Suicide Prevention Week
September 10-16, 2023
September is Suicide Prevention Month in the USA, with National Suicide Prevention Week from
September 10-16, 2023, and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. During this month,
week and day, individuals and organizations will be drawing attention to the problem of suicide
and advocating the prevention of this tragedy. It’s a time to share resources and stories and promote
suicide prevention awareness. All around the nation, suicide prevention organizations will conduct
prevention and awareness events. In 2021, suicide was among the top 9 leading causes of death for
people ages 10-64. Suicide was the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 20-34.
Suicide is a national health crisis. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect
anyone regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, or background. Suicide is sometimes the result
of a mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal
and often indicate more serious issues. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the
Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline. Even $5 or $10 would make a difference and could help save lives!
To donate, visit www.idahocrisis.org/donate. If you or a loved one need to talk, call ICSH now.
You don't have to be suicidal to call. Someone is always here for you on the other end of the line.
Call or text 988 or visit www.idahocrisis.org to chat online.
SPAN of Benewah County/North Idaho 4th Annual "Be The Light" Suicide Prevention Walk
Saturday, September 16, 2023
On-site registration and check-in opens at 8:30 AM MST.
The guest speaker will start around 10:00 AM MST with the walk starting shortly after.
SPAN of North Idaho is holding its 4th annual in-person suicide prevention "Be The Light" walk on Saturday, September 16, 2023! Walk, run, or jog, through downtown St. Maries, Idaho, in remembrance of those lost
to the completion of suicide. The "Be The Light" walk begins at the Cormana Building where the Soccer Field
will mark the start/finish line of the 3K walk. Walkers will walk around the baseball fields, up 15th Avenue,
along College Ave. The turnaround point will be at the Loggers Memorial where the walk will turn
around and come down through town on Main Street, returning back at the Cormana Building.
The "Be The Light" trail will clearly be marked so you won't get lost!
Registrations that include the purchase of a 2023 Be The Light t-shirt or sweatshirt must be processed by
August 31, 2023 but if you register after August 31st and you realize you really need a 2023 Be The Light
t-shirt or sweatshirt, you can still order online and there will be order forms available the day of the event!
They just won't be ready for pickup until AFTER the walk. Online Registration closes on Friday, September 15th
at 5:00 PM MST. Suicide survivor resource information and crisis intervention information will be available.
All proceeds benefit Benewah County Suicide Prevention Action Network, Idaho to further suicide prevention
efforts and provide community resources, education, training, and suicide loss support within the community.
Register to walk at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-be-the-light-suicide-awareness-prevention-walk-tickets-617412235617?fbclid=IwAR2cRv-qIxPFEcdYk8O0c3ve0c0QDte3FXuxL5I83ecmG0_117KXza1Tp8E
8th Annual Semicolon Tattoo Fundraiser Event
Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 12:00 – 9:00 PM MDT
At Resurrected Tattoo, 610 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83706
You are invited to join the Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline at Resurrected Tattoo for their
8th Annual Semicolon Tattoo Event, on Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 12:00 – 9:00 PM MDT.
The Semicolon symbolizes "The Decision to Continue our Story." Get a "';" tattoo for only $50 to support
a great cause, raise awareness, and meet some great people in the process! Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline
is the only statewide 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline in Idaho.
ICSH is a resource for anyone in Idaho experiencing a suicidal or other type of crisis. They accept calls, texts,
or chat communications without regard to age, disability, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation,
or national origin. Please share this post with your friends and family and invite everyone to participate. If you
or a loved one need to talk, call ICSH now. You don't have to be suicidal to call. Someone is always here for
you on the other end of the line.
Call or text 988, or visit www.idahocrisis.org to chat online.
5th Annual Ride For Jared
September 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM MST.
Registration Starts at 9:00 AM MST.
High Desert Harley Davidson (2310 East Cinema Drive, Meridian, ID 83642)
One way you can help with suicide prevention and awareness is to participate in a local or national event.
Those in the Treasure Valley of Idaho will have several opportunities to participate in different
prevention and awareness events that we will share on MGC. One great event is the 5th Annual
Ride for Jared, to remember the spirit of Jared Spero, who died by suicide in November 2017.
All vehicles and riders are welcome to attend the ride on September 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM MST.
The ride will begin at High Desert Harley Davidson. All other proceeds will benefit the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention and the Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline.
50% of proceeds will be donated to a fund for Jared's daughter, Kaylie.
For additional information please contact Tina at 208-996-9601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a donation and/or to register, visit: https://rideforjared.com/
FREE - Healing After Suicide Loss: From Suicide Loss To Purpose
5-Day Interview Series: May 8 - 12, 2023
Do you feel like you’re moving in the right direction on your suicide grief journey, and now you’re wondering…
what’s next? You may know you want to find your purpose but need more motivation. Or perhaps you feel lost
without your loved one, stuck in your grief, and don’t know where to start. I understand - when you lose your
loved one to suicide, you don’t have the time or energy to scour the internet to search for support and advice to
help you find your inner peace. That’s why I am eager to tell you about my friend Caro Brookings’ upcoming
interview series. She has brought together 25+ top experts, authors, and support providers from the suicide grief
and loss space who will share how YOU can rewire your brain and discover your purpose. Our founder, Sara J. Cobb,
is so grateful to be part of this FREE 5-day interview series, and can’t wait to share her wisdom with you!
From Suicide Loss To Purpose starts on May 8. Don’t miss out!
Sign up to save your seat at: https://signup.fromsuicidelosstopurpose.com/sara
American Association for Suicidology's Healing After Suicide Loss Summit
Wednesday, April 19th, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST
American Association for Suicidology (AAS) is excited to announce its Healing After Suicide Loss Summit,
which will be live-streamed and in-person for registered attendees on Wednesday, April 19th, from 1:00 pm
to 6:00 pm PST. The Healing After Suicide Loss Summit precedes AAS23, their 56th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, from April 19–22! The Summit sets out to offer hope, a sense of community, and tangible tools for those impacted by suicide loss, as well for care providers who work within this community. Suicide loss survivors are welcome to join in person or online through live stream to take part in the day. There is a $50 registration fee.
A collective of fellow loss survivors, professionals in the field, and those with lived expertise are planning to provide a healing, hopeful day that intends to assist anyone at any point in their loss journey.
Register at www.theeventregistration.com/aas23/2650799
Kevin’s Song 7th Annual Conference on Suicide: Building Roads to a Better Tomorrow - Jan 26 - 28, 2023Read Now
Kevin’s Song 7th Annual Conference on Suicide: Building Roads to a Better Tomorrow
Michigan’s largest conference on suicide — the Kevin’s Song 7th Annual Conference on Suicide: Building Roads to a Better Tomorrow — announced that registration is now open for the widely respected event that features a prestigious roster of leading experts in the field of suicide. Presented by The Dolores and Paul Lavins Foundation, The Children’s Foundation and the Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation, the conference will be produced by Detroit Public Television and returns to an in-person format January 26 – 28, 2023 at the St. John’s Resort located at 44045 Five Mile Rd. in Plymouth, MI. The three-day conference will bring together more than 400 educators, mental health professionals, professional trainees and students, business and community leaders as well as members of the public, survivors of suicide loss, and attempt survivors. It will address suicide as a public health crisis to better understand and prevent suicide while helping to build pathways to better models of prevention and treatment in order to save lives. A prestigious roster of leading mental health professionals, educators, and experts in the field of suicide will participate in this three-day summit to offer explore new and innovative approaches to suicide prevention. Early bird pricing through January 15, 2023. Online Registration CLOSES January 20, 2023.
After January 20th, registration will be available ONLY at the door on conference days.
Learn more at the link in bio @kevins_song or at https://kevinssong.org/conference/
Connection is the Cure - FREE Concert
All are invited to Connection is the Cure at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa Idaho on January 15 , 2023.
Doors & resource booths open at 5:00 PM and the onstage event is from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Get ready for a night of healing, connection and hope as Ben Fuller and several outstanding speakers share
their passion, their experiences and ignite a fire of hope and resiliency in all of us. While you may not personally struggle with addiction or mental illness, chances are someone close to you does. Connection Is the Cure has set
out to create a concert that will focus on prevention and equip you with tools to overcome obstacles but also
offer hope to those that suffer. Connection Is the Cure aims to normalize and encourage ongoing conversations about mental health, addiction recovery and suicide awareness.
This is a FREE concert for youth and adults. No ticket required!
Help spread the word by sharing this post! Invite your friends and family.
Follow @connection_isthe_cure on Instagram for updates!
Learn more or volunteer to help at www.connectionisthecureidaho.org
Healing After Suicide Loss: Sparking Hope Through Connection
Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Opportunity Presbyterian Church - 202 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
This FREE Event for suicide loss survivors of any age.
The event is organized by Hope Haven Counseling & Journey Thru Grief with Guest Speaker/Suicide Loss Survivor, Kimberly Starr. In 2015, Kimberly's son Tom died by suicide. She has since started StarrBright Suicide Prevention Presentations, and is passionate about suicide prevention and healing for suicide loss survivors.
To register scan the QR code in the graphic or visit: https://tinyurl.com/SparkingHope
Survivors of Suicide Loss Groups - Kevin's Song
Kevin's Song is hosting both in-person and virtual Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups that offer
peer-based, non-clinical support to help those impacted by suicide loss cope with their complex grief.
The virtual meeting is on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM EST.
Contact Amanda@kevinssong.org to receive a Zoom link to join. The in-person group will met on the third Thursday of the month at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (16 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236). For additional information email Amanda@kevinssong.org or call 313-236-7109.
Oregon Suicide Prevention Conference (OSPC)
Tuesday, October 11th through Thursday, October 13th, 2022
Ashland Hills Hotel Conference Center in Ashland, Oregon
Lines for Life, Oregon Health Authority, and other dedicated community partners invite you to join us at the
Oregon Suicide Prevention Conference (OSPC). Attendees will encounter plentiful opportunities to learn, connect, and heal and will leave with relevant networks, skills, and training, along with to-do lists for improving suicide prevention and mental health promotion efforts in their communities. OSPC 2022 – Reconnecting to Hope: Growing Responsive Communities – focuses on rebuilding and growing connections between individuals, providers, local and state resources, advocates, and prevention leaders. These connections strengthen community support networks and create systems that can respond with compassion and care to address individuals' unique needs, lifting Oregonians to reconnect to hope when they are struggling. OSPC 2022 will be held Tuesday, October 11th through Thursday, October 13th, 2022, at Ashland Hills Hotel Conference Center in Ashland, Oregon. Pre-conference trainings will be
on Monday, October 10th. This conference is an in-person event, so the guidance of local and federal health authorities concerning COVID-19 risk and precautions will be followed.
To find out more or to register, visit https://web.cvent.com/event/051c16dc-efc4-49d9-8c3b-020a49f4e9ff/websitePage:0b50957b-305a-43b0-8bc4-622f42b7d68d
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
Saturday, September 17, 2022
While physician suicide was a crisis long before COVID-19, the demands of the pandemic have created a
sense of urgency to better support physicians’ mental health and well-being. 6 in 10 physicians have
feelings of anger, tearfulness, or anxiety. About one-third feel hopeless. Nearly half of doctors say
they’ve withdrawn from family, friends, and co-workers. These feelings may lead to depression, anxiety,
and post-traumatic stress disorder when left untreated. All of that can lead to suicidal thoughts for
physicians. Doctors have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is a reminder and call to action. Every day we can make time to talk – and to act – so physicians’ struggles don’t become mental health emergencies. We can help prevent physician suicide by learning the signs, starting the conversations, understanding the underlying barriers, and sharing the resources to help those in distress seek mental health care. Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists to provide peer support for physician colleagues and American medical students.
Call 1-888-409-0141 or visit www.physiciansupportline.com. The hotline is open 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM every day;
no appointment is necessary. For an abundance of resources to share with colleagues or have for yourself,
please visit www.npsaday.org for dedicated NPSA Day content and resources.
Break the Silence 5K Walk/Run
Saturday, September 10, 2022, Walk Begins at 10:00 AM
1805 Tilford Lane, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho,
SPAN of North Idaho is holding its annual in-person Break the Silence 5K walk, run, skip, (or however you roll) this Saturday, September 10, 2022! This walk is in remembrance of those lost to the completion of suicide and an effort to raise suicide awareness and prevention. On-site registration and check-in will open at 8:30 AM on the morning of the walk at the pavilion, and the walk will begin at 10:00 AM.
The annual "Break the Silence" Walk begins at the beautiful Riverstone Park (1805 Tilford Lane),
nestled in the Village at Riverstone in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Walkers will start at Riverstone Park/Centennial Trail junction and travel along the beautiful Centennial Trail connecting to the Prairie Trail. The "Break the Silence Loop" sign at the halfway point of the walk will signify it is time to return
to Riverstone Park, where light snacks & entertainment will be waiting. A water station will also be available at the halfway point. Enjoy the music provided by local DJ Alejandro, and visit the park's
many community resource provider tables. (Lots of free swag!!) Suicide survivor resource information
and crisis intervention information will be available.
All proceeds and donations from this event go to further suicide prevention efforts and provide
community resources, education, training, and suicide loss support within the community.
Register to walk at: https://tinyurl.com/SPANBreakSilence
Coaching Suicide Awareness 2nd Annual FREE eSummit: Coaching Those Affected by Suicide - 10 Sept 2022Read Now
Coaching Suicide Awareness 2nd Annual FREE eSummit: Coaching Those Affected by Suicide
The nonprofit organization Coaching Suicide Awareness (CSA) is on a mission to provide networking
and resources to people affected by suicide. Their work involves prevention, intervention, and
postvention, and what to do in the aftermath of death to suicide.
In support of World Suicide Prevention Day, CSA will hold their 2nd annual FREE eSummit,
"Coaching Those Affected by Suicide," on September 10, 2022, starting at 9:00 AM EST.
The summit is focused mainly on postvention and the grief that accompanies a death by suicide, but there are sessions on prevention and intervention as well. This year's emphasis will be on helping people affected by suicide.
The event is FREE to all and offers coaches 7 CCEUs for ICF and CCNI continued education.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn:
- Skills needed to help survivors after a tragedy or suicide.
- How to approach complexities of mental health and resilience factors for those in marginalized groups.
- How to foster and practice empathy and compassion for employees in the workplace.
Register the link in stories or at: https://coachingsuicideawareness.com/esummit-2022/
Coaching Suicide Awareness eSummit 2022
September 10, 2022
Coaching Those Affected By Suicide
In support of the World Suicide Prevention Day, Coaching Suicide Awareness (CSA) will hold their
2nd annual eSummit on September 10, 2022. This year’s emphasis will be on helping people who have been affected by suicide. The event is free to all and offers coaches 7 CCEUs for ICF and CCNI continued education.
Register at: https://coachingsuicideawareness.com/esummit-2022/
4th Annual Ride for Jared
High Desert Harley Davidson, 2310 East Cinema Drive, Meridian, ID 83642
September 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Registration Starts at 9:00 AM
All Vehicles Welcome!
For additional information please contact Tina at 208-996-9601 or email@example.com
50% of proceeds will be donated to a fund for Jared's daughter, Kaylie. All other proceeds will benefit the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention and the Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline.
To make a donation and/or to register, visit: https://rideforjared.com/
FREE Online Summit: Healing After Suicide Loss: How To Let Go Of Your Guilt,Find Peace And Move Forward One Day At A Time: May 2 - 6, 2022Read Now
FREE Online Summit: Healing After Suicide Loss: How To Let Go Of Your Guilt,
Find Peace And Move Forward One Day At A Time: May 2 - 6, 2022
Join host, and suicide bereavement coach, Caro Brookings, and these featured speakers:
Carey Conley & Laurel Wilson - Authors and Vision Experts
Jill Cowan - Co-Founder of Healing To The Max
Kelli Nielsen - Founder of The Grief Guru
Lisa K Boehm - Author
Marianne Gouveia - Founder of EricsHouse
Melissa Bottorff-Arey - Podcast Host and Author
Rita Schulte - Licensed Professional Board Certified Counselor
Sara J. Cobb - Founder of My Grief Connection
Tracy Oeser - Founder of Journey Thru Grief
Do you feel overwhelming guilt about the suicide of your loved one because you should have
done “this” and you could have done “that”? Do you keep thinking about why your loved one took
their life? Or maybe you knew your loved one was struggling and you were still unable to save them?
You are not alone, and you do not have to suffer in silence. If you have been longing to let go of
your guilt after losing your loved one to suicide…then you should sign up for the Healing After
Suicide Loss interview series. My friend Caro Brookings has brought together 20+ top experts, authors and support providers from the suicide grief and loss space for this free interview series on how to
let go of your guilt, find peace and move forward one day at a time. When your loved one has died
by suicide, you don’t have the time or the energy to scour the internet and find some of the
fantastic resources that are out there available to you.
Maybe you have tried some advice that you’ve heard somewhere and you felt a little better for
a while, only to be back at square one the next day. So you sit there alone, feeling sad and anxious,
and you wonder if you will ever feel happy again. Here’s what I believe: We don’t move on after
suicide loss, but you can move forward if you work through your grief. Because time alone doesn’t
heal all wounds - it’s important what you do with your time. You should know it is possible for you
too to let go of your guilt and find peace. You just need to know the right steps to take. That’s why
I am so grateful for the Healing After Suicide Loss interview series. It’s 5 days of tried and tested advice and encouragement from top experts from around the world to help YOU move forward with your life.
It’s free, but you have to save your seat to get access. Be sure to catch my session on May 2nd!
Claim your ticket to the online event at: https://interviews.healingaftersuicideloss.org/sara
Bend Not Break: Suicide Prevention Concert
Rescheduled to May 13, 2022 at Maverik Center in a West Valley City, Utah
Concert starts at 7:00 PM. Doors Open at 6:00 PM.
America's Got Talent Alumni Alex Boyé, known for his dynamic African-infused music that has gained over 1 billion views on YouTube is using his voice to shine a light on mental health and suicide prevention. Join Alex and friends on May 7th. at Maverik Center for Utah’s first ever Utah Suicide Prevention Concert. Utah has the 6th highest suicide rate in the U.S. On average, someone dies by suicide every 13 hours in the state of Utah. We can’t be silent anymore when it comes to mental health simply because it might be uncomfortable. The cost of silence is TOO HIGH. The concept is simple; to normalize and encourage ongoing conversations about mental health within schools, the workplace, churches and throughout the community. These concerts to help build connection with mental health experts, provide support and healing in our community. This will be an unforgettable night that
will feed your soul in ways you didn’t think you needed. This is not just a concert. It will be an experience.
THIS CONCERT IS FREE AND IS BEING DONATED VIA CORPORATE SPONSORS.
If you are your company would like to be a co-sponsor, contact 801-427-7439 for more information.
If you are a mental health organization or a therapist group/Individual and would like to set up a
booth at the event; contact Jackie at The Maverik Center at 801-988-8843.
For more info on Alex’s foundation and his purpose, go to: https://lnkd.in/gP5QXiuQ
Tickets will be Free Admission and will be available to the public starting Wednesday February 9th at 10AM. Limited seating available on a first come first serve basis. Grab your FREE tickets at: www.maverikcenter.com
6th annual Conference on Suicide: Equity and Equality in Suicide Prevention –
Expanding the Conversation and Offering Solutions
January 27 - 29, 2002
This three day conference will explore solutions to the challenges that contribute to inequities and inequalities in our systems and in ourselves. The 2022 conference will dig deep to look for solutions to increases in suicide and suicidal attempts in diverse communities with a focus on what prevention models, evidence-based training programs and treatment modalities are working to make a difference and save lives.
The first day of the conference is the annual School Summit, presented by The Children’s Foundation, with sessions and speakers focused on education and youth. The second day of the conference, presented by the Dolores and
Paul Lavins Foundation, features expanded conversations and solutions to the increased suicide risk in marginalized communities. The final day of the conference is dedicated to survivors and the elimination of stigma and is presented by the Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation. Saturday’s survivor program will be FREE and available as part of all conference registrations as well as being live streamed on Facebook in conjunction with Detroit Public Television: Kevin Fischer of NAMI MI, Jordan Burnham, Barb Smith and a survivor panel moderated
by Amelia Lehto. On Thursday and Friday, there will be 10 breakout sessions covering a variety of subjects of interest to educators, mental health professionals and suicide prevention advocates.
Registration for the conference will be $150 to attend the three-day conference and $100 for the
3rd Annual School Summit only. The Saturday Program is FREE of charge, but you must register in advance.
Student rates are available.
Register for the conference at: https://kevinssong.org/conference/
Connection Is The Cure
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Ford Idaho Center Arena - 16114 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, ID 83687
FREE ADMISSION, No tickets required
Doors & resource booths open at 5:30 PM
On-stage event begins at 6:30 PM
All are welcome to attend this mental health awareness and suicide
prevention concert event featuring Alex Boyé: Connection Is The Cure on
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Ford Idaho Center Arena.
For more information visit: https://www.connectionisthecureidaho.org/
Long-Term Survivors of Suicide Loss Summit
July 21 - 24, 2022
The Long-Term Survivors of Suicide Loss Summit, taking place July 21 - 24, 2022 in
Cleveland, Ohio, provides those who have lost a loved one to suicide several years in the
past or more a unique opportunity to share their experiences, and benefit from constructive
new insights on how to healthily continue their grief journey over time. Those whose loss is
less recent (typically five or more years ago) are encouraged to attend, as the summit will
offer a different perspective than for those whose grief is more recent.
Through workshops, expert-led discussions, and social activities,
participants will engage with topics including:
• the different stages of grief • how to break the silence within families • using art, writing, and physical activity to process feelings over time • the intersection of trauma and long-term suicide loss • the positive aspects of volunteering • suicide and military culture • the relation of spirituality to suicide loss • sharing about suicide loss in the digital age • facilitating support groups for the newly bereaved • turning pain into purpose • the need for self-compassion • coping with long-term grief and depression • and more
The Long-Term Survivors of Suicide Loss Summit is the only conference of its kind, and one that promises to offer participants invaluable strategies to reflect, grow, and continue to heal.
Register at: https://afsp.org/long-term-survivors-of-suicide-loss-summit
Preventing a Crisis: Straight Talk on Youth Mental Health & Suicide
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM MST
Northwest Nazarene University Brandt Center Auditorium
623 S. University Blvd. Nampa, Idaho 83651
Due to recent deaths by suicide among our Canyon County students, we need to have a serious conversation
with parents and guardians about youth mental health including anxiety, depression, and suicide.
This adults-only conversation will highlight prevention and intervention resources and strategies.
My Ascension Documentary FREE Virtual Screening
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM MST
This FREE virtual screening of the feature length documentary "My Ascension," chronicles Emma Benoit's inspiring journey and quest to walk again after a suicide attempt paralyzed her. Emma became propelled by a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can
be done to prevent it. Magellan Healthcare, The Speedy Foundation,
Idaho Federation of Families, Recovery in Motion and Hope Squad present
thisspecial screening of the film "My Ascension," available to stream for FREE on
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM MST.
The screening will be followed by an important dialogue related to youth suicide prevention. Speakers include: Emma Benoit, Shannon Decker, founder of The Speedy Foundation,
Dr. Greg Hudnall, founder of Hope Squad and filmmaker Greg Dicharry.
Register now for this FREE event at: http://watch.showandtell.film/watch/idaho
If you or someone you know needs help - call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis Text Line - Text - HELLO to 741741
3rd Annual Strength 2 Thrive Walkathon Supports the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
Nampa, Idaho – The 3rd Annual Strength 2 Thrive Suicide Prevention Walkathon will kick off promptly at 8:00 PM on September 11, 2021, with general festivities and team set-up at 7:00 PM at Columbia High School in Nampa, Idaho. (301 S. Happy Valley Road). All ages are welcome to come for a few hours or to stay all night long!
Idaho is consistently ranked in the top 10 states for suicide deaths every year. If ever there was a time to focus on suicide prevention, it is now! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health needs are escalating drastically. During the second quarter of 2021, which ended in June, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline received 49% more calls than it did in the second quarter of 2020. This number is a significant increase in those recognizing that they are struggling and need support. Thankfully, in Idaho, we are committed as a community to stand by those who are struggling.
In September, during National Suicide Prevention Month, Strength 2 Thrive provides space for the community to come together in solidarity and support with those suffering from suicidal thoughts or the grief from the loss of a loved one to suicide. The event has raised nearly $70,000 for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline in the previous two years.
The walkathon is an uplifting community gathering intended to raise awareness around suicide, offer support for those suffering from suicidal thoughts or attempts, and comfort to those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide.
There will be live local music and speakers throughout the night, a memorial garden of remembrance, and food trucks serving refreshments. During this family-friendly, outdoor event, folks of all ages will walk around the track during the hours that suicide rates are at their highest, showing their emotional support for those who are suffering.
Donations are tax-deductible and will benefit the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, helping to save lives!
Register to walk and raise funds, or donate to support others who are walking, at www.strength2thrive.org. For questions or more information, email Jennifer Haagenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help spread the light to those who are hurting, struggling, and lonely.
So many suffer alone in silence with their dark thoughts. Let's show them that we care and there is hope that they can get to a better, brighter place in life.
Come participate in the 3rd Annual Strength 2 Thrive Suicide Prevention Walkathon & Community Event on September 11, 2021, at Columbia High School in Nampa, Idaho.
The community will gather to raise awareness about suicide prevention and postvention, and we will support those who are suffering from suicidal thoughts and/or attempts, mental health issues, and grief from the loss of a loved one to suicide.
Pull together your friends, family, co-worker to join you, as we all walk throughout the night in support and solidarity with those who need us.
Teams are challenged to raise $5,000 in donations for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. Individuals are
welcome to participate as well. All the funds raised will be put to good use and will help save lives.
There will be live local music, speakers, a garden of remembrance & food trucks.
This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome!
Let's illuminate the darkness and spread light, love & hope far and wide!
Learn more and sign up today at http://strength2thrive.org/
To donate to the My Grief Connection team, Alive 2 Thrive, visit: https://strength2thrive.org/donations/sara-cobb/
Follow @strength2thrive_walk on Instagram and Like the Strength 2 Thrive Facebook Page for updates.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 14 November 2023
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