NAS Fallon Emergency Management
How can I learn more?
Contact your Fleet and Family Support Center to request FREE crisis preparedness training for you or for groups of any size. This training is free, portable, and will ensure you have the latest tools to be a READY NAVY command, Sailor, and family.
Also, check out the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “Are You Ready” Guide at http://www.ready.gov/are-you-ready-guide for an in-depth guide for preparedness for any sort of crisis.
How does Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) respond to crises?
- Family Information Call Center (FICC): The FICC is established to serve as a 24/7 information and referral telphone line for military family members during a crisis.
- Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC): The EFAC serves as a one-stop-shop resource and information hub where families can gather in a crisis for the latest information, legal support, counseling resources, financial support, and more.
- Mobile Outreach Teams (MOTs): FFSC deploys staff to all areas where Sailors and military families may gather, including on-base shelters/safe havens, community shelters, Local Assistance Centers, and other venues to provide on-site resources, referrals, and crisis/stress first aid.
- Navy Family Accountability & Assessment System (NFAAS): FFSC Case Managers respond to NFAAS assessments completed by Sailors, DoD civilians, and their families. Case management is provided until all crisis-related resources are resolved.
As a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network, Crisis Call Center offers free and confidential support, intervention, and information for individuals throughout Nevada seeking help for themselves or their loved ones who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or crisis-related issues.
– Are you a suicide attempt survivor?
– Have you lost a loved one to suicide?
– Do you support suicide prevention?
– Share your story on the Lifeline Gallery and help others connect to help and hope.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need immediate assistance, please dial: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
All calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are answered by local crisis centers belonging to the national network. Crisis Call Center is proud to be a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.
Although suicide prevention is the primary mission of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, people can call the Lifeline for many reasons:
|Suicidal thoughts||Abuse/violence||To help a friend or loved one|
|Information on suicide||Economic problems||Relationship problems|
|Information on mental health/ illness||Sexual orientation issues||Loneliness|
|Post-disaster needs||Homelessness issues||Family problems|
|Substance abuse/addiction||Physical illness||Relationship problems|
The life of each and every individual has meaning and value. Individually, our lives have a huge influence on a great many people. The loss of a life by suicide impacts an entire community. By knowing the signs and helping someone who is suicidal, you have done more for that person and your community than you will ever know.
Suicide Warning Signs
Click here to view the verbal, behavioral, and environmental warning signs of someone who may be contemplating suicide.
Suicide Lethality Scale
Click here to view the Suicide Lethality Scale.
Understanding And Helping The Suicidal Individual
Be Aware Of The Warning Signs
If you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional, calling Crisis Call Center at (775) 784-8090 or 1 (800) 273-8255, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.
– Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself.
– Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, pills, or other means.
– Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person.
– Feeling hopeless.
– Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge.
– Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking.
– Feeling trapped, like there’s no way out.
– Increasing alcohol or drug use.
– Withdrawing from friends, family, and society.
– Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time.
– Experiencing dramatic mood changes.
– Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life.
How do you remember the warning signs of suicide? Here’s a mnemonic device that can help you remember the basic signs:
IS PATH WARM?
Are You Or Is Someone You Love At Risk Of Suicide?
Suicide Is 100% Preventable If You Know The Signs And Take Action.
– Be aware. Learn the warning signs.
– Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support.
– Ask if he/she is thinking about suicide.
– Be direct. Talk openly and freely about suicide.
– Be willing to listen. Allow for expression of feelings. Accept the feelings.
– Be non-judgmental. Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or feelings are good or bad. Don’t lecture on the value of life.
– Don’t dare him/her to do it.
– Don’t give advice by making decisions for someone else, or by telling them to behave differently.
– Don’t ask “why”? This encourages defensiveness.
– Offer empathy, not sympathy.
– Don’t act shocked. This creates distance.
– Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.
– Offer hope that alternatives are available, do not offer glib reassurance; it only proves you don’t understand.
– Take action! Remove means! Get help from individuals or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
Be Aware of Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors
Nearly everyone, at some time in his or her life, thinks about suicide. Almost everyone decides to live because they come to realize that the crisis is temporary, but death is not. On the other hand, people in the midst of a crisis often perceive their dilemma as inescapable and feel an utter loss of control. Frequently, they:
– Can’t stop the pain.
– Can’t think clearly.
– Can’t make decisions.
– Can’t see any way out.
– Can’t sleep, eat or work.
– Can’t get out of the depression.
– Can’t make the sadness go away.
– Can’t see the possibility of change.
– Can’t see themselves as worthwhile.
– Can’t get someone’s attention.
– Can’t seem to get control.
If you are concerned about a family member or friend, show you care and ask the question: Do you feel suicidal? Trust your gut instincts, and if you’re concerned, help get the person to support services that can help. If the person can’t open up to you, find someone else who can talk with that person. If you are unsure but still concerned, call the Crisis Call Center to speak with one of our trained volunteers today.
Don’t delay. Your concern could save a life. Call 1 (800) 273-8255.
Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run is a non-profit organization that helps cover everyday living expenses of northern Nevada families enduring hardships caused by a catastrophic circumstance, with a primary focus on assisting individuals with breast and gynecological cancers.
Donate, sign-up to volunteer, or apply for assistance on their webpage.
Substance Abuse Help Line
(775) 825-HELP (4357), or toll-free: 1 (800) 450-9530
The Substance Abuse Help Line is a free, confidential, 24-hour-a-day phone line staffed by Crisis Call Center and available to residents throughout Nevada. Callers are provided with support and referrals to substance abuse treatment resources throughout the state.
If you or someone you know has questions or concerns about substance abuse, please call the Help Line at
(775) 825-HELP (4357) or toll-free at 1 (800) 450-9530. This service is made possible through our partnership
with Join Together Northern Nevada, A Community Partnership Against Substance Abuse.
For local and national data related to substance abuse, please visit:
JTNN – Local and National Data
Veteran Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service.
The caring responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Some of the responders are Veterans themselves and understand what Veterans and their families and friends have been through and the challenges Veterans of all ages and service eras face.
Veterans and their families and friends can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- Confidential Veterans Chat/Text
- Confidential Military Chat/Text
- Confidential Homeless Veteran Chat
- Support For Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Resource Locator
Learn more about the Veterans Crisis Line and what VA is doing to help Veterans who face serious challenges or may be at risk of suicide.
Learn to Recognize the Signs
Many Veterans may not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a Veteran needs help. Veterans in crisis may show behaviors that indicate a risk of harming themselves.
Veterans who are considering suicide often show signs of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or hopelessness, such as:
- Appearing sad or depressed most of the time
- Clinical depression: deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating—that doesn’t go away or continues to get worse
- Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep
- Neglecting personal welfare, deteriorating physical appearance
- Withdrawing from friends, family, and society, or sleeping all the time
- Losing interest in hobbies, work, school, or other things one used to care about
- Frequent and dramatic mood changes
- Expressing feelings of excessive guilt or shame
- Feelings of failure or decreased performance
- Feeling that life is not worth living, having no sense of purpose in life
- Talk about feeling trapped—like there is no way out of a situation
- Having feelings of desperation, and saying that there’s no solution to their problems
Their behavior may be dramatically different from their normal behavior, or they may appear to be actively contemplating or preparing for a suicidal act through behaviors such as:
- Performing poorly at work or school
- Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities—seemingly without thinking
- Showing violent behavior such as punching holes in walls, getting into fights or self-destructive violence; feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
- Looking as though one has a “death wish,” tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights
- Giving away prized possessions
- Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, and/or making out a will
- Seeking access to firearms, pills, or other means of harming oneself
If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran who is showing any of the above warning signs, please call the Veterans Crisis Line , chat online , or send a text message today.
Reno, Nevada 89512
West Hills Hospital Overview
- Located in Reno, NV
- For profit facility
- Psychiatric hospital ages 4 and up
- 96 bed facility
- Open 24/7
- Accept referrals from all
- Accept all insurances
- Free assessments provided
Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Services
- Acute Inpatient Care for Children
Provides patients with the most intense level of care available, including 24-hour skilled nursing observation; daily oversight by a psychiatrist; and coordinated treatment by a physician-led team of mental health professionals.
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Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Mental Health Services
- Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Care for Adults
Inpatient hospitalization is always short-term and designed to quickly stabilize the most serious symptoms to allow a quick transition to less intensive levels of care.
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Adult Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services
- Substance Abuse Treatment Program: Your Road To Recovery
Our substance abuse treatment program consists of physician supervised medical detox, medication management, a comprehensive skills building and educational curriculum, process groups, and recreational therapy all of which allow our patients to benefit from the most effective and integrative approaches to substance abuse treatment.
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Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services
- Intensive Outpatient Program
Our outpatient services are designed to provide a smooth transition from inpatient to home, or to help prevent the need for an inpatient admission.
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Video Mental Health Assessment Program
- West Hills Hospital uses interactive, secure video web conferencing technology to assess patients who, due to distance, are not able to access quality behavioral health services. This technology allows the patient, provider and intake specialist to work together to achieve the best outcome for the patient.