It’s not too late to join the Suicide Prevention Week challenge. To get started download the challenge flyer and challenge card! For today’s challenge we ask that you familiarize yourself with a suicide prevention resource. Visit their website or social media page and like, share or comment to show your support for the work they do. Find a list of resources here, or:
- Visit the website or social media page of your local county behavioral health agency. Many list local crisis resources, training opportunities, and suicide prevention events!
- Visit SuicideIsPreventable.org and explore the ‘Reach Out’ section which provides a variety of different resources at the county, state, and national level.
- Download and share the Reach Out card and social media posts.
- Watch this 60-second PSA created by a California high school student. In “True Colors,” a friend brings color back into someone’s life by getting them the help that they need and staying by their side.
- Encourage youth ages 12-25 to use art, song, narrative, or film to creatively promote a crisis resource as part of the Hope and Justice contest. Youth can win cash prizes! Entries are due September 31, 2021. For more information visit: DirectingChangeCA.org
If you or someone you know needs help, please know that you are not alone. Crisis lines, counselors, intervention programs, and more are available to you, whether you are in crisis yourself or concerned about someone else. For this challenge spend some time learning about one or more of these resources:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
- The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ Young People): 1-866-488-7386
- Friendship Line (for Older Adults): 1-800-971-0016
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
- Teen Line: Call 1-800-852-8336 (from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST)
Connect with thousands throughout the country during Suicide Prevention Week by using the hashtags #SuicidePrevention #SuicidePreventionWeek #WorldSuicidePreventionDay