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Save a Life Today (SALT)

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We are not an Emergency Service. IF you need to talk to someone right now 
"PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ~ (800) 273-TALK (8255) ~  24/7".

ABOUT SALT and The Team


Save A Life Today (SALT) is a local Kern County nonprofit that exists to raise funds for suicide prevention and to assist those bereaved by suicide. Durning this past year we have been able to help families with funeral expenses who were faced with the loss of their loved one through suicide.  We are also promoting awareness at health fairs throughout the county, sponsored awareness trainings and distributed awareness literature at various events.  These efforts are made possible through donations and a loving team of volunteers. Its easy to get connected click on the Facebook Icon for current events or surf to our Contact link in the menu to send an email with your question.

Ellen Eggert



SALT Founder
I am a 3 time survivor of suicide loss, an attempt survivor and work in the mental health world. Preventing suicide and working with those who have lost a loved one to suicide has become my life's long work and I believe one is too many.

Cindy Gill


I got involved with S.A.L.T because of my 41 year old son who lives with a mental illness and because of that illness, he has felt suicidal many times. I have lost dear friends to suicide due to those thought disorders caused  their mental illness. Depression, bipolar and other mental disorders are associated with and contribute to suicidal ideation. 

I am a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and have served on their board for  over 10 years. Currently, for NAMI, I serve as a Family Support Group facilitator and Family to Family Education teacher to support, educate and provide awareness to family members and friends with loved ones with a unwanted, no fault mental disorder. The more educated one is, the better equipped one is to help, support and prevent much pain associated with the illness. 

I am honored to serve on S.A.L.T  because this is a very important, worthwhile organization and because of the work they accomplish in many areas. I serve to help family members understand a very complicated illness and for suicide prevention, as well.

Aurora Cruz

It will be 4 yrs this April 2017 that my husband of 29 1/2 yrs ended his life.  I can't even believe that I have survived without my husband for 1 day let alone 4 yrs.  If it wasn't for the "Survivor Support Group"  that our group leader Ellen Eggert started yrs ago I really don't know what would of happened to me and many others that attend our meetings.

It is a place of love, comfort and most of all support where we can say how we feel...... because we all understand the pain and heartache that you are feeling after a love one ends their life.  Like Ellen always say's, "We get it"  we absolutely understand your pain.  We are there to listen and cry with you.  I will continue to come to the meetings because I can't live or survive without this group.