What can I do to get involved in suicide pervention
What a great question! There are a few ways to get involved in either your school of community.
The first thing to do would be to starting learning more about suicide. You can check out We R Native’s website and the International Association for Suicide Prevention's (IASP) or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) webpages for more information, factsheets, and Suicide Prevention events worldwide: iasp.info or afsp.org.
Then, take action and spread the word that suicide CAN BE PREVENTED!
Here’s what you can do:
•Organize a cultural or spiritual event to raise awareness about suicide (maybe an Out of the Darkness Walk).
•Organize a training at your school on suicide and depression...host a Question, Persuade, Respond (QPR) training or TeenScreen event.
•Watch We R Native YouTube video’s on suicide prevention.
•Create a video about suicide prevention and post it on We R Native.
•Check out these additional resources: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (save.org) or the get involved page of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
•Create and share hopeful message by using the #WeNeedYouHere blank sign. This small message can remind a friend, a family member, or even a person across the country that We Are Connected and #weneedyouhere.
•Apply for a We R Native mini grant of up to $475 to host a World Suicide Prevention month activity. Learn more and apply here
Hope this helps to get you started. Let us know how it goes. We would love to hear back from you on the amazing work you’re doing.