Suicide Prevention in Merced County
Click on the Proclamation above or here to view the 2021 Proclamation of Suicide Prevention Month.
Visit the Suicide Prevention Events Page to view photos of our Suicide Prevention efforts.
Merced County's ongoing Suicide Prevention Initiative efforts will be held in cooperation with our community partners and local schools, and will be designed to inform individuals about suicide risks and warning signs and to ask them to make the Suicide Prevention Pledge to:
- Tell someone if you need help
- Be aware of the suicide warning signs in others
- Ask directly about suicide if you are worried about someone
- Listen without judgment and do what you can to keep them safe
The semicolon (;)
The semicolon (;) is one of the key symbols of suicide prevention and of the Merced County Initiative. A semicolon is used when a sentence could have been ended, but it wasn't.
Your story is not over ;
Keep writing your story
Links and Resources
If you have any questions about the Suicide Prevention Initiative, please email MHSA@co.merced.ca.us or call 209-381-6800.