For a quickly implemented campaign possibility, see Bethe1To (Be There/Save a Life). Bethe1To offers the these five steps: ASK, BE THERE, KEEP THEM SAFE, HELP THEM CONNECT, and FOLLOW UP — with graphics and explanation — as well as a “plug and play” social media Message Kit, posters, videos and more.
Are you serving younger children? Within the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board site, find Gizmo’s Pawesome Guide to Mental Health Curriculum, a “fun, flexible, turn-key curriculum for elementary youth,” as well as numerous resources for use with audiences of various ages and backgrounds.
For Suicide Prevention Month, the National Allliance on mental Illness (NAMI) is highlighting their Together for Mental Health campaign. For campaign images and hashtags to use on social media, as well as blogs, personal stories and other resources, see the NAMI Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Webpage.
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide promotes “making educators partners in youth suicide prevention,” and champions the Lifelines curriculum, for which there are training and fidelity requirements.
“We all have a role to play. Together we can save lives.” The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is a thorough, comprehensive site that urges suicide prevention in “many settings” via “multiple approaches.” Hundreds of resources are organized by population, including many for adolescents.
Youth.gov is the United States government website that addresses 29 categories of youth issues, helping us to “create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs.” Youth.gov Youth Suicide Prevention is the suicide prevention section of the site.
“Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.” (Mission Statement)
Zero Suicide is a “transformational framework” in which suicide is believed to be preventable in individuals under health care or behavioral health care. At Seattle Children’s Hospital, for example, processes for screening suicide risk and acting in accordance with results obtained through screening have been standardized for thorough prevention among patients receiving behavioral health care or emergency health services.