In the article “Teams Help Prevent Suicide,” Dixon Independence Voice speaks with Associate Director Jennifer MacKinnon on receiving the proclamation for National Suicide Prevention Week in Dixon and her work with Pacific Clinics’ mobile crisis program.
Due to the increase of suicides within Solano County, there is a greater need to address the needs of community members in a mental health crisis. When someone is in crisis, Pacific Clinics’ mobile crisis team provides resources to help stabilize the person. “If someone is feeling unsafe and is in crisis, we don’t want to leave them [without help.] We want them to be safer than when we met them, so we developed a plan to help them remain safe,” says MacKinnon.