National Suicide Prevention Month Resources


The American Association for Suicidology (AAS) promotes National Suicide Prevention Week – September 7 – 13, 2015. In conjunction with the IASP, this year’s theme is “Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives”. Page resources include: Media information kit, sample Facebook and Twitter posts, awareness event ideas.

 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) promotes National Suicide Prevention Week, 2015 featuring social campaigns, such as #stopsuicide and a twitter chat with @StampStigma, using handle #SOSChat.Check out their site for more details, and other resources, such as a virtual memory quilt, and shareable resources.

 

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) promotes World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. This year’s theme is “Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives”. Page resources include: Newsletter article, Candlelight Vigil information, Cycle Around the Globe awareness event flier, sample Facebook post, a complete downloadable tool kit.

 

At Mantherapy.org, geared towards men aged 25 and older, you will meet Dr. Mahogany who will tell you, “it’s a place where men can be men”. This site features information on “Gentlemental Health”, “Tales of Triumph and Victory”, and “Man FAQs”. This is a helpful resource all year, and can be promoted during suicide prevention month.

 

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention‘s Framework for Successful Messaging offers resources to develop suicide prevention messages that are strategic, safe, positive, and make use of relevant guidelines and best practices. You can find specifics on strategy, safety, positive narrative,  and guidelines.

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress by dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline website features stories of hope, Lifeline e-cards, suggested apps, suicide prevention toolkit.