As we look to Suicide Prevention Month (September) and Suicide Prevention Week (9/6-9/12), the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)—the nation’s public-private partnership with 250+ partner organizations—wants to remind you about the important role we all play in suicide prevention. This is the third in a series of e-blasts aimed at equipping our partners with the necessary resources and tools to plan for and participate in this important national conversation. In this e-blast below, learn more about the Action Alliance's #BeThere activities, as well as National AI/AN Hope for Life Day and updated Hope for Life Day toolkit.
To view the first e-blast on messaging about suicide, click here. To view the second e-blast on public perception data and the role of the public in suicide prevention, click here.
Join Us in Promoting How All Americans
Can #BeThere for Others
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention(Action Alliance) and its hundreds of public-private partners are once again uniting during suicide prevention month (#SPM20) to highlight the importance of being there for the people in our lives. Join the Action Alliance to help educate the public about actions anyone, anywhere can take to help someone feel more hopeful, engage in help-seeking behaviors, and experience resiliency. Get involved today!
Use the hashtag #BeThere to educate your social media followers about the many actions one can take to support a person who is struggling.
Visit the Action Alliance's #BeThere web page to learn more about our efforts and the efforts of our partners.
Join our partner pageto show your commitment to being part of our #BeThere efforts.
In addition, Action Alliance partner, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, will once again provide its Suicide Prevention Month Ideas for Action resource online. A number of our other partners also will promote the #BeThere messaging through their existing campaigns and resources. Learn more below:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Council on Suicide Prevention
AI/AN Communities Prepare for
National Hope for Life Day on September 10
To further advance the Action Alliance's priority to support community-based efforts to implement effective suicide prevention strategies, the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Task Forcelaunched National AI/AN Hope for Life Day in 2015. This annual observance coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 and provides an opportunity for AI/AN leaders across the country to share messages of hope and resiliency with their communities.
To help support community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Native communities, the AI/AN Task Force developed the National AI/AN Hope for Life Day toolkit, which was recently updated to include new tools and resources. This toolkit provides community organizers with specific steps to take on September 10 to change the conversation about suicide, initiate action, and foster hope in their efforts to reduce suicide in AI/AN communities across the country. To learn more and get involved:
Promote the observance widely among your various channels and contacts.
Share the Hope for Life Day toolkit with those working with AI/AN communities.
Use the hashtag #Hope4LifeDay to spread the word about National AI/AN Hope for Life Day on September 10.