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Resources (24hrs/day) :
Staffed by Mental Health Professionals

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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This is not your average online conference!

The Police Wife Conference was created specifically for police wives/girlfriends who want to feel equipped and encouraged. You’ll get one full week of inspiring speakers, non-stop support, and a chance to win a variety of amazing prizes.

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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)/Living Works

Skills training is one of the most effective suicide preventions. When people are thinking about suicide, they almost always express their pain in ways that invite others to reach out and help. Training empowers someone to recognize these signs and provide life-saving support.

The Living Works ASIST experience is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audio and visuals, discussions, and simulations. You will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing warning signs, providing skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive.

Living Works is the world’s leading suicide intervention training company, and its solutions are designed to empower a community-based approach to suicide prevention. Everyone can play a role in creating powerful safety networks to support those in need. By instilling life-saving skills throughout communities, we can protect people where they live, work, play and learn.

 

For information on Gulf Coast Center’s ASIST training or to schedule a training at your organization, please contact Justin Becker at 409-944-4308 or justinb@gulfcoastcenter.org.

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

Galveston, TX  03/23/2024

The Hike for Hope raises awareness (and funds!) to help promote suicide prevention and education in our community.  Members present: Diane Manley (representing The Gulf Coast Center) is being honored for her contributions on the planning committee for Hike for Hope - Galveston, Shari & Gary Forward, Mona Benton, Moe Mays, Steve Schrek (Chaplain/Fire Peer), Kirk Tinker, Mikala Halbrook and Jenelle Anderson (also representing The Gulf Coast Center and our team), and Heather Gates who was part of the HFH Planning Committee.  Craig Brown, the Mayor of Galveston, was also speaking at the event.

What is CISM?

 Critical Incidents are highly stressful situations.  Simply put, a critical incident is a traumatic event (or perceived life-threatening event) that has sufficient power to overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope. Normal physical and psychological responses occur which places considerable pressure upon that person.

About the Galveston County CISM Team

We have all experienced crisis, trauma, and difficult situations, and sometimes we need some help coping! Please take advantage of our CISM team! We are here to assist you and your agency. We have peers, mental health clinicians, chaplains, spouse peers, and more. Never feel alone or abandoned.  We are a brotherhood and always here to help.

Need Help? Call Us

To request the team's services please call: 

409-766-2300

For more information, please contact us:
 

Shari Forward

Executive Director

shari.forward@gmail.com

Amanda Groller

Clinical Director

amandag@gulfcoastcenter.org

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How Can We Help You?

RESOURCES

Resources, articles, links, and, information on crisis management, trauma, stress, and other mental health issues

EDUCATION

Information on training, certification, educational opportunities, and continuing education

SERVICES

Learn more about the services our team provides including crisis response, chaplaincy, peer support, referrals, and more.

CONTACT

Please reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or would like to learn more about our team.

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Who We Serve

Law Inforcement
911 Dispatch
Fire Service
EMS
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