MSW@USC’s National Suicide Prevention Week Schedule of Events
To commemorate National Suicide Prevention Week the USC School of Social Work collaborated with over 45 experts nationwide in order to build the “100 Voices for Suicide Prevention” Campaign. One of the goals of Suicide Prevention Month is to inspire people to get involved to help raise awareness around this critical issue. By working together to help eliminate the stigma, we can empower people to seek support when they need it most.
Over 45 Leading voices in the suicide prevention field have contributed guest posts, podcast interviews, PSA’s, and resources to help raise awareness. We ask that you help us spread the word about our 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign to help promote the work that our collaborators are doing to prevent suicide around the country.
Below you’ll find MSW@USC’s National Suicide Prevention Week Schedule of Events. We hope you’ll participate in as many of these #suicideprevention events as you can. Now is the time to stand up against suicide.
National Suicide Prevention Week Events #NSPW
Sunday, September 7, 7pm PT/10pm ET:
MSW@USC’s community manager @GabyAcosta101 will serve as a special guest on the Suicide Prevention Social Media Twitter Chat #SPSM. Join her for a conversation about how we can leverage new media and virtual campaigns to raise awareness around Suicide Prevention.
Monday, September 8:
Today is the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention Kick-off! Over 45 leading voices in the suicide prevention field have contributed guest posts, podcast interviews, PSA’s, and resources to help raise awareness in honor of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. We ask that you share this project to help promote the work that our collaborators are doing to prevent suicide in their communities.
Tuesday, September 9:
Check out the “You Matter” project. This early-intervention campaign aims to to facilitate human connections in order to promote positive mental health. According to the IASP, connectedness is crucial to individuals who may be vulnerable to suicide. Studies have shown that social isolation can increase the risk of suicide and, conversely, that having strong human bonds can be protective against it. Reaching out to those who have become disconnected from others and offering them support and friendship may be a life-saving act.
Wednesday, September 10:
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day! Follow the International Association for Suicide Prevention on Facebook for updates on their WSPD events.
Thursday, September 11, 6pm PT/9pm ET:
@MSWatUSC will be moderating the #MacroSW tweet chat to discuss ways we can synchronize suicide prevention efforts between individuals and organizations around the country. RSVP for this event here.
Friday, September 12:
Join us for a #NSPW Follow Friday! Tweet and mention individuals and organizations who you want to recognize as leaders in #suicideprevention and awareness advocacy work. We will be promoting your work through out the day.
Thank you for raising awareness with us!
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