Advocates to Be the Voice for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health in Austin

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the eleventh leading cause of death in Texas.  On Monday, March 4, 2019, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, will arrive at the state capitol to meet with lawmakers to encourage them to prioritize suicide prevention initiatives for all Texans, including support of HB 471 requiring suicide prevention training for licensed health professionals; SB 633/HB 1598 increasing access to mental health resources for Texans in rural…

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Entercom Announces Live Two-Hour Broadcast of “I’m Listening” Special for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention to Air on All of Its Stations Nationwide

Entercom announced today a two-hour live commercial-free broadcast special to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention as part of its multi-platform “I’m Listening” campaign. The “I’m Listening” broadcast will air across all of the company’s stations nationwide on Sunday, September 9 at 7:00 a.m. in their respective time zone, and via their livestreams on Radio.com, to mark the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. The year-long campaign also includes suicide prevention PSAs, on-air promos and a dedicated website with information and resources to end the stigma around mental…

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adam&eveDDB creates 84 sculptures for CALM to campaign against male suicide

Project 84 is adam&eveDDB’s second campaign for The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. The work aims to initiate a much-needed conversation and action around male suicide prevention and bereavement support. The 84 sculptures are a visual representation and poignant reminder of the tragic statistic that 84 men take their own lives every week. The sculptures have been created by renowned sculptor Mark Jenkins, with support from bereaved friends and families who have lost a loved one to suicide. Across a series of workshops,…

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National Millennial Community joins the HackerAgency to Create PSAs to Bring Awareness to Cyberbullying

To bring awareness to the growing number of suicides among young teens and the devastating effects of cyberbullying, the National Millennial Community – a nationwide millennial movement founded by IW Group Inc.– has joined HackerAgency, a global digital/direct marketing agency, to create a series of public service announcements addressing this major mental health issue.   Suicide is the number three killer of teens; twenty percent of adolescents who are bullied online contemplate suicide, and about 1 in 10 attempt suicide, according to research done by CyberbullyHotline. “Millennials recognize that we…

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Thousands To Walk From Dusk Until Dawn To Fight Suicide In Dallas and Philadelphia

Suicide is the nation’s tenth leading cause of death and the rate is rising. To bring greater awareness to this tragic yet preventable cause of death, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is holding two Out of the Darkness Overnight Walks  – the first in Dallas on June 2-3 and the second in Philadelphia on June 16-17. These annual fundraisers held by AFSP attracts participants from communities across the country who will walk more than 16 miles from sunset until sunrise to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. The…

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