Suicide Prevention

If someone you know needs immediate help with thoughts of suicide, please contact the Nevada County Crisis Line at 530-265-5811 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Call 911 if a suicide attempt is underway or medically necessary.

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What we do:

The Nevada County Public Health Department’s Suicide Prevention Education program seeks to reduce the factors that increase suicide risk while increasing the factors that protect people from suicide. We do this through:

  • Outreach, education and training about suicide prevention
  • Coordinating the Suicide Prevention Task Force, a community collaborative working to reduce suicides in Western Nevada County
  • Participate in adn support the Tahoe-Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition

Below you can learn more about suicide prevention and resources available to people experiencing thoughts of suicide.


If someone you know needs immediate help with thoughts of suicide, please contact the Nevada County Crisis Line at 530-265-5811 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Call 911 if a suicide attempt is underway or medically necessary.

 

Help for People Experiencing Thoughts of Suicide

Nevada County Crisis Line: 530-265-5811

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-223-8255

National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Veterans Lifeline: 800-223-8255 and press “1” / 838255 (text) / veterancrisisline.net (chat)

The Trevor Project LGBTQ+ Lifeline: 866-488-7386 (lifeline) / START to 678678 (text) / thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/ (chat)

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (7:00 am – 1:00 am PST)

My3 App (safety planning): https://my3app.org/ (available on Android and iPhone)


Suicide Prevention Resources

Nevada County Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet (Warning Signs and Resources)

Nevada County 211 Suicide Prevention Services

Suicide Risk and Protective Factors (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)

Warning Signs of Suicide (Know the Signs)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Make the Connection (Veterans)

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)

Each Mind Matters


Local Suicide Prevention Trainings

Nevada County Public Health, in partnership with Nevada County Behavioral Health, offers three types of suicide prevention trainings to the community. Below is a list of available trainings, each of which are offered over the course of the year. To sign up for a training, get the training schedule emailed to you, or request us to provide a training for your organization, please complete this form

  • Know the Signs: Learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and resources available to help. (30-minute to 2-hour workshop)
  • safeTALK: Learn to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support. (4-hour workshop)
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills and Training): Learn to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive. (2-day workshop)

Other trainings from the County of Nevada:

  • Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. (8-hour workshop offered by What’s Up Wellness). Visit What’s Up? Wellness’ website for information on upcoming training.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid: Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. (8-hour workshop offered by What’s Up Wellness). Visit What’s Up? Wellness’ website for information on upcoming training.


If someone you know needs immediate help with thoughts of suicide, please contact the Nevada County Crisis Line at 530-265-5811 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Call 911 if a suicide attempt is underway or medically necessary.