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


02may2:00 pm3:00 pm#TalkYouthSuicide Twitter Chat - Hosted by the American Association of Suicidology and American Psychological Association

06mayAll DaySuicide Prevention: Strategies That Work - Presented by SAMHSA (Washington, D.C.)

16mayAll DayHave a #RealConvo with Ask Dr. Jill

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

29may2:00 pm3:00 pmWhole Body Mental Health Twitter Chat - Co-hosted by @afspnational