Register for the Upcoming National Suicide Prevention Event
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Suicide is a preventable public health problem. There is strong evidence that a comprehensive public health approach is effective in reducing suicide rates. Learn about the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and the ultimate goal of eliminating the tragic experience of suicide by registering for the in-person or echo event.
"Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention: Turning Strategy Into Action" is 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 dramatically reduce suicides 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). The 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.