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
22may2:00 pm3:00 pmHow to Have a #RealConvo About Mental Heath Twitter Chat - Moderated by @afspnational and co-hosted by National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, JED Foundation, Active Minds, Born This Way Foundation, Mental Health America, Crisis Text Line
Selfies to #StopSuicide
The buttons below will take you to your favorite social channel. Once you're there, share a photo of yourself using #StopSuicide (bonus points if you’re wearing a Be the Voice or Out of the Darkness shirt!). Make sure you tag @afspnational if you’re sharing on Twitter and Instagram.Facebook Twitter Instagram