|Suggested Activities for Raising Awareness of Suicide|
Provide an in-service for staff about suicide issues
Provide presentations to schools, churches, parents, etc. in your local community, local legislators and politicians
Ask local community leaders to declare September 6 - 12, 2009 Suicide Prevention Week (sample proclamation included)
Ask the local paper to write on some aspect of youth suicide prevention, school or college newspaper, radio, television, public
access networks, pod-cast(s), blogs, etc..
Utilize the visual arts to emphasize suicide prevention, i.e., art/poster contest etc. . . .
Send a letter home to parents about suicide, means of prevention and resource information including the Infoline number: 2-1-1
Check with area youth service bureaus, libraries, schools etc. for information on local initiatives regarding Youth Suicide Prevention Week
Include information about suicide prevention in your agency communiquÃ©
Encourage and support student involvement
Hold a fundraiser/awareness raiser for Suicide prevention foundation