North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline
Ongoing Volunteer Recruitment
Listening can save lives! Volunteer at the Suicide Prevention Hotline!
The North Bay Suicide Prevention hotline is a toll-free, confidential 24/7 suicide prevention hotline (1-855-587-6373). The hotline is part of the North Bay Suicide Prevention Program and serves Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. It is operated by Buckelew Programs, in partnership with its primary funders, the Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino County Mental Health Departments.
The North Bay Suicide Prevention Program was made possible through funding from CALMHSA and the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).
Volunteers are needed!
Volunteers are vital to our 24/7 service. To volunteer on our Hotline, individuals must successfully complete our Hotline Training Class, which includes information on the following topics: identifying individuals in suicidal or other types of crisis; communication; counseling; active listening skills; and suicide/crisis intervention techniques and other subjects.
The 40-hour training classes are held in San Rafael for six weeks on Tuesday nights from 7:00 – 10:00 pm with one all-day Saturday class. For those becoming volunteers there are four additional Tuesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Classes are held in February, May, and September of each year.
The next six-week training starts September 12th.
For more information:
Susan at (415) 499-1193, ext. 3003.
555 Northgate Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903