Suicide-prevention signs placed on freeway overpass
Thousand Oaks Acorn / August 2, 2018
“Caltrans decided to create signs for the bridges with help from Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a nonprofit agency that provides mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention services to Southern California communities.
“Caltrans reached out to us because they knew we had partnered with Metrolink to put up suicideprevention signs along some of their train tracks,” Patricia Speelman wrote in an email to the Acorn. Speelman is division director of the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center, a training, research and crisis service center operated by Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.
Together, the agencies developed freeway-appropriate signs in English and Spanish with information about mental health resources and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number.”