Mental Health America is joining forces with the National Council for Suicide Prevention and other partner organizations to spread the word about World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th and the Take 5 to Save Lives campaign (www.take5tosavelives.org).
Suicide is preventable and the campaign is part of a worldwide movement to change lives and save lives.
On average, almost 3000 people commit suicide daily. In the United States alone, a person dies by suicide every 16 minutes. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives.
Mental Health America is encouraging everyone to help prevent suicide and save lives by taking 5 simple steps: 1) Learn the signs 2) Join the movement 3) Spread the word 4) Support a friend 5) Reach out if you need help.
We are encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to spread the word about World Suicide Prevention Day and lend their support. Below are suggested posts for Twitter and Facebook.
It's World Suicide Prevention day and I'm Taking 5 to Save Lives. RT www.take5tosavelives.org #take5
Suggested Facebook Posts:
Individuals: It's World Suicide Prevention day and I'm Taking 5 to Save Lives. Join the movement by visiting www.take5tosavelives.org and updating your status with this message.
If you, or someone you know, is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8225).