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Suicide Prevention

Resource Guide for Suicide Prevention Month

The following was received in a correspondence from the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Executive Committee and The Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Youth Suicide Prevention Grant. The Jana Marie Foundation, Aevidum, Prevent Suicide PA, Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS), and Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Youth Suicide Prevention Grant are pleased to share a resource guide for communities for National Suicide Prevention Month.  Within the month of September, the week of September 5th-11th is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week, with Friday, September 10th marking World Suicide Prevention Day.  This year’s theme is “Creating Hope through Action.”

The resource guide provides examples of activities that you can implement in your organization or community to raise awareness of the importance of suicide prevention.  This includes ideas for events, training, social media posts, virtual backgrounds, a sample proclamation, and more.

Please feel free to share this resource guide with partners in your communities that can work together to create hope and prevent suicide.