May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Did you know that over the last year, Nevada County’s local crisis line (530-265-5811) received more than 3,000 calls for mental health-related support? During the month of May, let’s normalize talking about mental health, asking for help and learning how we can support people in our lives and community who are struggling.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Nevada County continues to support our community with key mental health supports and resources. Nevada County Behavioral Health collaborates closely with families, schools and community-based organizations every day to provide care to our community, including key resources like the local crisis line, the Crisis Stabilization Unit at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and our local mobile crisis units (available through the Sheriff’s dispatch line at 530-265-7880). Learn more about the range of services available through Behavioral Health by visiting its website or calling 530-265-1437.
Nevada County Public Health is on local school campuses throughout the month of May to provide information and resources to students and staff. In addition to these activities, Public Health is also hosting a free community Know the Signs training on Wednesday, May 24 from 4:00-5:00pm. Attendees will learn about the warning signs of suicide, how to engage with someone they’re concerned about and resources available to help. To register for this training, click here: https://bit.ly/knowthesigns2023.
Finally, you can learn about more about community mental health resources and services by visiting the Let’s Talk Nevada County campaign website.