Buckelew News

New Survivors of Suicide Support Group and Hotline Volunteer Training starting in September

posted: Friday, August 05, 2016

Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling, run by Family Service Agency, a Division of Buckelew Programs, has been operating in Marin since 1971. In 2011, we expanded our hotline service to the additional North Bay Counties of Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino. Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling also provides grief counseling services and community education.

Become a Hotline Volunteer!
To volunteer on our Hotline, individuals must successfully complete our Hotline Training Class. The class is supervised by the Program Director, and 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.

Our next class will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM beginning Sept 13 and ending Oct 18, 2016. There will be one Saturday class from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Oct 8, 2016 (the Saturday class is mandatory). For students who become volunteers on our Hotline there will be four additional sessions on Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM from Oct 25– Nov 15, 2016.

To register for this class, please call Melanie Lopes at (415) 499-1193 x3001 to arrange for an in-person interview. There is a $25.00 fee for the training. Payment at the time of the interview will hold your place in the class.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at: (415) 499-1193x3003 or email: fsa@fsamarin.org.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are a Survivor of Suicide. Starting September 7th, Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling in Marin offers an 8-week group to help survivors cope with the devastating aftermath of suicide. If suicide has touched you or impacted your life profoundly, no matter how long ago the suicide occurred, you may find this group extremely beneficial.

Our group will provide a safe, confidential, and supportive environment in which members can share their grief experiences and talk openly about their loss.

Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, September 7 – October 26, 2016

$20 / Sliding scale per session

Located in San Rafael / Interview required

Contact the facilitator for an interview / Space is limited
Facilitator Emily Duval, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC683
Phone: 415-499-1193 x3120

Suicide Prevention & Community Counseling
Family Service Agency of Marin, a division of Buckelew Programs
Program Director: Melanie Lopes, LMFT
415-499-1193 x3001

New Survivors of Suicide Support Group and Hotline Volunteer Training starting in September