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Awareness & Advocacy

It’s Suicide Prevention Week: What Are You Doing?

Saturday, 12 September, 2015

unnamedThis week is National Suicide Prevention Week, an annual observance that aims to inform and engage the nation around the topic of suicide prevention, encourage mental health treatment and educate people on suicide’s warning signs and risk factors.

Use the suicide infographic achieve a better understanding about suicide and the ways we can help prevent the more than 36,000 deaths by suicide each year.

Check out the articles in the National Council Magazine suicide prevention issue and share information with your networks, friends, family and people you serve.

Share information about the Black Dog Ride to support suicide prevention and Mental Health First Aid. On September 13, a band of 65 Australian motorcyclists will roll into New York City to begin the first-ever 4,350-mile “Black Dog Ride” across the United States. Their mission is to raise awareness and funds to support trainings in Mental Health First Aid for first responders and veterans. Check out this video to learn more about the ride, and donate here to help support the cause.

Suicide In America Infographic (Right Click to Save)

 

Share Wellness for National Wellness Week

Monday, 15 September, 2014

unnamed (1)Practicing wellness is essential to behavioral health. During SAMHSA’s 4th annual National Wellness Week, use Facebook and Twitter to share how you enhance your physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, financial, occupational, and environmental wellness. Use the hashtag #ShareWellness when you post a photo, video, or message of your favorite health and wellness activities.

Stay involved in the #ShareWellness social media conversation to learn more about wellness and gather ideas for new wellness activities that could improve your overall health and well-being. For more information aboutSAMHSA’s National Wellness Week 2014, stay connected with SAMHSA on Twitter (@samhsagov) and Facebook.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Dearest Friends,

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and I have lots of resources to share with you.

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Now Matters Now is an online DBT skills training program. (This is an exciting project!)

Later today there will be a BPD Chat on Twitter that’s all about how to handle a crisis.

Crisis resources and hotlines are listed here.

I like the idea behind the Semicolon Project.

Trying to figure out why you might want to stay alive? Marsha Linehan has developed a Reasons for Living Inventory. If you’d like a copy, email me.

Please don’t give up!

Amanda

About Hope for BPD

The mission of Hope for BPD is all about educating you about evidence-based treatment and helping you to connect with compassionate clinicians and great treatment programs globally so you can make smart health care decisions.

Remember, consultation does not take the place of quality care and treatment with a licensed health care provider.

If you are interested in getting better or helping someone you love to get better then you’ve already made the first step.

You can reach me by telephoning (941) 704-4328 or by e-mailing me at amanda@hopeforbpd.com.

I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

 

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