National Suicide Prevention Week 2018 — AFSP

National Suicide Prevention Week

The Power of Connection

September 9 – 15, 2018

Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks for suicide is social isolation, and there’s scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we connect with one another. We can all play a role through the power of connection by having real conversations about mental health with people in everyday moments – whether it’s with those closest to us, or the coffee barista, parking lot attendant, or the grocery store clerk.

It’s also about the connection we each have to the cause, whether you’re a teacher, a physician, a mother, a neighbor, a veteran, or a suicide loss survivor or attempt survivor. We don’t always know who is struggling, but we do know that one conversation could save a life.

Here's what's happening in September


05sep12:00 pm2:00 pmNIMH Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Jane Pearson – Suicide Prevention

05sep2:00 pm3:00 pmHow Safe Firearm Storage Can Prevent Veteran Suicide

08sep7:00 pm9:00 pmEntercom Radio’s “I’m Listening” broadcast

09sepAll DaySafe Messaging for Reporting on Suicide

09sep12:00 pm1:00 pmJoint Commission Suicide Prevention Webinar: Implementing the Safety Planning Intervention in Your Organization

09sep2:00 pm3:00 pmTwitter chat with @action_alliance and AFSP's VP of Programs Doreen Marshall

10sepAll DayTalk Saves Lives presentation for staff working on Capitol Hill

10sep12:00 pm1:00 pmPreventing Suicide in the Clinical Setting with Psych U and AFSP's CMO, Christine Moutier, M.D.

10sep2:00 pm3:00 pmWorld Suicide Prevention Day Twitter chat with @800273TALK and AFSP's VP of Programs Doreen Marshall

18sep3:00 pm4:00 pmPublic Policy Webinar - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

20sepAll DayThe Future of 273-TALK

23sepAll DayBridge Barriers & Suicide Prevention

25sep3:00 pm4:00 pmPublic Policy Webinar - Advocating for Crisis Lines