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PRPSN Rocks and Docks Board Game!

Project Return Peer Support Network Presents 

Rocks and Docks

A board game created by peers for peers

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Rocks and Docks was designed specifically for us: people who are working with other people who have behavioral and emotional health challenges in life.  Rocks and Docks makes learning how to deal with these challenges fun.  Rocks and Docks is ideal for support groups to promote socializing among members, problem solving and personal growth.  It was developed and has been successfully used in a variety of settings, including locked settings, board and care facilities, wellness centers and respite houses.  It is being well receieved from guests, support group members and staff.  It is also suitable for consumers to play with family and friends.  

Ordering Information: Rocks and Docks retails for $46.99.  It is available for order through www.thegamecrafter.com/games/rocks-and-docks

With your purchase, you help to support the work of Project Return Peer Support Network, a peer-run 501c3 organization in Los Angeles.  Project Return promotes wellness, personal growth, and self-determination for people who have experienced mental illness by providing social opportunities, education and community involvement.  We believe in diversity, acceptance, advocacy and empowerment while encouraging people to transform their lives.  

Rocks and Docks. We don't play to win.  We play for the memories.

 

 
Text Message Peer Support

Warmline text imageOpen to everyone in Los Angeles County, The Project Return Peer Support Network Warmline has provided anonymous, non-crisis, peer-to-peer telephone support for over 20 years. Warmline peer supporters use their personal lived experience with mental health challenges to provide direct support, resources, and referrals to callers. All Warmline supporters are experienced, Certified Peer Advocates with training in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

The Warmline offers free, HIPAA-compliant text message support. Senior Program Manager Angelica Garcia says the new service will bring peer support to a broader range of people. “We are very excited to bring this innovative service to the people we serve.” Garcia said. ”Many people who call our Warmline feel lonely and isolated. For some, a text message is more comfortable than a phone call and can soften the conversation if the caller is upset.”

The text messaging service is available for both English and Spanish speakers during the regular Warmline hours: Monday through Friday - 5 pm to 10 pm, and Saturdays - 11 am to 4 pm. 

PRPSN Warmline Numbers:

Text Message: 1-323-420-9222

Phone - English: 1-888-448-9777

Phone - Spanish: 1-888-448-4055

 
Suicide Prevention Sheds a Longstanding Taboo: Talking About Attempts

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide was the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in 2010. Project Return Peer Support Network was part of a coordinated social media campaign at the 47th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), which registered over 7.6 million Twitter hits. During the conference the AAS Board voted to recognize a historically invisible portion of its membership: people who have tried to kill themselves and survived. Organizations like LiveThroughThis.org are sharing stories and images of suicide survivors in an effort to help people cope and connect with others.

The April 13, 2014 New York Times examines this trend, quoting mental health leaders and PRPSN partners. Read the full story below:


Suicide Prevention Sheds a Longstanding Taboo: Talking About Attempts

By BENEDICT CAREY - APRIL 13, 2014   

The relationship had become intolerably abusive, and after a stinging phone call one night, it seemed there was only one way to end the pain. Enough wine and pills should do the job — and would have, except that paramedics barged through the door, alerted by her lover.

"I very rarely tell the story in detail publicly, it's so triggering and sensational," said Dese'Rae L. Stage, 30, a photographer and writer living in Brooklyn who tried to kill herself in 2006. "I talk about what led up to it, how helpless I felt — and what came after."

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Warm Line

Warm Line

Do you need someone to talk to? Our Warm Line is here to help. Run by peers for peers, this anonymous and free service is here for you. Call 888-448-9777 to speak to someone. Available weekdays from 5pm to 10pm.

La Linea de Apoyo

¿Necesitas a alguien con quien hablar? Llama a la linea de Apoyo. La Linea de Apoyo es confidencial pero no para crisis. La llamada es gratis. Llame 888-448-4055. Bilingue (Ingles y Español) los partidarios del igual están disponibles. Lunes a viernes 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

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(323) 346-0960

Project Return Peer Support Warm Line:
(888) 448-9777

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