Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month!
Everyone has a role to play in adolescent suicide prevention - parents, family members, school employees, coaches, health care professionals, friends, and community members. During Mental Health Awareness Month (May) and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (September), the Kansas Maternal and Child Health Council (KMCHC) encourages you to spread the word about the importance of taking action to prevent suicide.
The KMCHC has designed a series of social media posts based on the #BeThe1To's 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Crisis. Throughout the months of May and September, post the graphics on your social media platforms. Feel free to customize the messages to include any resources, support services, treatment providers, and suicide prevention or mental health training opportunities in your community!