing parents with knowledge and skills around a variety of mental health-related topics, hand-picked by youth in these communities. This toolbox covers how to plan and implement this series of events.

Suicide Prevention: A Resource for Parents Brochure: This e-brochure includes questions parents can ask themselves to assess if their teen might be at risk of suicide and actions to take.  Tips on raising resilient teens as well as resources are provided. Also available in a printable brochure and a Spanish version below.

Prevención del Suicidio: Un Recurso Para Padres: Este folleto electrónico incluye preguntas que los padres pueden hacerse para evaluar si su hijo/a adolescente podría estar en riesgo de suicidio y las acciones que debe tomar. Se ofrecen recursos tanto como consejos sobre cómo criar adolescentes con capacidad de recuperación. También esta disponible un folleto imprimible.

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend, call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24/7)
Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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