National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 5-11, 2016, and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. We have developed a toolkit for Suicide Prevention Week with useful materials that can assist you in planning activities and events in your county and community. This year we are encouraging a special focus on older adults and have provided a range of tools including a data briefing, hand-outs, a presentation and a drop-in article to support outreach to this population.
Regardless of what activities you have planned for Suicide Prevention Week, don’t forget to promote resources and where to find help. The National Action Alliance Framework for Successful Messaging is a great starting point for strategizing your suicide prevention messaging. (www.suicidepreventionmessaging.org)