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Strange Contagion does not attempt to be an all-encompassing book on suicide prevention, but help is always available if you or someone you love is in distress.  

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I see California-based clients at my psychotherapy private practice, Reframe Counseling + Coaching.  Please feel free to reach out to make an appointment at or (510) 298-3580.

Additional Mental Health Resources

Resources like these are beneficial and save lives:

STAR-VISTA San Mateo County Crisis LinE

The professional staff provide life-changing support and services with passion, dedication, and a deep sense of caring and concern for the welfare of every person they serve.  Who could call the crisis line?  Anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal, family and friends who are concerned about a loved one, anyone interested in mental health treatment and service referrals, or anyone who just needs some support through a personal crisis.  The Suicide Hotline is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week for crisis intervention. 

650-579-0350 / for more information.  


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.




Your best friend. Your dad. That lady down the street. That quiet kid in school. That loud kid in school. That dude in accounting. Your cousin in Alaska. That hipster in the flannel in Brooklyn. That “rando” who might lurk online. Crisis Text Line is for everyone.  Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.  Crisis Text Line trains volunteers (like you!) to support people in crisis.




Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. Their work is driven by a commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, and recovery as a goal.



The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, alleviating its effects, and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis  workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.  Founded by the late Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr. Norman Farberow in 1960, IASP now includes professionals and volunteers from more than fifty different countries. IASP is a Non-Governmental Organization in official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) concerned with suicide prevention.



AAS is a nonprofit organization that promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. It serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide, publishing and disseminating statistics and suicide prevention resources. AAS also hosts national annual conferences for professionals and survivors.



SAVE is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource to people affected by suicide. Its prevention and education programs are designed to increase knowledge about depression, suicide, and accessing community resources and to increase understanding and use of intervention skills to help prevent suicide.



CSN is a national resource center for injury and violence prevention, including suicide prevention. CSN provides technical assistance on injury prevention planning, programs, and best practices; analyzes and interprets injury data; partners with national organizations and federal agencies to promote child and adolescent health and safety; disseminates injury prevention research; conducts trainings and presentations; and produces publications.