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Long Beach Movie Nights Continue

Summer 2014 Movie Night Flyer - Jun-SepSummer Movie Nights hosted by Hacienda of Hope and Hope Well continue through September. All are welcome and these screenings are free to the community!

Films start at 6:00 pm in the Valley Room, Century Villages at Cabrillo Campus, 2001 River Ave, Long Beach, CA 90810.

Call (562) 388-8183 for more information. Click here to download a flyer in pdf format. You can also find individual screenings in the Hacienda of Hope section of our web calendar.

Here's the lineup through the end of the summer:

July 23rd    A Beautiful Mind 
August 13th     What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
August 27th     One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
September 9th     Rain Man
September 23rd   It's Kind of a Funny Story

Save me some popcorn!

Text Message Peer Support Coming July 21st!

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).

On July 21, 2014 the Warmline will introduce 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 will be 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

Annual PRPSN Picnic - July 18th!

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Mark your calendars! The 2014 PRPSN Annual Picnic is right around the corner... 

Please join us in celebrating another year of service to the Los Angeles community

July 18, 2014 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Salt Lake Park 6923 Salt Lake Ave. Huntington Park, CA 90255

For tickets and further information click here or call: Amanda Soto at (323) 346-0960

See you on the 18th!

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 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


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."


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.



Important Numbers

Project Return Main Number:
(323) 346-0960

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

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