On April 1, staff from Telecare’s Riverside County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) and Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) attended the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk in Palm Desert, CA.
The Out of the Darkness Walk honors those who have been lost to suicide, and raises suicide awareness and prevention. The event this year included a resource fair, a remembrance tent for survivors of suicide loss, and a “messages of hope” area for survivors and supports to share kind words and create a community of caring.
The colors that the staff wore paid tribute to a personal struggle, loss, or awareness:
- Blue for suicide prevention support
- Purple for loss of a loved one or relative
- Green for personal attempt
It was a great event in which the Telecare staff was participated with pride.