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Highlights from National Suicide Prevention Month 2018

Mental Health Month 2018 Toolkit from Mental Health America (MHA)


September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day (#WDSP18), September 9-15 is National Suicide Prevention Week (#NSPW18), and the entire month of September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Month! Please join us in our collective effort with organizations around the globe to raise awareness for suicide prevention and the actions we all can take to #BeThe1To save a life.

During National Suicide Prevention Week, the Action Alliance and partners will be coming together to inform the public about the simple actions that can support someone in crisis and potentially help save a life. The Action Alliance is asking us all to step up to educate the public about the role anyone, anywhere can play to #BeThere there for someone who is struggling or in crisis.

The Action Alliance is leveraging the good work of existing campaigns (#BeThe1To#BeThere, and Take 5 to Save Lives) that focus on the importance of being there for others. 

 

Click on each of the campaigns below to find resources, sample messages, social media graphics, and more.

     

 

Social Media Actions and Messages:

Sign up for the Action Alliance Thunderclap campaign; this will schedule a post to social media on Sept 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day (#WSPD18).

Use the collective hashtag #BeThere when posting about being there for others who are struggling or in crisis.

Share #BeThe1To’s 5 action steps, resources, tips, and messages throughout National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond.

‚ÄčDownload a 5-Step Graphic Kit here>

 

 

 

Ideas for Action

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) created a frame you can use on your Facebook profile picture with the theme, Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business, for National Suicide Prevention Week 2018.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) created a two-page resource with information to help anyone, anywhere get involved in Suicide Prevention Month. It includes tips on how to take action in your community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Write Love on Her Arms' (TWLOHA) campaign for World Suicide Prevention Day is Tomorrow Needs You. All of the statistics shared during September are a sobering reminder of the work that needs to be done.

We are numbers. We can change the numbers. 

Learn how to join TWLOHA's campaign efforts>

 

 


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