Caltrain Partners With Crisis Text Line To Help Those Considering Suicide
Caltrain will start promoting the service with fliers aboard trains and at stations.
The Mercury News:
Caltrain Promotes Bay Area Suicide Crisis Line: 'Help Is Just A Text Away'
Crisis Text Line, launched in 2013, is already available to “anyone, anytime, anywhere,” said Mary Gloner, executive director of Project Safety Net, another Crisis Text Line partner. Through Crisis Text Line, 2,400 volunteer counselors nationwide provide crisis help purely via text messaging. The service is free, confidential and available 24/7. (Lee, 11/30)
In other news from across the state —
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Palomar To Open New Escondido Birth Center Thursday
After more than a year of work, Palomar Health is set to move its birth center four miles west Thursday afternoon. Citing the high cost of keeping its aging downtown medical center open, Palomar’s board voted in the summer of 2015 to close the structure and shift its remaining services to Palomar Medical Center on Citracado Parkway and other locations in inland North County. But it took longer to secure the necessary state operating permits than the public health care district expected. (Sisson, 11/30)