Reminder: Next Week's National Suicide Prevention Event
Thursday, June 27, 2013
It's not too late to register and attend "Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention: Turning Strategy Into Action," an interactive event that will include a keynote speaker, knowledgeable plenary presenters, and a panel representing high-risk populations. Following the general session, participants will engage in action sessions to learn about evidence-based practices and make individualized action plans specific to their organizations and communities. The event will kick off "75 Days of Action" to put plans into action and begin to reduce suicides dramatically by National Suicide Awareness Day on September 10, 2013.
The event will be held at Northwestern University's Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, and will be broadcast nationally via echo sites. Note: You do not have to attend the main event in Chicago to participate via echo sites.
Questions about the event? Contact EveryonePlaysARole@samhsa.hhs.gov.
The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) is the result of a joint effort by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance). NSSP is a call to action that is intended to guide suicide prevention strategy in the United States over the next decade. NSSP outlines four strategic directions with 13 goals and 60 objectives meant to work together in a synergistic way to prevent suicide across the Nation.