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Get Involved in Suicide Prevention Week September 7-13, 2015

                                                         
                                                                                          
Help promote healthy communities in Alaska by participating in Suicide Prevention Week, being observed September 7-13, 2015. There are many ways to get involved, here are a few:
 
·         Write a letter to the editor of your local or statewide newspaper. For more ideas on how to write a letter check out the American Association of Suicidology Media Kit 2015: http://www.suicidology.org/Portals/14/docs/NSPW/MediaKit2015.pdf;
·         Submit a proclamation to the mayor of your city and/or borough;
·         Join your local suicide prevention or wellness coalition (contact the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council for contacts);
·         Post the 2015 Suicide Prevention Week graphic as your profile picture on social media: http://www.suicidology.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week/profile-pictures;
·         Take a suicide prevention training: https://education.alaska.gov/tls/suicide/;
·         Share the Alaska Careline number on social media: 1-877-266-4357;
·         Share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on social media: 1-800-273-8255;
·         Make a donation to the American Association of Suicidology: http://www.suicidology.org/Home/Make-a-Donation;
·         Learn the Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide: http://www.suicidology.org/resources/warning-signs;
·         Write your legislator a letter advocating to make mental health parity a reality: http://www.afsp.org/advocacy-public-policy; share your ideas with the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council.
 
For more information, or to share events, trainings, photographs or other prevention ideas, contact Eric Morrison at (907) 465-6518 or eric.morrison@alaska.gov.