Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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The Jason Foundation

With a mission to use education and awareness to prevent youth suicide, The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of young people.

The Jason Foundation, Inc.

Learn More About the Jason Foundation, Inc.

The Jason Foundation, Inc. works with students, parents, and teachers to provide education, promote awareness, and develop intervention programs that are designed to put an end to the silent epidemic of youth suicide. JFI has created a curriculum for young people, and also conducts seminars for parents, families, teachers, and other educators so that they can be empowered with the information and tools required to help youth in need.

Additionally, JFI works hand-in-hand with youth, parents, and educators to find professional treatment centers that offer the care young people need when they are struggling with suicidal ideation. The team at JFI is devoted to preventing young people from crossing the line between suicidal thoughts and actions.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital

Youth suicide is a devastating, all-too-common occurrence throughout the United States. Social media, cell phone apps, and other forms of technology have made it virtually impossible for some young people to escape bullying and other forms of harassment, which can have horrifying consequences. At Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, we not only recognize the severity of this tragic epidemic, but we are dedicated to being prevention activists.

By partnering with The Jason Foundation, Inc., we are able to reach countless children, adolescents, and families by providing them with the education they need to recognize the symptoms of suicidal ideation and intervene appropriately when necessary.

The compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff members here at Sonora Behavioral Health are available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We know that adolescence can be a trying time for all young people, and we also recognize that sometimes all youth need is a little extra support and encouragement to overcome the challenges that they feel are defeating them.

Whether it be by taking part in one of our comprehensive programming options, or even by just speaking to one of our staff members, the lives of children and their families can be protected and nurtured.

If you are concerned that a young person in your life may be at risk for suicide, please do not hesitate to contact us. We want to help in any way that we can. However, in instances where you question a young person’s safety, or worry that he or she is in immediate harm, contact your local authorities, or call 911.

Join us in the fight to help children heal, increase their self-esteem, and put an end to the epidemic of youth suicide.

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