Demand for CrisisLink's services has increased
dramatically over the last 10 months. Thanks
to the generous support of our donors, we
have been able to respond to this increasing
need and help more people than ever before.
Spotlight on: Mental Health Month
CrisisLink working hard to promote good mental health
May is Mental Health Month! About 1 in 4
adults suffer from a
diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
Mental Illness does not discriminate - it
affects people of every age, race, gender, and
income level. For example, suicide rates
elderly are higher than any other age group.
Suicide is also the third leading cause of death
for young people, with males four
times as likely to die by suicide than women.
Just recently, the U.S. Army reported a huge
suicides among returning veterans, while
media reports highlighted some of America's
wealthiest turning to suicide as a last
resort in these tough economic times.
CrisisLink is answering double the number of
calls from just a year ago,
and continuing to offer resources for those
struggling with mental illness or
contemplating suicide. CrisisLink's
Community Education Division offers workshops
and seminars designed to help people
recognize the risks and warning signs of
mental illness, depression, and suicide.
The workshops teach essential skills, such as:
Community Education Division is also
work serving veterans and their families,
presenting workshops, training the
call center staff of the Army's Wounded
Soldier and Family Hotline, and answering
suicide calls transferred from that Hotline.
- Depression: Symptoms, Impact &
- Suicide: Risk Assessment, Prevention,
Intervention, & Postvention
- Stress Management
- Working Through Grief and Loss
- Critical Incident Response Training
- Expressive Therapy Workshops
- Phone Crisis Management
- Dealing with Angry and Difficult Callers
- Active Listening & Communication Skills
- Setting Professional Boundaries
CrisisLink offers workshops for individuals or
organizations seeking to enhance
communication skills, reduce personal or
professional stress, or looking to gain
a better understanding of mental health and
illness. To learn more about these and other
workshops, please contact Mary Azoy,
CrisisLink's Director of Community Education
& Crisis Response, at email@example.com or
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LinkUp & Listen Raises Record Funding for CrisisLink Programs
Funding comes at a critical time.
On Wednesday, April 22, CrisisLink and
members of the community celebrated 40 years
of saving lives and preventing tragedies in
the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region at
the Clarendon Ballroom. Thanks to the
generous support of our sponsors,
sponsors, supporters and guests, we raised
more than $80,000 to support CrisisLink's life
saving and empowering programs.
In recognition of National Volunteer Week and
those who have contributed to the
organization over the last 40 years and,
CrisisLink honored the D.C. Metro Employees
of the Boeing Company, the Students of
Thomas Edison High School, and the
Volunteers of CrisisLink.
Thank you to everyone who helped make LinkUp
& Listen a success! Your support, as well as
the support of our many year-round donors, is
instrumental in ensuring
CrisisLink is able to continue answering
double the number of calls to our crisis &
suicide prevention hotlines and continue
providing vital services to people facing
suicide, trauma, loss, mental health crises,
and other health and human services
Stay tuned for details on next year's LinkUp
& Listen! Until then, you can learn more
about CrisisLink's programs and services
website or by calling us at
here to view our 40th Anniversary
produced by CrisisLink volunteers.
Thank you for your support!