Monday, August 15, 2016

Hell's Kitchen Radio #270: Someone Saved My Life Tonight

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This week I was proud to have Delynn Parker on my show to speak about suicide awareness and prevention. Delynn has a MS in psychology and is working on her MFT. She works with young kids in Bay Area elementary schools. We spoke for the two hours about suicide, why it's such a taboo to speak about, how friends and family can support their loved ones, what to say, and what not to say to someone who is contemplating suicide, and a lot of music from people who have committed suicide, or from those who have lost someone to it.

Though the topic is a heavy one, Delynn's soft and loving heart filled the two hours information as well as humor. The more we know, the more we can save.

Delynn has a gofundme page for her campaign bringing suicide awareness to the masses. Please visit the page and consider giving. And share the link far and wide. It could save a life.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the suicide prevention hotline 24 hours a day at 415-781-0500, or go online to

There's even a crisis text line, which offers 24 hour support, text MYLIFE to 741741

Other providers include:

National Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line
(800)-273-TALK  (1-800-273-8255)

NAMI- Help Line: 415-905-NAMI (6264)

Mobile Crisis Treatment Team (MCTT) The Mobile Crisis Treatment Team is made up of a diverse multidisciplinary staff providing psychiatric crisis intervention services for adults located in the City and County of San Francisco.
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 11 PM (last field visit at 10PM)
Saturdays and Holidays  12 Noon to  8 PM  (last field visit at 7PM)
[Closed Sundays]
Services Provided:
•    Emergency crisis assessment/intervention services conducted in the field
•    Early intervention before situation escalates to critical crisis point
•    Consultation services provided to consumers, housing/support systems, mental health providers, and other concerned parties
•    Assistance with linkage to outpatient mental health services
•    5150 evaluation capacity and determination of appropriate level of care
•    Short-term medication services may be available
•    Spanish, Russian, and Cantonese/Mandarin speaking staff (schedules vary)

San Francisco Peer Run Warm Line
(855) 845-7415
Monday-Friday, 7:00am-11:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, 11:00am-7:00pm
Peer counseling providing emotional support and information about mental health resources.
Friendship Line (Institute on Aging)
(800) 971-0016
The Friendship Line at Institute on Aging is the nation’s only 24-hour toll-free hotline for older and disabled adults. Trained staff and volunteers make and receive calls to and from individuals who are either in crisis or just in need of a friend.
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
(415) 421-2926
870 Market Street, Suite 928
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Contact us for information about mental health and various mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, clinical anxiety, schizophrenia, and more. We also provide information and referrals for mental health treatment and other community resources. MHA-SF does not provide direct clinical services.
San Francisco County Behavioral Health ACCESS
(415) 255-3737
(888) 246-3333
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
ACCESS is the first point of contact for individuals enrolled in Medicaid, Medi-Cal, Healthy San Francisco, and other state healthcare programs. ACCESS can also assist individuals in enrolling for healthcare and finding mental health services.
(415) 808-HELP
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm
Provides information and referrals for mental health services and information for self-help groups in Bay Area. English, Spanish, and Chinese operators
San Francisco Psychological Association
(415) 681-3063
Information and referrals for mental health services. Multi-lingual
Northern California Psychiatric Society
(415) 334-2418
1631 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Information about mental health practice specialties. Referrals to mental health practitioners.
Community Health Network of San Francisco
(415) 206-5166
Patient advocate visitor’s center.
Network of Support for Community Living
Comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for the adults with disabilities and seniors, as well as their caregivers and service providers.



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I Love Living in the City: Danko Jones
Negative Creep: Nirvana
Somebody Saved in My Life Tonight: Elton John

The Shape I'm In: The Band
Sushi Girl: The Tubes
Time of no Reply: Nick Drake

The Eternal: Joy Division
Changes: Black Sabbath
The Trolley Song: Judy Garland

Sweet Old World: Lucinda Williams
Click Click: English Beat
Oh Candy: Cheap Trick

Emma: Hot Chocolate
I Drove Her Out Of My Mind: Johnny Cash
Rock of all Ages: Badfinger

Sentimental Lady: Fleetwood Mac
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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