As we look to Suicide Prevention Month and Suicide Prevention Week (9/4-9/10) in September, 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 fourth and final 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 some of the campaigns and events being planned by our partners, as well as a reminder of some of the Action Alliance's #BeThere activities.
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.
To view the third e-blast highlighting #BeThere and Hope for Life Day, click here.
Join Us in Promoting How Everyone
Can #BeThere for Others
The Action Alliance and its hundreds of public-private partners are once again uniting during suicide prevention month (#SPM22) 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.
A number of our partners will be promoting #BeThere-related messaging through their own campaigns and resources. Learn more about these campaigns below:
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Council on Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
U.S. Department of Defense,
Defense Suicide Prevention Office
Suicide Prevention Month/Week Events
There are a number of local and national activities taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month and Week. Below is a brief rundown of some of the national-level events taking place across our partner organizations:
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the public-private partnership working to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and make suicide prevention a national priority. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), through the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) grant, provides funding to Education Development Center (EDC) to operate and manage the Secretariat for the Action Alliance, which was launched in 2010.